life during the civil war

life during the civil war

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  • FOOD 
  • the food at the camp has to be rationed. it's usually brittle and flavorless. after a hard day at battle, this food is the last thing I want to come home too.
  • CAMP LIFE
  • THAT'S NOT ALLOWED!!
  • home sweet home
  • BATTLES
  • There wasn't much food to go around in the camps. the food was usually made of a couple ingredints with little to no flavor. The Northern camps started to overfill, so the food was rationed and there wasn't much space to house all the soldiers. 
  • MEDICINE
  • There were certain songs, that the soldiers weren't allowed to sing because it would bring down their morale. Songs like ''Home Sweet Home'' would make the soldiers miss home, and end up performing worse in everyday tasks as well as battles.
  • PRISONERS OF WAR CAMPS 
  • I got paid 13 this month, how about you?
  • For many soldiers to conditions of the battles fueled their hate for the enemy. The battles rarely lasted more than one day. 
  • AFRICAN AMERICAN SOLDIERS
  • I got paid 10!
  • Most union soldiers would go through surgery fully awake. disease would take more lives than battle wounds. doctors and nurses would amputate the patients limbs rather than take care of them to properly because they were too understaffed. during the time many african americans would work as nurses.
  • The war camps were usually over capacitated. the camps had a bad smell to the point where some neighboring residents moved away. more than 50,000 people died while being in war camps. When african americans were sent to the camp they usually where killed off not soon after arriving or they were illegally shipped to the south to work as a slave.
  • African Americans were almost always paid less than a white man. The average union soldier would make 13 a month, while the average african american soldiers would makAlmost always an African American was paid less than a white man. An average unions soldier would make $13 a month, while the average African American soldier would make $10 a month. Black soldiers often weren't offered weapons because people thought they couldn't be trusted. Black regiments were always ran by a white commander. 
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