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US Civil War

What was camp life like in the civil war for all soldiers?

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11/06/2009

Very boring, and a lot of homesickness. Talk of desertion,with moral,up,and down.
Men from both sides would sneak away, and meet each other in small groups at night,and talk about there families,and civilian life.Swap food stuffs and other things. Would often shake hands and hug each other,wish them well,but would often say,I hope I dod;nt see you dureing battle cause I;ll have to kill ya. Good luck!Some were literally brothers.