Chapter

A Winter of Change

Lawrence R. Laboda

in From Selma to Appomattox

Published in print January 1997 | ISBN: 9780195109979
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853892 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0007
A Winter of Change

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This chapter talks about the army of Gen. Burnside, which only engaged in little more than cavalry reconnaissance; and the Jeff Davis Artillery, which was also finding an overabundance of time to be a problem. They had only long days of winter to look forward to. Reorganizations and promotions in both armies were made. Furthermore, a steady rain struck, and before long the ponderous Federal machine was literally stuck in the mud. Bondurant, Bates, and their company were subjected to a full month of the tedium and fixed routine that went with life in winter quarters, and the seasons still had a long way to go.

Keywords: armies; winter; Jeff Davis; overabundance; promotions; Federal machine; routine

Chapter.  5279 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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