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The Union Rapists Source List

Why hello again, ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, comrades, friends.

The second episode of History Impossible has dropped and boy howdy, as they say: it was a bit of a doozy, not just to write and record and think about, but particularly to research. I used a number of sources for this one and funny enough, I didn't actually quote from all of them, since the Lowry source listed below was actually mostly just used to support the Murphy source since it didn't add anything new. But it still contained some really interesting information about sex during the Civil War in general, rather than just the assault that occurred.

So if you're intrigued by the story I told, but would like to know more, I can't recommend these sources enough. Enjoy!

1. Susan Brownmiller, Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape, 1975

5. Christopher B. Paysinger, "Sack of Athens", 2008,

6. Theodore J. Karamanski, "Civilians, Soldiers, and the Sack of Athens, Alabama", 1997,


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