LIFE IN THE ARMY
majority of the soldiers were between 18 and 30 years old most were farmers, nearly a half
African Americans wanted to fight were not allowed to at the start of the war eventually the North allowed African America...
in total, about 2 million men served for the Union army and about 1 million for the Confederate army
<ul><li>men joined the army for various reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul><ul><li>glory </li></ul><ul><li>esc...
soldiers lived in tents and moved often
training followed strict schedule – awake at dawn, drills and chores at camp
Union army was usually uniformed in BLUE Confederate army was usually uniformed in GREY
both sides had problems getting proper supplies camps were often dirty and soldiers had poor personal HYGIENE (practices a...
people were not yet aware that disease was spread through germs
weapons of war had advanced much since the Revolutionary War
 
RIFLE – gun with a grooved barrel that causes a bullet to spin through the air
MINIE BALL –  bullet with a hollow base, shot further and more accurate than a musket
IRONCLADS – warships covered in iron plates to protect it
a major Confederate ironclad was the VIRGINIA (MERRIMAC)
CSS VIRGINA (MERRIMAC)
a major Union ironclad was the MONITOR
USS MONITOR
USS MONITOR
USS MONITOR
their famous battle ends in a tie after four hours of hitting each other
THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
OTHER CIVIL WAR IRONCLADS
after the first two years of fighting neither side had gained a decisive advantage
THE END
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Life Of The Soldiers

  1. 1. LIFE IN THE ARMY
  2. 2. majority of the soldiers were between 18 and 30 years old most were farmers, nearly a half
  3. 3. African Americans wanted to fight were not allowed to at the start of the war eventually the North allowed African Americans to join the army
  4. 4. in total, about 2 million men served for the Union army and about 1 million for the Confederate army
  5. 5. <ul><li>men joined the army for various reasons: </li></ul><ul><li>adventure </li></ul><ul><li>glory </li></ul><ul><li>escape from factory/farm </li></ul><ul><li>money </li></ul><ul><li>loyalty to state/country </li></ul>
  6. 6. soldiers lived in tents and moved often
  7. 7. training followed strict schedule – awake at dawn, drills and chores at camp
  8. 8. Union army was usually uniformed in BLUE Confederate army was usually uniformed in GREY
  9. 9. both sides had problems getting proper supplies camps were often dirty and soldiers had poor personal HYGIENE (practices and conditions which promote health)
  10. 10. people were not yet aware that disease was spread through germs
  11. 11. weapons of war had advanced much since the Revolutionary War
  12. 13. RIFLE – gun with a grooved barrel that causes a bullet to spin through the air
  13. 14. MINIE BALL – bullet with a hollow base, shot further and more accurate than a musket
  14. 15. IRONCLADS – warships covered in iron plates to protect it
  15. 16. a major Confederate ironclad was the VIRGINIA (MERRIMAC)
  16. 17. CSS VIRGINA (MERRIMAC)
  17. 18. a major Union ironclad was the MONITOR
  18. 19. USS MONITOR
  19. 20. USS MONITOR
  20. 21. USS MONITOR
  21. 22. their famous battle ends in a tie after four hours of hitting each other
  22. 23. THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
  23. 24. THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
  24. 25. THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
  25. 26. THE MERRIMAC VS THE MONITOR
  26. 27. OTHER CIVIL WAR IRONCLADS
  27. 28. after the first two years of fighting neither side had gained a decisive advantage
  28. 29. THE END

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