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The Delafield Commission and the American military profession
The American regular army gained permanence in the early nineteenth century after overcoming numerous social and political obstacles, most notably a strong militia tradition. The War of 1812 and its aftermath established ...
Professionalism, social attitudes, and civil-military accountability in the United States Army Officer Corps, 1815-1846
This dissertation explores connections between occupation, class, and state formation, employing comparative and sociological perspectives previously neglected by historians of this topic in order to locate the officer ...
The diary of Private Alexander Hobbs, 42nd Massachusetts Regiment: The life of a Union soldier in Texas
Alexander Hobbs's diary records, from a Union perspective, the excitement of enlistment, impressions of southerners--both black and white--the confusion of combat, and the depression and helplessness of a prisoner of war. ...