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|The consequences seem to greatly vary in some instances during the civil war some people who had deserted at some point were just mustered back into the war at a lower rank and no pay for that absence. Deserters didn't often face the full penalty of the law which is death for deserting, though some men did get this consequence for their actions. Men who desert today can get dishonorably discharged and still the full penalty of the law is death for desertion so there is a chance that they would have to face death. Most men who desert today hide in other countries escaping any punishment at all. A lot of men have chosen to flee to Canada to escape any kind of punishment for not wanting to go back to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.