Aces of the Eighth by Gene B. Stafford, William N. Hess

By Gene B. Stafford, William N. Hess

Aces of the 8th КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Squadron/Signal publicationsСерия: Squadron 6001Автор(ы): Gene B. Stafford, William N. HessЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 1973Количество страниц: 64Формат: pdfРазмер: 26.4 mbRapid eighty five

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G. T. Beauregard, regarded his action as desertion and instructed Arsenal superintendent John P. Thomas to arrest the boy and shoot him if he proved recalcitrant. Proctor returned to the Arsenal but soon left again to join the First South Carolina Infantry. He earned a lieutenant’s commission at Fredericksburg for ‘‘valor and skill’’ and lost a leg at Chancellorsville. 7 As the Confederacy prepared throughout the fall of  for a protracted conflict, military school superintendents as well as state and national military leaders had to determine what the military schools’ role would be.

18 While the memories of battlefield heroics and fallen alumni bolstered the prestige of the military schools among white southerners after the war, the subsequent civilian careers of those who survived were equally if not more important. While some military school graduates struggled to make ends meet in their impoverished homeland after the war, an astonishing number claimed important positions of civil leadership throughout their native states. In the case of the Citadel, the influence of alumni helped persuade the state of South Carolina in  to dedicate part of its impoverished income to reopening and supporting their alma mater.

Florida A&M claimed that the uniforms the male students were required to wear were made in the college ‘‘shop’’ and sold at cost. 51 The required uniform was also a way to keep disparities in dress from distinguishing destitute students from the well-to-do. As one alumnus of Texas A&M bragged to a newspaper editor in , ‘‘The old gray uniform covers up poverty. There are no dress suits to buy at A. 52 Hierarchy of rank within the corps of cadets also reinforced egalitarian principles, because rank depended on seniority, grades, and good behavior, not socioeconomic status.

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