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Civil War War Between the States What would have caused this destruction?

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  • 1. The War between the States 1861-1865 What motivation could cause such ghastly actions?
  • 2. What would impel one to fight?
  • 3. First Bull Run, July 1861
  • 4. When the gruesome Prisoners of War returned, what would cause you to continue fighting?
  • 5. Gaines’ Mill, July 1862
  • 6. Antietam- September 17, 1862
  • 7. Antietam- September 17, 1862
  • 8. Antietam- September 17, 1862
  • 9. Antietam- September 17, 1862
  • 10. Fredericksburg, December 1862
  • 11. Your friends and family returned mangled, without extremities, or they do not return. Why would one fight?
  • 12. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 13. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 14. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 15. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 16. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 17. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 18. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 19. Gettysburg, July 1863
  • 20. Petersburg, April 1865
  • 21. Petersburg, April 1865
  • 22. Petersburg, April 1865
  • 23. Cold Harbor, Virginia, 1865
  • 24.
    • 618,222 dead
    • More than 12% of the soldiers enrolled were shot
    • 24,866 Union soldiers died in enemy prisons
    • There must be some good reason for all of this destruction of human life…