What horrible things did the continental army have to suffer in their six- month encampment? They experienced hunger, diseases, and death. Since it was cold some couldn 't bathe causing them to have bad hygiene. Also at the time smallpox and pneumonia was being spread. Since there weren 't many medical supplies, some couldn 't be treated.
Suddenly, the sergeant calls out that he needs a volunteer for sentry duty. I don’t know what that is, but you are also sick of being in this trench. I choose to volunteer for sentry duty and later find out what sentry duty was a guard that prevents the passage of unauthorized people, I thought it would not be that bad, the war was very ugly, we did not get paid good we got paid $33 dollars a month, we ran out of supplies, rain was our worst nightmare, it was very muddy, our foots were soaked in water, they would off our feet because they had virus, bacteria, disease that would have
Life for the Union Soldier was not only brutal on the battlefield, but the camp life for a Union soldier was just as cruel. With the lack of personal hygiene, unsavory and repugnant food, and the shortage of clothing made living, a very difficult thing to do. Growth in the number of people with diseases was also a contributing factor to the massive amounts of death within the camp and as well as the post-battle wounds that often left either a man with one less limb or put in a mental institution. A Union Soldier’s life during the Civil War was cruel and horrific during their stay at the camps. The lack of basic hygiene was a very large issue around this time.
Much of the death was a result of the fact that surgeons were not knowledgeable on subjects like hygiene or how bacteria spreads. They would use dirty instruments and would neglect to wash their hands between patients, which would cause the patients’ wounds to become infected. There were outbreaks of measles, malaria, small pox, pneumonia, and camp itch, which was spread by insects. In addition to bugs and doctors spreading disease, there was also the fact that garbage was everywhere around soldiers’ campsites, having been dumped just inside camp boundaries in an attempt at
Soldiers on either side alike lived in deplorable conditions. They lived in these dirt holes that they soon called their homes. They lacked the means for proper sanitation, food, clothing, medical attention, rest and much more. Soldier in the trenches were used to having a
There were multiple accounts of dehumanization of the Jews in Night by Elie Wiesel, and the vast majority of it came from the Nazis. The most basic of human rights were deprived of the Jewish people throughout all of Night. Jews in the book were not being treated humanely at all; the Nazis treated the Jews like they were animals. For example, in Night it was mentioned that the Jews were given tattoos to identify them, which is just how a farmer would treat cattle. The Jews also has little to no rights what so ever while being in captivity by the Nazis.
In “The Rear Guard” the soldiers in the trench are depicted as “muttering creatures” showing the intense fear and poor conditions they they are suffering. The conditions are shown to be terrible, as it says “Tins, boxes, bottles, shapes too vague to know, A mirror smashed, the mattress from a bed” This shows that the soldiers have let the trench become untidy, possibly because of an attack by the enemy or a mutiny, either way the soldiers rather face the hellish conditions that have been created in the trench than face the war above; not even to remove the body of a fallen
RATS, yes even in the man-made trenches of which to protect the soldiers from the enemy also became a home to these disgusting, cat sized, evil, and naked faced rats, who fed off of the dead and or fallen troops of the war and they soldier 's bread making them be more cautious on where they put their bread because of the hideous rats. As if rats weren 't enough excluding the war, the storm-troops came in contact with harsh weapon machinery, it being so bad that if you were hit you 'd fly back and an arm shot off and leaving the victim hanging on barbed wire entanglement, and these were just some of the horrible things that happened. In conclusion, the rats and new machinery just caused more problem for the soldiers during the war, making it even more
Picture having to spend your life in a dark, cold, and dirty sewer system. You can 't see much through the darkness, you 're constantly wet because of the water that 's flooded the tunnels, and you 're in danger due to dirty conditions, lack of visibility, and disease-carrying rats. Now imagine that the tunnel is also filled with other people who want to harm you. Sounds terrible, right? Clearly, this isn 't a life anyone would choose to live voluntarily.