Is there something that you’re constantly told is worth fighting for? That you’re told is for a good cause so you feel as if you need to be a part of it? Well, that’s what many people have been told before. People such as troops fighting for independence from England. They were told to fight for their independence, which they did want, but they leave out all the many disadvantages that come with fighting. Why should people fight for their independence when there is an extremely high rate of dying which means there’s a good chance they won’t even be alive to experience their freedom? If they won that is. So, now we’re back in time at Valley Forge where conditions are far from good. General Washington had the troops there and many of the men were not looking good. That is why I would leave Valley Forge. There were too many disadvantages such as: many soldiers got sick and died, it made people depressed and angry, and there were extremely bad conditions and illnesses.
.The Civil War changed the country in many ways. Thousands of men on both sides died during the Civil War. “The Union Army lost 352, 528 men and the Confederate Army lost 258,000 men” (Doc F). Innovative ways to fight came about during the Civil War. “On August 7, 1861, Gideon Welles, whom Lincoln had appointed secretary of the Navy in March 1861, advertised for proposals for ‘impregnable’ warships, related to the construction of “One or more ironclad steam vessels of war…” (Doc H). The North was using warships to help them gain a better advantage over the South in the war.
In Drew Faust book, This republic of suffering, Faust attempted to depict the social impact the Civil War had on the American people. In decribing individual stories, and going beyond the tactial information about the battles fought, this retelling of the Civil war pays homage to the individual lives that sacraficed and persevered during one of the most trying times in the nation. The act of dying is described in nine different acts, dying and killing,burying, naming, realizing, believeing and doubting, and accounting. Amongst the many differences between Union and Confederate soilders, the unifying sting of death united them, as well as the mothers, widows and orphans that the deceased left behind. The combined stress of fatalities, the economic
Imagine seeing a friend get shot but not being able to do anything to help because if one would help they’d be the next to go. This is what was happening in the American Civil War from 1861-1865. Many soldiers came back and very different, some in good ways but many in bad ways. During the Civil War, soldiers experienced horrific and terrifying things often causing severe psychological trauma; as a result of this trauma, men often suffered mistreatment and went wrongly diagnosed until Jacob DaCosta discovered and researched what we now call Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Civil War was fought during 1861 through 1865 between the Southern and Northern parts of the United States. The North, or the Union, wanted to abolish slavery, but the South, called the Confederates, wanted to keep slavery as well as secede from the Union. This war started at Fort Sumter and was won by the North.
Throughout the course of human history, nothing we do has ever had as rapid and drastic an effect on history as war. Disasters would be near second place, and coincidentally Clara Barton affected both. Out of a multitude of achievements things, she was a nurse during the Civil War, did many things women of her day could not, and started the American Red Cross. Clara Barton was revolutionary for her influence on society and medicine in American history.
Robert E Lee once said, “I would rather die a thousand deaths than surrender.” The Civil War was the deadliest war fought in American history. There was the Unionist with 2,100,000 Unionist soldiers. Also, there were the Confederacy with 1,064,000 soldiers. The Confederacy was greatly outnumbered, but would not surrender no matter the circumstance. Texas fought in the Civil War because they fought in the Battle of the Alamo before it, so they already had fought in a war for their slaves. They didn’t want all of their hard work to be for nothing. Texans fought in the Civil War to protect states rights, for the love of Texas, and to keep slavery.
H.L. Menken once said, “The American people, North and South, went into the Civil War as citizens of their respective states, they came out as subjects...what they thus lost they have never got back.” The Civil War was a game changer for the United States. There were many problems leading up to this and the Civil War was bound to happen. Texans fought in the Civil War to protect States Rights, to keep slavery, and for the love of Texas.
The Civil War is one of the most important events in United States history. The nation was no longer united, but instead divided between the North and the South. The country was exposed to horrific events that changed the lives of many Americans. The war was also a period of significant political and social change. The Civil War could be considered a “Second American Revolution" because of the abolition of slavery, and Abraham Lincolns radical ideas, which significantly changed the concept of government.
In what a few may consider the first modern war, the Civil War was home to thousands of injuries and deaths. The Civil War was a devastating war where the Confederates, the South, fought for the idea that slavery should stay and should not be abolished and the Union, the North, fought for the abolishment of slavery. The typical soldier that fought during the Civil War were untrained farmers who either volunteered or were forced into battle. The Confederates started the war with approximately 750,000 troops and the Union with nearly 2 million. The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed. However, battlefield medicine was performed that saved many lives including many
The civil war was fought on American between American armies where as world war two was a global war. World war two consisted of many countrys. It was the allies which were US, UK, and Soviet union and the axis powers Germany, Italy, japan. The different types of adavcnemnts the weapons had were different as well. Soldiers were more prone to die with the tanks, ships, planes, and machine guns then they were to die from cannons and muskets. The civil war did have the advantage when it came to soldiers dying from infections. This is another reason they are different. Medical technology was more advanced during world war two then it was during the civil war. So the total number of deaths from infection for the civil war is going to be way higher then world war two. The last difference is the total number of causlaties for both civualin and soldiers. The civil war and world war two both had high numbers of civilian and soldier deaths but world war two tops the civil war in death. During world war two the total number of deaths reached all the way up in the millions for both civilian and solider death where as the civil war was only in the hundred thousands for soliders and even lower for civilian
Teeth were a crucial factor in whether a man could become a soldier during the Civil War. In a timely and efficient manner of loading and firing a rifle/ musket, a man would need to be able to use his teeth to tear off a cartridge and empty the contents into the barrel of the rifle/ musket. Dental hygiene was not a large focus to most of society during the Civil War, the cost of the majority of dental procedure was only affordable to the upper class. To own a toothbrush was trying, they were handmade and typically crafted with an ivory handle. Dentistry was just beginning to establish a standing because of the establishing colleges who would teach dentistry and their importance. Dental practices were not regarded equally to the Union or Confederates.
The Civil War was the deadliest war in American history with over 600000 American deaths reported. This war was fought to keep the Confederate States from leaving the Union. The Union won because they had a telegraph system and had more resources. The effect of the Union victory has had a large impact on society.
“Through thundering gun, and cannon fire, you can hear shouting of wounded soldiers or bold attackers, storming and laughing at death” (Calm, Unknown). Trench warfare is probably one of the most iconic and studied factors of WWI. Soldier’s accounts and documented experiences of the warfare on European frontlines have illustrated the terrible and miserable conditions soldiers faced. “By late 1916 the Western Front containted more than 1,000 kilometers of frontline and reserve trenches” (Alpha History:TrenchWarfare,J.Llewellyn). Enemy attacks on trenches and advancing soldiers could come from an assortment of sources; Sniper fire, machine guns, poison gas, artillery shells, mortars, grenades, and underground mines. Soldiers were taught no mercy