1. Creator/Author:
  2. Carnahan, Burrus M., (3)

Lincoln on trial : southern civilians and the law of war /

Other Title:
Southern civilians and the law of war
Carnahan, Burrus M.,
Item ID:
Louisville : University Press of Kentucky, c2010.
9780813125695 (hardcover : alk. paper); 0813125693 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call Number:
E457.2 .C295 2010
Physical Description:
165 p. ; 24 cm.
Civilians in war -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
Combatants and noncombatants (International law)
Just war doctrine.
War -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Military leadership.
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Ethics.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-154) and index.; Introduction : crisis at Baltimore -- "With the law of war in time of war" : applying international law to a civil war -- "Property, both of enemies and friends, may be taken when needed" : seizure and destruction of civilian property -- "Strong measures, deemed indispensable but harsh at best" : retaliation and guerrilla warfare -- "War, at the best, is terrible" : devastation and command responsibility -- "Can you get near enough to throw shells into the city?" : personal injury to civilians -- Conclusion: "Government should not act for revenge".
OCLC Number:
Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
Available for Viewing:
By appointment only
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