TITLE

MUTINY of the 4th Massachusetts

AUTHOR(S)
West, Alan I.
PUB. DATE
September 2006
SOURCE
MHQ: Quarterly Journal of Military History;Autumn2006, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article investigates the reasons for the mutiny staged by the troops of the 4th Massachusetts Regiment which forever tainted its reputation during the U.S. Civil War. The reasons for the mutiny based on unpublished documents and letters include conflicting orders and an unprepared command to manage the challenges presented by a volunteer army. The exemplary performance of the regiment in combat is described.
ACCESSION #
22081230

 

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