Life in the Civil War

Life in the Civil War

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  • Source one is about a man who lived in a county where the war of Cumberland Gap took place. His oldest son was in the Union army and was in a battle. After that battle in his county was over he and many others volunteered to help the sick and injured men. Unfortunatly, many other soldier dies.
  • Source #5
  • Source two is about the foot soldiers. In both the Union and the Confederate, these soldier would march 30 to 40 miles a day. All of this walking made shoes a need for the soldiers. Since the Union had more factories it was easy for them to get shoes, but the Confederates were low on shoes. Many of them had to walk barefoot
  • Source #6
  • I am sooooooo hungry.
  • Me too.
  • Source 3 is about a kid during a time of battle. He had been at school that day, but they whole school was dismissed because of the battle taking place. He and his family had never experienced war before so this was a very frightening for them. They hid in the cellar because they were in gun range. For a awhile they were stuck in the cellar, and so the only way they could get food was to send out a guard to get it. When the day came that the towns own soldiers were in possession of the town, they were all very happy that they were finally safe.
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  • Source 5 is about a mother and her child who took care of a 120 wounded men in a Presbyterian Church. They fed the men twice a day and sometimes they prepared a cooked meal for them at 10 o'clock.
  • Source 6 is about the soldiers and their struggles with survival. Their Quarter Masters department did not do a very good job at keeping the soldiers healthy. They were underclothed and stave most of the time.
  • Source 7 is about how the soldiers spent their time in their free time between battles, mostly in the winter. They would read newspaper and books, write letters, and play games like chess. Sometimes they would even have lice races. What they did the most thought was play cards.
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