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Many male slaves enlisted to fight in the war
- President Lincoln feared the allowing the slaves to fight would cause the border states to secede.
Native Americans joined either the Confederacy or the Union
- Assembled armies and fought in battles
Women and Children
Women joined the war effort by joining various organizations including Ladies Hospital Aid Society, the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, and the United States Christian Commission.
Young boys were drafted into the war or volunteered to fight alongside their fathers and brothers.
People from the North
Abolishment of slavery
- Homestead Act of 1862: Anyone could claim up to 160 acres of land and after 5 years, they could buy it for a small fee