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Where did most soldiers live during the Civil War?


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the soldiers lived in camps.

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Dysentery killed most soldiers in the Civil War.


The most US soldiers died during the American Civil War. That is because Americans were fighting on both sides.


During the time of the US Civil War, the state of New York provided the most soldiers for the Union. New York was by far the most populous state in the US and provided almost 450,000 soldiers for the war.


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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 away 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.



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Most soldiers during the Civil War were 5'8 and 5'9. This did represent a loss in height from previous decades for the US in the 1800's.



Most soldiers went back home to their families and farms. Some went west. A smaller number remained in the Army to occupy the South during Reconstruction.


Illness killed more soldiers than battle.



Most union soldiers were wealthy and well organized.


It was horrible. Poor supply of food. People spread diseases. Most soldiers had many body disorders.


I don't know the exact number, but we lost most of our young men to the battlefields.


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