Where did civil war soldiers live?
In US Civil War
They were nomadic everyday they would move to different places carrying a tent that they would sleep on on there back.
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They would have their guns, blanket rolls, dog tents, eating utensils, tin plates and cups, and canteens.
Civil war soilders of the South had rough lives . they dealt with terrible diseases and illness. Summers were brutally warm and winters gave them no jolly holiday. Food was rotting and filled with worms.. JoHannah K. age 11
All they had was hard tack and Johnnycakes. That is messed up! Their conditions are horrible. They had no sleep most of the time and had to hike for more than 3hrs!!! They had to cross seas and and fight tough wars, it was all hard, unlike it is today cuz they didn't have all the new things we have …during that time of year. if you have any comments, just post them here!. Crazi123 ( Full Answer )
They played an early form of baseball--they called it rounders or town ball. They played it with planks of wood or sticks, and a ball of twine--or anything that slightly resembles a ball that they could use. They also did a lot of gambling--they would play cards before they went to battle--but be…fore they went they hid the cards so that if they died and if one of their family members were to go through their stuff they wouldn't find the cards. (They didn't want their families to know that they gambled because they didn't want their family to think less of them). They also had some very interesting games they just made up CSA soldiers found 2 lice, and put them on a plate, and take bets on which one would jump off first. Also they did cockfighting- they found chickens in someone's yard- and just took them and made them fight the other chicken. The last chicken standing was the winner and they did a lot of betting on these chickens. ( Full Answer )
2.75 Million soldiers were in the Civil war 2 million on the union and 750000 in the confederacy. hoped it helped
For woman, they had to take up their husbands jobs since they were at war. They also had to take over the man's responsbilities around the house. And at some times they took their husbands place during battle/war.
During most of the war, during the warm months they slept on theground. The warm months, from about April to December, were"campaigning season", and the armies would maneuver and fightbattles. This meant the soldiers frequently walked or fought allday. If a battle lasted several days they "slept on …the field", asbest they could, amidst the dead and the wounded, who frequentlyscreamed until they too died. Many men would spend the night,searching, shining the light of a borrowed lantern into the facesof the fallen, looking for missing friends or relatives. Sleepingon the battlefield was also called "sleeping on our arms", armsbeing weapons. The point was to be ready to resume the fight assoon as it was light enough to see. Men were often so exhausted bythe exertions of marching and fighting that they did manage tosleep on the battlefield, despite the horrors. Many men went off to war in the first months with a ridiculousamount of equipment. Often this included tents and camp cots. Asthe action heated up and moving became more common, and needed tobe done quickly, men soon learned they had to discard most of thisparaphernalia, whether reluctantly or gladly. One day the tentswould be loaded in a quartermaster wagon and driven off, and theymight not ever see them again, or if they did, it would be when thearmies went into "winter quarters" to ride out the cold monthsbefore campaigning season came again. By 1862 most soldiers weredown to their rifle, bayonet, cap box (for percussion caps to makethe rifle go off when the trigger was pulled), and their fortyrounds of ammunition (40 "bullets"), which was what most menusually were issued. If heavy fighting was expected, they might beissued sixty. Some men had a cartridge box, worn on the belt likethe cap box, to hold this ammunition. If they had no cartridge boxthey distributed it in their pockets. They carried a rucksack,slung on a strap over one shoulder, to carry food in and any fewpersonal items they were still trying to keep with them. And theyhad a blanket roll. This was one blanket, sometimes two if thesoldier was lucky, and if he was very fortunate an oilcloth thesame size as the blankets. You put the oilcloth on the ground tokeep out moisture. You might get with a buddy, if everybody justhad one blanket, and use one blanket over the oilcloth (or on theground it they had no oilcloth) and one to cover up with. There wasnothing sexual about this. People at home and even in hotels sleptas many to a bed as could fit, and in hotels these would bestrangers. In the morning the soldiers rolled up their blanket(s)(and oilcloth, if any) from the foot until they had just a longroll, then folded that in the middle and tied the two ends togetherwith a piece of string. They put this over the other shoulder fromtheir rucksack, and they were packed and ready to go. ( Full Answer )
Camplife was very difficult. The soldiers were under constant boredom. They practiced their drills and marches everyday. When they weren't doing that, they were writing letters, gambling, playing card games,doing chores,or drinking. Drinking was a big thing for the soldier's. It took the p…ain away and it was what most of them did when they were bored. ( Full Answer )
The most import ant part of a soldier's ration was coffee. Theywould trade Southern tobacco for Northern coffee, because it was inhigh demand.
