When the Hurlyburly's Done / When the Battle's Lost and Won: Service, Suffering, and Survival of Civil War and Great War Veterans

When the Hurlyburly's Done / When the Battle's Lost and Won: Service, Suffering, and... revi ew essay When the Hurlyburly’s Done / When the Battle’s Lost and Won” Service, Suffering, and Survival of Civil War and Great War Veterans ian ish erwood Marching in the Gettysburg Liberty Parade in May 1918 was a drum corps consisting entirely of Civil War veterans. As local citizens demonstrated their patriotism—notably with the Kaiser hanging in effigy—the old sol - diers helped keep the pace for two thousand citizens who turned out to vigorously support the Great War. It was no doubt a moving moment, the nation’s largest veteran demographic encouraging and supporting the next generation of soldiers to fight for cause and country in a very dif - ferent war waged on a very different continent. Though fifty years sepa - rated the trenches of Petersburg from those of the western front, for one moment, the men who fought in the nation’s bloodiest war marched along- side doughboys who were training, on a battlefield of that war, to fight in France. It is common to see the two conflicts as though existing in separate his - torical worlds. One is distinctly nineteenth century in its conduct and in its soldiers’ experiences. The other is decidedly more http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of the Civil War Era University of North Carolina Press

When the Hurlyburly's Done / When the Battle's Lost and Won: Service, Suffering, and Survival of Civil War and Great War Veterans

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revi ew essay When the Hurlyburly’s Done / When the Battle’s Lost and Won” Service, Suffering, and Survival of Civil War and Great War Veterans ian ish erwood Marching in the Gettysburg Liberty Parade in May 1918 was a drum corps consisting entirely of Civil War veterans. As local citizens demonstrated their patriotism—notably with the Kaiser hanging in effigy—the old sol - diers helped keep the pace for two thousand citizens who turned out to vigorously support the Great War. It was no doubt a moving moment, the nation’s largest veteran demographic encouraging and supporting the next generation of soldiers to fight for cause and country in a very dif - ferent war waged on a very different continent. Though fifty years sepa - rated the trenches of Petersburg from those of the western front, for one moment, the men who fought in the nation’s bloodiest war marched along- side doughboys who were training, on a battlefield of that war, to fight in France. It is common to see the two conflicts as though existing in separate his - torical worlds. One is distinctly nineteenth century in its conduct and in its soldiers’ experiences. The other is decidedly more

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Published: Mar 1, 2019

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