Louisiana State University
Bradley R. Clampitt explores the “emotional lives” of Confederates as they transitioned from soldiers to civilians in Lost Causes: Confederate Demobilization and the Making of Veteran Identity. Reviewer Tracy L. Barnett writes that by using a large sample of sources including letters, journals, and questionnaires collected from Tennessee soldiers who fought in all the war’s theaters, Clampitt reveals “the Confederate mindset and details the on-the-ground process of southern demobilization” as the soldiers moved from the battlefront to the homefront.
Barnett, Tracy L.
"Lost Causes: Confederate Demobilization and the Making of Veteran Identity,"
Civil War Book Review: Vol. 24
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cwbr/vol24/iss4/8