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An act for "enrolling and calling out the National Forces"
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Rich Man Poor Man is a miniseries that appeared on television in 1976. The miniseries is available on DVD and can be purchased through Amazon as a collectors set.
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i think it was Abe Lincoln
This is a saying used for other wars too. It means that rich people don't have to fight, while poor people(in the US Civil War time) couldn't pay off the draft fee so they… were forced to go.
In the context not only of the American Civil War but of many other wars, as well, the phrase "rich man's war and poor man's fight" is a significant one. Its basic meaning… is that, while wealthy leaders may cause wars, it is the poor people who end up doing the actual fighting -- and dying.
Nothing The taste of being poor.
rich, he was an angel
The war was often called 'A rich man's war but a poor man's fight'. This meant that the poor were having to do the fighting for the interests of the rich. Also the Union side …allowed a conscript to pay a substitute to serve in his place. This was very bad for morale, and the substitutes were often the scum of the earth, who deserted and then found another rich conscript to pay him to do his service for him. Grant reckoned that not one in eight of these substitutes rendered any useful service in the front line.
'A rich man's war, but a poor man's fight'. Because there were a lot of war profiteers who were a long way from the fighting. Also in the North, a young man from a well-off fa…mily could pay a substitute to do his service for him.
This was being said on both sides. In the South, a lot of poor whites felt they were fighting for rich planters, not in uniform, to continue their life of feudal privilege. In… the North, there was a bad law that allowed highly-placed young men to pay a substitute to enlist in their place. This not only caused much resentment; it flooded the armies with men of low ability and dubious character, supplied by unscrupulous brokers. As for this Mr. Watson, I don't know who he was, and would be interested to know.
In US Civil War
Like most wars it centered largely around economics. The wealthy plantation owners of the south feared that the federal government would someday abolish slavery thus costing t…hem a valuable source of labor. The south had a good deal of wealth and the northern merchants feared losing these markets. That is why the north would not let the southern states go freely. The war began as a fight to preserve the union of states but later in the war Lincoln brilliantly issued the Emancipation Proclamation thus turning the war from a fight to preserve the union into one to free slaves. This stroke of brilliance from Lincoln ensured that France and Britain would not enter into the war on the side of the Confederacy. Doing so would have been politically risky for those European powers who had recently themselves abolished slavery.
In Word Games
Poor man has friends that he can trust compared to a rich man.
People in the South referred to the Civil War as "The rich mans' war and the poor mans' fight" because the North [the rich men] due to the industrial revolution had more money… and you tactics and weapons one might use in a major war. While the South [the poor men] were still economically based through agriculture and did not have the extra money the North had because they stayed that way and did not industrialised the South had to use more common weapons and different tactics to match up with the weapons they had to use.
It meant poor white trash fighting for the continued wealth of slave-owners
a rich man can be poor aswell