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Military Necessity: Civil-Military Relations in the Confederacy

by Escott, Paul D.
Publisher: Praeger Security International
Retail Price: $49.95
Issue: Fall 2006
ISBN: 0275983137

Nowhere were the privations of the Civil War felt more acutely than the American South. With the Union edging closer to victory, the policies crafted by Confederate officials were shaped less by principle than military necessity. Southern society underwent a significant transformation, as those chosen to prosecute the war also became the primary arbiters of law and order.

review of Military Necessity: Civil-Military Relations in the Confederacy, by Escott, Paul D., Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2006).