|You're right younglobo, war is brutal. But I think the majority of officers that we study today - maintained a code of ethics during the conflict. They recognized an unspoken "rules of engagement." Much of this may be due to the relationships that were shared between West Pointers in both the blue and gray uniforms. For some, it was a matter of maintaining the honor of their family name. For others, it may have been their religious convictions.
Those that didn't (IMO) took advantage of the war and used it as an opportunity to "misbehave" under the guise of military action. Regardless, I think we can all agree that atrocities in war are not acceptable under any circumstances.
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