1. Creator/Author:
  2. Radley, Kenneth, (1)

Rebel watchdog : the Confederate States Army provost guard /

Radley, Kenneth,
Item ID:
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1989.
0807114685 (alk. paper) :
Call Number:
UB825.U54 R33 1989
Physical Description:
xvii, 340 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Confederate States of America. Army -- Military police.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-325) and index.; Genesis -- What manner of men are these? -- A matter of organization -- The duty of the provost -- There will be discipline -- Provost judge, provost jailer -- Passports : ubiquitous and effective -- Stragglers : the artful dodgers -- Let me lament the Exodus -- Take charge of all prisoners -- The provost marshal's law -- Do your duty in all things -- The paths of glory -- Good men and bad -- Finis-- Appendixes. Provost personnel -- Units on provost duty.; In this book, the author draws from more than four hundred primary sources to detail the workings of the Confederate States Army Provost Guard. Sanctioned by the Articles of War in 1861 to assist the South in the establishment of discipline over the vast numbers of hurriedly organized and untrained soldiers, the provost system became one of the most highly praised and controversial components of the Confederate army. It was charged with marshalling the South's available resources for war while simultaneously accommodating the region's marked predisposition toward individualism and against any semblance of a strong central government.; Book, cloth.
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Holding Institution:
Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection, Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
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