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ISBN:0807121738
Author: Kenneth J. Radley
ISBN13: 978-0807121733
Title: Rebel Watchdog: The Confederate States Army Provost Guard
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Publisher: LSU Press; Revised ed. edition (March 1, 1997)
Pages: 360

Rebel Watchdog: The Confederate States Army Provost Guard by Kenneth J. Radley



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In Rebel Watchdog, Kenneth Radley draws from more than four hundred primary sources to detail the workings of the Confederate States Army Provost Guard. Sanctioned by the Articles of War in 1861 to assist the South in the establishment of discipline over the vast numbers of hurriedly organized and untrained soldiers, the provost system became one of the most highly praised and controversial components of the Confederate army.

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In its desperation the Confederate government instituted a sort of police state, with internal passports, watchful secret agents, and a level of militaristic intrusiveness reminiscent of other, later regimes. These measures, however necessary, robbed the fighting forces of critical manpower and alienated the populace further from their government.

In Rebel Watchdog, Kenneth Radley details the workings of the Confederate States Army Provost Guard, which was established to discipline the vast numbers of untrained soldiers in the Rebel forces and which became one of the most highly praised and controversial components of the Confederate army. Kenneth Radley is an officer in the Canadian Army. Found an Error? Tell us about it.

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In Rebel Watchdog, Kenneth Radley draws from more than four hundred primary sources to detail the workings of the Confederate States Army Provost Guard. Sanctioned by the Articles of War in 1861 to assist the South in the establishment of discipline over the vast numbers of hurriedly organized and untrained soldiers, the provost system became one of the most highly praised and controversial components of the Confederate army. It was charged with marshaling the South’s available resources for war while simultaneously accommodating the region’s marked predisposition toward individualism and against any semblance of a strong central government.
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Amis
If you are interested in the role of the Provost in the Confederacy this is the book for you. The Provost Guard served the modern functions of CID and Military Police in the CSA, providing railroad security, counterespionage, jailers, and even court martial authority. Radley does a great job of discussing the legal basis for provost martials and the actual practices in the field. He uses examples gleaned from letters and reports to illustrate the way in which the Provost Guard was organized and how they went about their duties.
Zymbl
Fantastic. Some ofthe best information that many CW buffs dont know. I am using this in a lecture series that I am giving this year
fr0mTheSkY
Before there was Military Police there was the Provost Guard. In this book Mr. Radley discusses the Confederate use of Provost Guards in a variety of roles familiar to MPs in the modern U.S. Army: prison guards, battlefield policing and security, POW processing, searching for deserters, etc. However, the Confederate experience also saw the use of PGs to root out spies and disloyalty among the civil populace, internal passport control and the security of transportation assets. Employing whatever units could be spared, the Provost Guard enforced unpopular edicts and were often seen by the military and civilians alike as nuisances. The effectiveness of the Provost went down as the fortunes of the Confederacy went down and reliable units were not available for use as Provost Guards.

Kenneth Radley has obviously spent considerable time researching this topic. His use of first-person accounts and specific Confederate acts and regulations make this a vital book for understanding how the Confederate Army (and in fact the Confederacy itself) was policed.