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Deserter CountryCivil War Opposition in the Pennsylvania Appalachians$
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Robert M. Sandow

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780823230518

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823230518.001.0001

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The Limits of Patriotism: Early Mobilization in the Mountains

The Limits of Patriotism: Early Mobilization in the Mountains

(p.44) 3 The Limits of Patriotism: Early Mobilization in the Mountains
Deserter Country

Robert M. Sandow

Fordham University Press

In July 1862, during the second summer of the war, a lone recruiting officer made his way to the scattered settlements of northern Jefferson County in search of fresh soldiers. The situation was a marked contrast to the previous year, when recruiting had been brisk. Standard narratives of the war's opening months emphasize an intense outburst of patriotism. These portrayals are based on contemporary accounts and the selective memory of local commemorations. After the attack on Fort Sumter, voices of doubt were lost in the reporting of exuberant public celebration. The War Department requested volunteers to serve arduous three-year terms. The period of sacrifice lengthened considerably. It is impossible to estimate the amount of discouraging mail from home or its effectiveness.

Keywords:   war, soldiers, Jefferson County, Fort Sumter, patriotism, volunteers, sacrifice

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