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
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