GraniteStater wrote:Towards the end, in the fall of '64, Lee & the ANV were leaking hundreds of deserters weekly. or even daily.
Calvin809 wrote:I don't know if bounty jumping would be the same thing. From what I know if you were a bounty jumper you would sign up to get the bounty then leave and sign up somewhere else. Does that count as desertion? I don't know many details about how it worked but did they even show up to be counted in a unit before they deserted?
try desertion cowardice and punishment by wietz, cs lost 30% of its manpower and Us 20% to desertion. Mutiny was less common, 54th mass negro regiment mutinied over pay, had some executed for it. Disobedience was rather common, despite draconian punishments, like bucking and gagging.Calvin809 wrote:Lets start the topic. How widespread was desertion, mutiny, disobedience. This one might be easier than the hand to hand combat one but maybe not.
Here is a few articles I found so far
Most of my reading I have noticed a lot of issues with stragglers for various reasons from being unfit to march to chasing after a pig to eat it. Its interesting how much the numbers of an army go up if they have a chance to sit for a few days without moving.
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