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From Selma to AppomattoxThe History of the Jeff Davis Artillery$
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Lawrence R. Laboda

Print publication date: 1997

Print ISBN-13: 9780195109979

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.001.0001

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A Winter of Change

A Winter of Change

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(p.80) Chapter VII A Winter of Change
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From Selma to Appomattox
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Lawrence R. Laboda

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195109979.003.0007

This chapter talks about the army of Gen. Burnside, which only engaged in little more than cavalry reconnaissance; and the Jeff Davis Artillery, which was also finding an overabundance of time to be a problem. They had only long days of winter to look forward to. Reorganizations and promotions in both armies were made. Furthermore, a steady rain struck, and before long the ponderous Federal machine was literally stuck in the mud. Bondurant, Bates, and their company were subjected to a full month of the tedium and fixed routine that went with life in winter quarters, and the seasons still had a long way to go.

Keywords:   armies, winter, Jeff Davis, overabundance, promotions, Federal machine, routine

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