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 Posted: Tue Dec 15th, 2009 08:10 pm
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HankC wrote: My own take is that desertion was not more of a problem in the south than the north until the south's cause was beyond hope...


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Personal and family pride were probably the main reason many more didnt give up and go home.
 Since they were fighting alongside the men they grew up with and others who knew them personally family pride was a big factor IMO.



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