Please ask your question. This is just a subject followed by a prepositional phrase. It is not even a sentence. Please try again. Are you asking the total number of solders or who they were or what they did or what?
The youngest soldier was John L. Clem. John was 10 years old whenhe went into the war. John fought for the Union U.S. army.
Union troops frequently played baseball, although cards, drinking, gambling, smoking, writing letters, and reading were other frequent camp activities.
Yes, on both sides. When the Union armies liberated Southern slaves during their campaigns, they didn't know what to do with them, so they put them to work in the camps, performing fatigues that the white troops didn't want to do. Presently, white troops realised that enlisting black troops into …the ranks would help their own chances of promotion, and eventually there were many black regiments, some of them serving in the front line. The Confederates refused to put slaves into uniform until right at the end. But some free blacks did serve in the Southern armies, perhaps for the same reason as many of the poor white trash, who cared nothing about the slavery debate - just because they wanted to get into a darn good fight. ( Full Answer )
An exact figure is impossible, as they all disguised themselves as men, but it is known that at least 400 served
How did soldiers live in the Civil War? Most of their time spent as soldiers was not fighting on the battlefield. About 80 to 90 percent of the time, they were either marching from one location to another, or idle in camp, when not marching. Some soldiers never got to partake in an actual battle. …Soldiers' lives were certainly not glamorous. They had to frequently cope with disease, hunger and even the threat of starvation, as the war progressed. Many had no shoes, so marching could be very difficult in certain areas, and even painful. During the summer, especially in the south, soldiers had to cope with blistering heat and oppressive humidity, as well as pests like musquitoes, flies, cockroaches and many other vermon. Malaria was all too common among camps, and was usually fatal, resulting in many deaths. Winters (especially in the north) could wipe out vast numbers of men, over short periods of time, due to exposure to brutal cold. Since many men were not adequately clothed, they got frostbite, fever and many other diseases. Many died simply because their bodies could not fight the frigid cold. ( Full Answer )
They were the Union and Confederate armies. The biggest reason for the war was the issue of slavery. The Confederates wanted to continue it and the Union wanted to abolish it.
Union soldiers were usually called Yankees or Bluebellies. Confederate soldiers were called rebel, Grayback (because of the color of their uniform), Grays, Johnny Reb, Johnny, or just plain reb. Confederate guerrillas were called bushwhackers.
It was a volunteer army. some as young as 12. People believed in real American causes. However, by 1863 the Union instituted the draft for the first time. Most of the recruitment was still of volunteers. Many immigrant families also sent one or more men into the army either to provide a source of …income or in exchange for citizenship. The Confederacy placed a general conscription order on all able-bodied free white males during the last two years of the war. Most of the army was still volunteer. ( Full Answer )
There were many unwilling and untrained soldiers in the English Civil war. There wasn't enough time or money to train them and they refused to be trained unless they were payed more.
Neither army officially admitted women to the ranks. It seems that one or another may have fought in disguise.
