Southern Invincibility: A History of the Confederate Heart : Through the letters and diaries of soldiers and civilians - men and women, gentrified plantation owners and rural farmers - Sword demonstrates how the spirit of invincibility fueled the South's initial victories and how it metamorphosed into a noble pride that enabled the South to endure after it had lost the war. He takes us into Confederate camps where soldiers relied on their sense of righteousness to fight boredom, homesickness, and, later, the temptation to desert. He also leads us into several of the war's most decisive battles, where leaders used Southern pride to inspire their men to endure the brutalities of combat. Finally, he introduces us to the wives, daughters, and sisters of Confederate soldiers who depended on their belief in the justness of the cause to withstand life under military occupation and the uncertainty of their future.
|History & Geography||United States - Civil War|