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The Union Applies the Law of War

The Union Applies the Law of War

(p.61) 4 The Union Applies the Law of War
Act of Justice
Burrus M. Carnahan
University Press of Kentucky

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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