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Edmund L. Drago

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823229376

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001

“Going up the Spout”: Converging Defeat on the Battlefield and Home Front

(p.75) 7 “Going up the Spout”: Converging Defeat on the Battlefield and Home Front
Confederate Phoenix

Edmund L. Drago

Fordham University Press

This chapter discusses the idea that the Civil War's greatest impact on children came through its impact on their family life. Households in South Carolina experienced severe problems because the war drained their districts of doctors and skilled artisans important to the functioning of their communities.

Keywords:   defeat, battlefield, home front, Civil War, children, family life, South Carolina

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