University of Nebraska Press
Thompson demonstrates that "Fraternization of enemy soldiers was more than a simple affair during the Civil War. It was used by soldiers to exercise agency and display acts of humanity during trying war years. In meetings that were forms of resistance and self-preservation, white soldiers also excluded black soldiers from events that would be used for a white-washed and racially exclusive narrative of reconciliation in postwar years."
"Friendly Enemies: Soldier Fraternization throughout the American Civil War,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 23
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol23/iss1/9