There were different reasons why some joined. The slaveholders could not afford to lose their slaves, so they joined for that reason. Some average joe's joined because they thought that the north could not stand seeing the south get so prosperous. Some just joined because they did not like President Lincoln. bye friends!!!!!!
250,000 southerners died
Fully 3/4 of southerners did not own slaves at the eve of the Civil War.
While most women did not fight in the war directly there were many volunteer nurses and aids. Some people believe that some women may have disguised themselves as men.
Many Southerners believed that slaves were property, and property cannot have a gun, fight, or kill people. Sometimes blacks did fight for the Confederacy, however
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U.S. Civil War statistics: Total Southerners killed in action = 72, 500. Total Southerners killed = 260,000.
The Southerners fought the US Civil War because they thought that the Northern states were oppressing them with taxes and unnecessary laws. Slavery was also a big issue, they wanted to keep slaves because there entire work force was based on it. The Northerners wanted to abolish slave trade, and confine it to the South. The only way for the South to keep its economy and social elements intact, was, for many Southerners , to fight Union armies seeking to end the Southern rebellion.
There was 20,000 south people fighting
so they wouldn't lose their dignity
Freemen and former southern slaves volunteered to fight for the North in the Civil because they believed that African Americans would benefit from a Northern victory. Several thousands African American fought bravely and many died and were wounded.
Because so many of the Southerners were slaves who were now free after the Civil War and needed some place to go and the West was newly-founded land which no one had set foot upon, therefore the Southerners (or slaves) went to the West.
they volunteered to fight because of the need of the government. Not many actually volunteered they were usually forced to do it if they did volunteer it was usually just to help and fight for their country. *i hope that helped
Adventure and money, and not necessarily in that order.
Many wanted to stay where they were on the plantations, but there was not sufficient money to feed many.
they felt the were less then them, animals
the north had 2 million troops and the south had 800,000 troops
No, many southerners believed that they had a right to break away from the union.
they believed it would give them honor and they hadn't heard of the war and its lifestyle before. Most of the soldiers were farmers looking for something else to do then farm for the rest of their lives.
The Southerners' fought the Civil War in an effort to promote their ideal of states' rights and to preserve their perceived right to keep slaves. Many Southerners felt that each state had the right to decide whether slavery would be legal there.
Many southerners felt this was a violation of the Constitution. General Sherman was a general in the Union Army during the Civil war.
Many were drafted.
Many escaped slaves did join the Union army and fight in the war.
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.
There is no good answer to this question. There is no solid definition for "boy" for that time. Many thousands of northerners below age 16 joined. Tens of thousands of southerners below age 16 joined the fight. Soldiers as young as 12, 13 and 14 were not uncommon.