16-4 Life during the Civil war

By: Nathan Michael Arp

The reality of war

The new muskets had greater accuracy, so there were more casualties. After the Battle of Shiloh, injured soldiers had to wait more than 24 hours to get medical treatment.

one out of eleven soldiers from the union left cause they were scared or sick, and with the confederate, one out of eight.

women at war

women performed many jobs that helped the armies. They rolled bandages, wove blankets, and made ammunition. they also collected food, clothing, and medicine.

women who treated the sick

enlistment decline

the number of volenteers declined, so the confederate congress passed a draft law which required all men 18-35 to join the army for 3 years