Fighting conditions for the Civil War?
what were the fighting conditions of the civil war
How was fighting the trenches war different from previous American wars such as the Civil War or Spanish-American War?
The wars are not comparable. All had different causes, and were fought under different conditions. However, the Confederates liked to compare themselves with the heroes of the American Revolution, fighting for self-government. And the fighting at Petersburg in 1864-5 did resemble the trench warfare of World War 1.
The civil war was different because in the civil war it was northern America fighting southern America. in other wars it was all of America fighting a different country. They were fighting because the South (or the Confederates) wanted to keep slavery in the US. The North ( or the union) was fighting to abolish slavery in the US. Of course, the North won.
How are the conditions different for soldiers fighting in the Vietnam War vs the conditions for those fighting the Iraq War?
In the beginning of the Civil War the North was fighting to join the South back into the Union. While to the South the war was about defense, to protect their new country Confederate States of America(C.S.A). By the end of the war the North was fighting against the 'Peculiar Institution in other words slavery, while the South was fighting to save it.
It was a conquest. It was NOT a civil war because a CIVIL WAR is fought by ONE NATION against itself. Example: Two brothers fighting in their own home would be a family civil war; they are ONE FAMILY; the American Civil War (US Civil War) was ONE NATION fighting ITSELF. Which is also why the US Civil War was NOT a declared war...because President Lincoln (the North) could not very well be expected to…