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"I Donte Want to Fight": One Union Soldier’s Struggle with Duty - The Journal of the Civil War Era
James Madison Jones wanted nothing more than to be out of the U.S. Army. The young father had enlisted in the 12th New Hampshire Infantry in August 1862, but once he donned the blue uniform and left his family behind, Jones regretted his decision. He tried–and failed–to renege on his enlistment for the next eight … Read More Read More