Title

Tenting on the Old Campground: A Social History of the U.S. Army and State Volunteer Troops in the 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865

Date

5-29-2014 9:00 AM

End Time

29-5-2014 9:15 AM

Location

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Department

History

Session Chair

David Doellinger

Session Title

History Senior Thesis Presentations

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Max Geier and Patricia Goldsworthy-Bishop

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

Within this project, the story of the U.S. Army regulars will be told, describing the battles, deprivations, and struggles that they faced on and off the battlefields, and how their experience compared to their volunteer counterparts who shared in some of these Civil War struggles. The social backgrounds of these two groups will also be analyzed, and how the similarities and differences between volunteer and regular became abundantly clear through the catalyst of the Civil War, and the 5th corps in particular. This project will show how the two social and military groups transitioned from a mindset of disdain and mistrust to a respect and admiration for each other as effective and formidable fighting units.

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Tenting on the Old Campground: A Social History of the U.S. Army and State Volunteer Troops in the 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1862-1865

Natural Sciences (NS) 103

Within this project, the story of the U.S. Army regulars will be told, describing the battles, deprivations, and struggles that they faced on and off the battlefields, and how their experience compared to their volunteer counterparts who shared in some of these Civil War struggles. The social backgrounds of these two groups will also be analyzed, and how the similarities and differences between volunteer and regular became abundantly clear through the catalyst of the Civil War, and the 5th corps in particular. This project will show how the two social and military groups transitioned from a mindset of disdain and mistrust to a respect and admiration for each other as effective and formidable fighting units.