No their are some cases in witch they was yes as in all wars ever fought
Where did "Union" soldiers live during the Civil War? While in camp, they typically had tents. These were designed to fit 12 men comfortably, but because of the lack of tents, most would pack in up to double the number originally specified. Soldiers really didn't have one particular 'home' while aw…ay at war. Their 'home' was their camp, and their camp was always liable to pack up and move upon order, and most camps did exactly that, unless they were Border Guards or another kind of stationary division. ( Full Answer )
The Youngest surviving soldier at the end of the US Civil War was Andrew 'Jackson' Botts. He was the 13 years old. Known as the 'Little Drummer Boy,' he joined the Civil war when he was 12 1/2 years old. There were other soldiers who were as young as or younger when they joined, but Andrew Jackson B…otts was the only 13 year old soldier at the end of the war. ( Full Answer )
The camps were filthy, and so were the soldiers. They'd go weeks without washings their clothes or bathing, which led to their clothes, bedding, and bodies becoming infested with lice and fleas. These poor hygiene conditions resulted in a widespread sickness, some soldiers had gotten chronic diarrhe…a and/or other intestinal disorders, caused by the dirty water, food, or by the germ-carrying insects that scurried the camps. ( Full Answer )
Horrible. They got no sleep. They had to hike more than three hours at a time. they had to cross seas and fight tough wars without technology that we have today. they had little food and water. -Alyssa Bergman-
In short, to obey superior officers, to honor their cause, and to carry out duties assigned by their superior officers.
If it was the Confederate soldiers, the Union would attack the Confederates. If it was the Union soldiers, then the Confederates would attack the Union.
If they weren't killed by soldiers on the opposite side, they were most often killed by their wounds getting infected. Also, many died of dysentary and measles.
A typical Union soldier would receive a uniform and cap, shoes or boots, a single shot rifle, powder and balls for 60 shots, a wool blanket, a large bandage, and a knapsack. Some regiments received much more from their hometown than the army provided. The rifle given most soldiers early in the war w…as a muzzle-loaded musket. Later, single-shot cartridge rifles were issued to some soldiers and a few received repeating rifles. There was no typical gear for Confederate soldiers. Some regiments got uniforms; many did not. Some got boots, while others did not. Some received blankets or tents, while others got nothing. Many soldiers depended on people from home to send them supplies like gloves, boots, socks, bandages. Most rifles were muzzle-loaders all the way through the war. Rifles were usually issued to the men but sometimes they had to provide their own. ( Full Answer )
In the field, soldiers generally slept in tents. If they remained in one place a long time they often built huts. When stationed in towns, officers would often stay in private homes or hotels.
Nobody can say exactly. What numbers are available are the total of enlistments for the north. But some men enlisted for two years, some for three, at the start of the war. When that term was up, many reenlisted to see the thing through. Others enlisted in the Union Army over and over again, to coll…ect the money bounty paid to volunteers. Once they were paid, they deserted, and went somewhere else and repeated the process. These were called "bounty jumpers". The best estimate is that about 2.1 million men served in the Union Armies. Records were poorly kept in the south, and were often destroyed or lost where they were kept. Estimates range from a low of 600,000 to a high of 1.1 million in the Rebel Armies, with most agreeing that around 900,000 men probably served the Confederacy. ( Full Answer )
They returned back to their homes living regular lives as they did before the Civil War began. some helped reconstruct their towns many place the north forced out and took over much of the land and industry of the south forceing most of the southerns out stripping them of wealth and leaving many h…omeless,ugly period in wich the govnerment step in and bascily did a massive redisributed the wealth. ...at gun point. ( Full Answer )
A typical Civil War soldier was issued a kit containing a blanket, a cup and bowl, a uniform, and a few other essentials. Most soldiers brought other items from home including musical instruments, gloves, socks, etc. Most soldiers were issued rifled muskets and power and shot for 60 rounds. One thin…g most soldiers did not have was training. Basic training often consisted of telling the men what orders meant and instructing them how to march. They generally didn't receive much (if any) practice firing and reloading the musket or any instruction in how to build a foxhole or deal with the situations of battle. Confederate soldiers received less and less of the standard kit as the war went on. ( Full Answer )
I dunno his name but he died unfortunatly and was about 104 to 105 years old
Most of the soldiers in the Civil War were 18 to 35 years. Some soldiers as young as 12 and 13 participated in the war. Men as old as about 45 were welcomed into the Army. Many of the generals and colonels were much older. Robert E Lee was 58 at the end of the war. General Winfield Scott was 75 year…s old when he resigned early in the Civil War. ( Full Answer )
The most common chores Civil War soldiers had to do were cleaning the camp, chopping and bringing in firewood, cooking, and digging latrine trenches/pits. If any soldiers/officers owned horses, then someone had to take care of those.
