Thursday, September 27, 2007

Book Examines Confederate Rumors

26 September 2007

Historian Loves a Good (Civil War) Rumor

A Civil War historian and professor at Mississippi State University says that rumors perpetuated by Confederates during the War Between the States boosted morale and kept soldiers from deserting. [...]

The actual reality of Confederate rumors is the topic of a new book by Jason K. Phillips. An assistant history professor at Mississippi State University, his "Diehard Rebels: The Confederate Culture of Invincibility" is scheduled for November release by the University of Georgia Press. [...]