24.3 Those that Fought. Main Idea Both the Union and Confederate soldiers endured many hardships serving in the army during the Civil War. Why It Matters Now The hardships endured led to long lasting bitterness on both sides. Standards.
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Both the Union and Confederate soldiers endured many hardships serving in the army during the Civil War.
Why It Matters Now
The hardships endured led to long lasting bitterness on both sides.
-4000 soldiers were younger then 16 years old.
-There was a soldier that was 11yo and another was 83 yo.
-Irish, Germans, 15 different languages spoken.
-Many fighting on opposite sides.
-Many were volunteers, seeking adventure and glory.
-Whole towns would sign up.
-Low supply of equipment and shoes.
-Took from the dead to supply.
-Housed 2-20 men.
-Winter living in log cabins (sometimes).
-Stood guard, wrote home, hunted, or gathered firewood.
-Beef or salted pork, flour, vegetables, and coffee.
-Weeks without bathing or washing.
-Covered in fleas and lice.
-Many held 2x or 3x as many that the camps were built for.
-Fed bread and water.
-Many ate rats to survive.
-100 soldiers died a day.
-Rifling, grooved barrel made the bullet to spin.
-Could be loaded faster and more accurate.
-CSA Virginia (Merrimack), USA Monitor
-Used for communications.
-Transporting of troops and supplies.
-Some 400 did.
-Clara Barton, “Angel of the Battlefield.”
-One day will form the American Red Cross.