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“Going up the Spout”: Converging Defeat on the Battlefield and Home Front

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229376
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823234912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0008

Series: Reconstructing America

“Going up the Spout”: Converging Defeat on the Battlefield and Home Front

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This chapter discusses the idea that the Civil War's greatest impact on children came through its impact on their family life. Households in South Carolina experienced severe problems because the war drained their districts of doctors and skilled artisans important to the functioning of their communities.

Keywords: defeat; battlefield; home front; Civil War; children; family life; South Carolina

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Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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