"We Are No Grumblers": Negotiating State and Federal Military Service in the Pennsylvania Reserve Division
Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography
The article discusses the status of state and federal military officers from Pennsylvania during the U.S. Civil War. It examines the alleged confusion as to the expiration of contracts for soldiers and sailors in the Pennsylvania Reserve Division who had enlisted in 1861. According to the article, the problems arose from organizational difficulties as the mobilization of the Union army fluctuated following the 1861 call to volunteer service from state governors. The article states that following that call, soldiers were transferred from state service into federal service. According to the article, the organizational dilemma caused discord among the Pennsylvania Reserve Division and questions about what the U.S. Constitution provided for in questions of military authority.
Original Publication Citation
Orr, T. J. (2011). "We are no grumblers": Negotiating state and federal military service in the Pennsylvania Reserve Division. Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, 135(4), 447-480.
Orr, Timothy J., ""We Are No Grumblers": Negotiating State and Federal Military Service in the Pennsylvania Reserve Division" (2011). History Faculty Publications. 28.
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