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Lincoln's Code

The Laws of War in American History

Lincoln's Code( )
Author: Witt, John Fabian
ISBN:978-1-4165-7012-7
Publication Date:Sep 2012
Publisher:Free Press
Imprint:Free Press
Book Format:Ebook
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Pulitzer Prize Finalist Bancroft Prize Winner ABA Silver Gavel Award Winner A New York Times Notable Book of the Year In the closing days of 1862, just three weeks before Emancipation, the administration of Abraham Lincoln commissioned a code setting forth the laws of war for US armies. It announced standards of conduct in wartime--concerning torture, prisoners of war, civilians, spies, and slaves--that shaped the course of the Civil War. By the...
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