Motivations of Civil War Soldiers

Christopher Hamner talked about the factors that motivated Union and Confederate soldiers during different periods of the Civil… read more

Christopher Hamner talked about the factors that motivated Union and Confederate soldiers during different periods of the Civil War. Hamner explained how things like patriotism, money, and ideology factored into young men’s decisions to enlist and head into combat. He also explained that the promise of an immediate furlough served as incentive for soldiers to re-enlist during the latter half of the war. This class was from his course called, “The Civil War and Reconstruction.” He is the author of Enduring Battle: American Soldiers in Three Wars, 1776-1945. close

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Motivations of Civil War Soldiers

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
First Aired:
May 31, 2014
Last Aired:
Jun 21, 2014

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  • May 31, 2014 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 01, 2014 | 12:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 08, 2014 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 21, 2014 | 12:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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