Civil War - Looking into the details

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<p>The Civil WarLooking into the detailsWhen and Why?-The Civil War broke out in 1861 and lasted until 1865-Why the Civil War was started can be debated, however the issue of slavery was the central source of escalating political tension in the 1850s.Who?The Union vs.The Confederate</p> <p>The Union Soldiers-Mostly white males from the age of 18-45-Boys as young as 12 were serving as calvary buglers or drummer boys.-Occupations and education level ranged widely in the Union during the civil war (men with degrees marched along side men that could not read or write).The Union continued...-Black men were able to serve as soldiers starting in May of 1863 when the Bureau of Colored Troops was established.-It is estimated that over 400 women dressed as men to serve in the army. A great example is Jennie Hodgers who served in the 95th Illinois as Albert Cashier.The Confederate Soldiers-Most soldiers were under 30-Young boys under 18, served as drummer boys-Black men could serve as armed soldiers in 1865, late in the war.-More than half of the soldiers were farmers even though (which only a small percentage owned slaved)The Confederate Continued...-Educated and uneducated soldiers fought side by side.-The Confederate army was not as technologically specialized as the Union was, due to a larger focus on Agriculture rather than a focus of industry. Soldier Clothing</p> <p>Politics during the Civil War-After the cotton gin was invented, slavery accelerated rapidly. This became a moral issue for many people in the Union. -People in the south wanted to bring slavery west to grow more cotton in more fertile soil.-The north wanted to keep the west a land for the free.</p> <p>Politics Continued...-Abraham Lincoln became president and desired first to save the Union and secondly deal with slavery.-After Lincoln became the president the south rebels, due to the belief that Lincoln would abolish slavery.-Clear separation from north and south.Music</p> <p>Music Continued...-Mostly in the categories of christian, freedom, war, and death.-Bugles, drums, and fifes were the instruments played to issue marching orders or to boost the morale of the soldiers.-Music was used as an outlet away from the pain and suffering of the war.</p> <p>Religion-Abraham Lincoln saw value in religion for the Union. on May 4th, 1861, he ordered all regimental commanders to appoint chaplains for their units (chaplain was expected to be an ordained christian minister).-Lincoln offered support to the United States Christian Commission.Religion Continued...-The U.S.C.C was dedicated primarily to spreading the Gospel in the Union armies.-Jefferson Davis and his administration did not support chaplains as much as Lincoln did for the Union.-Southern Christian leaders tried their best to provide Bibles and tracts to the soldiers.Religion Continued...-Although Davis did not support religion within the army as much as he could have, there were some Confederate Military leaders that encouraged the spreading of the Gospel (Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Leonidas Polk are some examples).Religion continued...-Some Confederate soldiers would form reading clubs, in which the soldiers would pass around a Bible.-J. William Jones was known as the Bible and Tract man because he gave Bible and tracts out for free.Slavery and Religion-Debates over slavery often involved religious views. Religious, especially of the protestant denomination had their opinions on slavery.-Some people that wanted slavery and some people that thought it was wrong both used versus in the Bible for back up.</p> <p>FoodHardtack (hard crackers), Salted meats(mostly pig, but some beef), coffee or tea. These were some of the most popular along with rice and beans.</p> <p>Bibliography"Civil War Culture." History.com. A&amp;E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 12 Nov. 2014.Food. What Did Civil War Soldiers Eat? Union Fare Hard crackers (n.d.): n. pag. Http://www.civilwar.org/education/pdfs/civil-war-curriculum-food.pdf. Web."Religious Revival in Civil War Armies." Great American History Civil War Religious Revivals. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014."[Suggestion] American Civil War (24 Sigs)." Battlefield Heroes Free Shooter Game. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014."Who Fought?" Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, n.d. Web. 11 Nov. 2014.</p>