This unique study of a generation of Tennessee soldiers contrasts in detail the lifestyles and class attitudes of the nineteenth-century South. Bailey has gleaned a vast amount of information on landownership and slaveownership, occupations, wealth, education, social-class relationships, Civil War experiences, and post-bellum careers. He argues that class differences and conflict were stronger that suggested by earlier scholars. Originally published in 1987. A UNC Press Enduring Edition - UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.