For Cause and Comrades
For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War is a book by James M. McPherson about the civil war. The book draws heavily from 250 diaries and 2500 letters from 1000 Rebel and Yankee soldiers. In the book, McPherson explores the factors that kept the soldiers motivated and engaged in the horribly bloody and gruesome war. Using the letters and diaries, McPherson provides a comprehensive set of ideals that he believes were some of the key reasons why the individuals kept fighting in this war.
In For Causes and Comrades, the author’s thesis is ...