Union Soldier Life
The Life of a Soldier
Health-In addition to the risks of the battlefield, soldiers in the Civil War consistently faced the dangers of disease. More troops died of diarrhea and dysentery than were killed in battle.
Uniform-They often wore belts with a cartridge box, cap box, bayonet and scabbard, rations,a canteen, and a blanket roll or nap-sack.
Weapons-Union soldiers had better arms, and were equipped with newer rifle muskets.
Just standin' around
A picture of Union soldiers standing around.
Union soldiers were called Yankee Blue. These soldiers were more equipped because of the larger amount of resources that the North had available.
African American Soldiers
Black soldiers fighting for their country