Union Officers in the Western Theater during the Civil War
By Kristopher A. Teters
240 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, bibl., index
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-3886-7
Published: June 2018
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-3887-4
Published: April 2018
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6882-6
Published: November 2021
Civil War America
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Through extensive research in the letters and diaries of western Union officers, Teters demonstrates how practical considerations drove both the attitudes and policies of Union officers regarding emancipation. Officers primarily embraced emancipation and the use of black soldiers because they believed both policies would help them win the war and save the Union, but their views on race actually changed very little. In the end, however, despite its practical bent, Teters argues, the Union army was instrumental in bringing freedom to the slaves.
About the Author
Kristopher A. Teters is a course faculty member at Western Governor's University.
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