A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington's Army

By: Cox, Caroline

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Starting with the decision by patriot leaders to create a corps of officers who were gentlemen and a body of soldiers who were not, Caroline Cox examines the great gap that existed in the conditions of service of soldiers and officers in the Continental a

Title: A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington's Army

Author/Composer: Cox, Caroline

Categories: History Military/War,

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 2007-08-27

ISBN Number: 0807858617

ISBN Number 13: 9780807858615

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 004801

Description: New paperback book copy of A Proper Sense of Honor: Service and Sacrifice in George Washington's Army by Caroline Cox. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004. Manufactured in the United States of America. 368 pages, illustrations, notes, bibliography, index. 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches, 24 cm. Shipping weight 2 pounds: Additional fee may be requested on international order. Current list price 30.00. 2004 LTC Richard G. Trefry Award, Army Historical Foundation. Caroline Cox (1954-2014) was professor of history at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. From the book cover: Armies are the product of the societies that create them. In 1775, when patriot leaders formed the Continental army, they were informed by their own experiences and their knowledge of the British army. Thus, the Continental Congress created a corps of officers who were gentlemen and a body of soldiers who were not. Caroline Cox shows that, following this decision, a great gap existed in the conditions of service between soldiers and officers of the Continental army. Her study of daily military life, punishment and military justice, medical care and burial rituals illuminates the social world of the Continental army and shows how every aspect of life reinforced the distinctions of rank. At at time when existing social arrangements were increasingly challenged by war and political rhetoric that embraced the equal rights of men, Cox shows that change crept slowly into American military life. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

Keywords: American History, Military History, Caroline Cox, American Continental Army, American Military Life Soldiers,