Northern Soldier

Facts of the Northern Soldiers

-They were in the Union Army

-Most of them were farmers before they became soldiers.

-Their uniforms were blue

-Awake by 5 a.m.

-2.9 million soldieres were in the Union Army

- They really liked baked beans and coffee(:


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A soldier's life

They spent most of their time on drills, out in summer heat or heavy rain and sometimes they had to do guard duty. In guard duty they had to spend lots of hours protecting the base from an attack. For their survival they needed to carry a canteen and a knapsack. A knapsack is basically like a backpack, to hold your stuff in. A canteen is like a small water bottle. They didn't get very good food there either.