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The Union Applies the Law of War

Burrus M. Carnahan

in Act of Justice

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2007 | ISBN: 9780813124636
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134871 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0005
The Union Applies the Law of War

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This chapter discusses the Lincoln administration that slowly accepted the law of war, in response to specific needs and pressures that arose during the first year of the Civil War. It reveals that the law of war had been applied in practice by both the Union and Confederate armies.

Keywords: Lincoln administration; law of war; needs; pressures; Civil War; Union armies; Confederate armies

Chapter.  4094 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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