The Civil War saw many kinds of soldiers. There were men, and there were boys, some even as young as 11 or 12. Some enlisted, some were drafted, and some commissioned, but most soldiers enlisted, themselves, or were drafted, later on. Certainly many men and boys were brave to enlist. Many were also… quite terrified, after seeing and partaking in their first battle. Many wished they'd never enlisted, and many wanted to leave to return home to their familes. Most soldiers were incredibly lonely, and missed their familes and loved ones immensely. Young teenage boys who ran away from home to enlist, thinking it would be an exciting adventure, were scared, lonely and missed their parents and homes. Some African-Americans fought in the War, for the Union, and there were in fact several divisions consisting completely of them. At least 300 women also contributed to the war as spies, nurses and soldiers. The ones who were soldiers disguised themselves to look like men, and fought alongside in many of the most well-known battles. Sarah Edmunds was one of these women, and she was not only a soldier, but a spy, for the Union. ( Full Answer )
in the civil war the soldiers didnt get to do anything for enteertainment they had to fight a lot
The US had about 2.1 million soldiers and seamen over the course of the Rebellion. The Confederacy had about 1.1 million.
Nobody can say for sure, but probably several hundred thousand. Medical science was nothing like it is today. If shot in the head or through the body, survival and recovery was a matter of luck and a strong body, and also of avoiding disease and infection in what passed for hospitals. Both sides use…d rifles that fired huge bullets, and if these hit bone, they would completely splinter it. A wound like this in an arm or a leg meant the arm or leg had to be amputated. There were a lot of men with an empty sleeve or pants leg after the war. The state of Mississippi for a time after the war spent one-sixth of the state budget on artificial limbs for ex-soldiers. A famous Union officer, Joshua Chamberlain, was badly wounded in the neck in 1864, but lived. More than fifty years later the old wound in his neck reopened (probably due to a vitamin deficiency) and he bled to death in 1915. ( Full Answer )
Most of them didn't receive what is today's therapy. Most went home and tried to live their lives as normal as possible. If they were 'sane' which was determined by government if they could find them.
In the American Civil War, the uniform of the Union was dark blue in color, and the uniform of the Confederacy was grey. It is often described as a war of the blue and the grey.
They either got shot or blown up. Please be more specific in your question and perhaps you could receive a better answerh
They felt terrible. Why? Because when they were fighting, they were killing their own brothers. Metaphorically speaking. Some probably wanted to kill themselves because of them killing people of their own country that were pretty much good.
The soldiers mainly did chores or other things to pass the time. One soldier said, "War is 99% boredom and 1% battle.
Many of them got none. The location of the Battle of Gettysburg had a lot to do with a nearby boot-and-shoe factory that the Confederates wanted to raid, to equip their men. By the time of Appomattox, most of Lee's men were barefoot (and starving). It is a curiosity that a pair of Civil War boots… did not have a left and a right. They were identical, and you walked them into shape. ( Full Answer )
They were at first, when both sides expected a short war. But most of them had only volunteered for a fixed term. So when the war dragged on, they had to introduce conscription.
the best thing ever because all we did was watch our friends die so we smiled and laughed all the time
Since there have been gay people for generations, there may have been gay soldiers even in the civil war era; but it is very unlikely they would have admitted it. Homosexuality was considered criminal and deviant back then, and if someone had those feelings, he undoubtedly repressed them. There was …no-one to talk to about it, and writing about it would have been dangerous, given the very conservative attitudes in society. So, we may never know for certain. ( Full Answer )
The soldiers of the Army of the United States were known as the 'Union' duringthe US Civil War. The soldiers of the opposing side, the ConfederateStates Army, were the rebels. The soldiers of the Army of the United States were the 'Union' during the US Civil War. The soldiers of the opposing side, …the Confederate States Army were the rebels. ( Full Answer )