Pretty much in the same way every war is a rich man's war and a poor man's fight, yes. Generally speaking, old white men of power make decisions that young poor men and women fight to defend. In America, joining the armed forces is often a way to better oneself and help lift onesefl out of poverty. As such, these men and women often find themselves on the front line rather than in boardrooms.
Rich men could pay a man to take their place in the draft. Therefore poor men fought in a rich man's place.
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.
Indeed they did, with all of the protests and riots, Rich mans war, poor mans fight, comes not from the Vietnam War, but from the US Civil War. Some people think that it was optional, but it was not.
It meant poor white trash fighting for the continued wealth of slave-owners
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.
Sam Watkins was correct in saying that the Civil War was a rich man's war and a poor man's fight. There were more poor farmers fighting than rich plantation owners.
because rich people pay poor people to fight in the war because they don't want to fight in the war
Rich man's war, poor man's fight
'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 family could pay a substitute to do his service for him.
An act for "enrolling and calling out the National Forces"
rich man's war and the poor man's fight is the idea...but idk
They said it was a rich man's war and a poor man's fight. That was because a lot of dirt-poor troops were having to fight for the profits of rich landowners who were not in uniform. Northern troops were saying the same - because of the disastrous law that allowed rich young men to pay a substitute to enlist in their place.
Because the Confederacy had a law that anyone owning a certain number of slaves could be sent home; therefore the men/boys who weren't rich enough to live on plantations and such had to fight in part to preserve the way of life favored by those better off. The Southern foot soldiers referred to it as "rich man's war, poor man's fight".
The rich finance it, the poor fight it.
"A rich man's war, but a poor man's fight."
The war cost a lot, but was fought by poor farmers.
Related by the quote, "...rich man's war, poor man's fight."
The saying at the time was, "Rich Man's War, Poor Man's Fight."
rich men could avoid being drafted
During the Civil War a rich man had numerous ways to avoid military service, and numerous opportunities to turn a profit on the war. Hence, it was the rich man's war, and the poor man's fight.
The rich men had the greatest stake in the outcome of the war, they stood to lose everything they had if slavery were ended. A poor man though stood to gain very little if they won. But the law made it possible for a man to buy his way out of military service, essentially by hiring a substitute to fight in his place. Naturally you had to be rich to do that and the person you hired was likely to be poor. Thus the rich wanted the war but the poor were doing most of the fighting, and dying. Rich men also were equipped (as in most wars) with horses, ammunition, and training which would elevate them from the infantry lines. To add to the above, during the Civil War you could pay someone to serve for you. The poor man literally go to war to fight for someone who was rich. The Conscription Act of 1863 basically forced the poor men to fight in the war that benefited rich men. Rich men who valued civil rights wanted to abolish slavery, but the poor had to fight, since they didn't have the $300 to pay out of the draft. The poor were actually against slavery, since freed slaves would mean competition for jobs, but they were the ones having to fight the war.
Because, as with most wars, it was funded and run by the rich but the fighters on the front lines were often poor farmers and other middle class civilians.
It was called a rich man's war and a poor man's fight. The planters wanted to preserve the slave society and get rich on the cotton revenues. The poor white trash cared nothing about slavery, but were motivated to defend the homeland against the invader. Also they were the sort of men who relished a darn good fight.