Maryland's Blue & Gray: A Border State's Union & Confederate Junior Officer Corps by Kevin Conley RuffnerMaryland's Blue & Gray: A Border State's Union & Confederate Junior Officer Corps by Kevin Conley Ruffner

Maryland's Blue & Gray: A Border State's Union & Confederate Junior Officer Corps

byKevin Conley Ruffner

Hardcover | January 7, 1997

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This is a colletive biography focusing on the 365 Maryland men who served as captains and lieutenants in the Virginia theatre of operations in the Civil War. It examines the effect the conflict had on the officer corps in terms of promotions, morale, and discipline.
Title:Maryland's Blue & Gray: A Border State's Union & Confederate Junior Officer CorpsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.25 × 6.29 × 1.27 inPublished:January 7, 1997Publisher:Louisiana State University Press

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ISBN - 10:0807121355

ISBN - 13:9780807121351

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Maryland's Blue and Gray is a collective biography focusing on the 365 men from Maryland who served as captains and lieutenants in the Virginia theater of operations, specifically with the Army of the Potomac's Maryland Brigade and the Army of Northern Virginia's Maryland Line. These soldiers provide a rare opportunity to investigate the backgrounds, military careers, and wartime experiences of a specific group who fought on both sides of the nation's bloodiest and most contentious war. Ruffner examines the effects of the conflict on the officer corps in terms of promotions, morale, and discipline, and on their relationships with the home front, subordinates, and commanders. Ruffner offers insight into the cultural affinities between the Union and Confederate Marylanders as well as into the nature of the divisiveness that resulted in deadly combat. A groundbreaking study, Maryland's Blue and Gray utilizes both military and social history to plumb the motivations, ambitions, and experiences of men from a single state that, like the country at large, was torn asunder