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Newspaper Accounts of Desertion, 1862

This activity explores newspaper accounts from the Weekly Raleigh Register and the Raleigh Standard on desertion from the Confederate army in 1862. The first section presents two articles from each newspaper regarding the punishment of deserters in late 1862 and a brief comparison and analysis of the two. The second section presents two additional articles from each newspaper along with a list of questions to consider for comparative analysis.


Joe Speranza