Life During the Civil War

Life During the Civil War

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  • This hardtack isn't even chewable!
  • Hurrah!
  • The Union troops had food such as mixed veggies, bacon, beans and a biscuit/bread called hardtack. Sometimes, the hardtack was impossible to eat do to it being too hard and unchewable.
  • Sir, I'm going to have to amputate your leg.
  • The pain is unbearable!
  • Camp life was nothing pretty. The soldiers experienced physical discomfort as well of lack of exercise for the brain. There was nothing too really keep their brains moving and working. Sometimes, bands would come and play for the soldiers in hopes to try and raise their spirits.
  • Men, we are headed South to fight for our right's!
  • The battles of the Civil War were bloody encounters. The defensive side would stand on a line while trying to block off and fire on the oncoming offensive soldiers. The Union soldiers often shouted "hurrah" while attacking.
  • I can't stand the heat any longer, I'm going under ground
  • Soldiers were strapped down to a table and operated on with no anesthesia. The loud screams and cries from the wounded could be heard all throughout the hospital.
  • There were 30,000 African Americans fighting in the Union Navy. They wanted to fight for what was right and fight against the injustices that they faced being African Americans in antebellum United States.
  • In the prisoner of war camps, the heat would get so unbearable to the point that the prisoners would dig a hole and burrow to hide from the sun. The area around the camp reeked terribly. Andersonville was the camp with the most deaths (over 13,000) .
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