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The Union Applies the Law of War

The Union Applies the Law of War

Chapter:
(p.61) 4 The Union Applies the Law of War
Source:
Act of Justice
Author(s):
Burrus M. Carnahan
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124636.003.0005

This chapter discusses the Lincoln administration that slowly accepted the law of war, in response to specific needs and pressures that arose during the first year of the Civil War. It reveals that the law of war had been applied in practice by both the Union and Confederate armies.

Keywords:   Lincoln administration, law of war, needs, pressures, Civil War, Union armies, Confederate armies

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