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Author Ruffner, Kevin Conley.

Title Maryland's Blue & Gray : a Border State's Union and Confederate Junior Officer Corps / Kevin Conley Ruffner.

Published Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [1997]


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 UniM Bail  973.7452 RUFF    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 428 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-414) and index.
Summary Maryland's Blue and Gray is a collective biography focusing on the 365 men from Maryland who served as captains and lieutenants in the Virginia theater of operations, specifically with the Army of the Potomac's Maryland Brigade and the Army of Northern Virginia's Maryland Line. These soldiers provide a rare opportunity to investigate the backgrounds, military careers, and wartime experiences of a specific group who fought on both sides of the nation's bloodiest and most contentious war. Ruffner examines the effects of the conflict on the officer corps in terms of promotions, morale, and discipline, and on their relationships with the home front, subordinates, and commanders.
Ruffner offers insight into the cultural affinities between the Union and Confederate Marylanders as well as into the nature of the divisiveness that resulted in deadly combat. A groundbreaking study, Maryland's Blue and Gray utilizes both military and social history to plumb the motivations, ambitions, and experiences of men from a single state that, like the country at large, was torn asunder.
Subject United States. Army -- Officers -- History -- 19th century.
United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers.
Soldiers -- Maryland -- History -- 19th century.
Maryland -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Variant Title Maryland's Blue and Gray.
ISBN 0807121355 (cloth : alk. paper)