Valley of Despair: The Hardships of War Strained Patriotism
In the months that followed the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, the Confederacy saw its capacities weakening dramatically. Although the war-born and war-fed nation sustained its fighting power, mobilizing every human and material resource it possessed, that very mobilization fractured and eroded the South. In every community and in every regiment, people asked how much more they could, should, or would give to an imperiled cause.
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Ayers, Edwards L. "Valley of Despair: The Hardships of War Strained Southern Patriotism." America's Civil War Magazine, January 2018. http://historynet.com/valley-despair-southern-patriotism.htm