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Unformatted text preview: Causes of the Civil War Facts and Stats Sectional Tension Caused Sumner by the events prior to Fort Missouri Compromise Fugitive Slave law Kansas Nebraska Act Dred Scott Case John Brown Secession of the South Election of Lincoln North vs. South View of the War South They were being overpowered by the north Feared their agricultural way of life was being threatened Felt the North was trying to force their views North vs. South View of the War South Feared that they would become the slaves of freed blacks Feared widespread intermarriage Secession was the only power they possessed to control their own destiny North vs. South View of the War North Resented the “genteel” ways of the south Why didn’t the North simply allow secession? It would be an end to the U.S. as created by the Founding Fathers The result could lead to anarchy Could lead to the collapse of the nation’s institutions Abolitionists welcomed war A House Divided… The Civil War April 12, 1861 – April 9th 1865 Life as a soldier… Pay ranged from $1 - $13 per month In their spare time they played board games, cricket, horseracing and heel-toe walking races Food of Soldiers included… Pork or bacon Salt Beef Hard Tack Cornmeal Beans/peas Rice/homney Green Coffee Roast or ground coffee Tea Sugar/Molasses Skillygallee Confederate Coosh Staggering Numbers At least 618,000 Americans died in the Civil War Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783) = 4,435 deaths War of 1812 (1812 – 1815) = 2,260 deaths Spanish-American War (1898) = 385 deaths WWI (1917 – 1918) = 50,000 – 100,000 deaths WWII (1941 – 1945) = 300,000 – 400,000 deaths Korean War (1950 – 1953) = 54, 246 deaths Vietnam War (1964 – 1975) = 58, 168 deaths Gulf War I (1991) = 148 deaths Union vs. Confederate Army Union Army 2,500,000 – 2,750,000 soldiers fought 360,222 soldiers died in the war 110,070 died in battle 250,152 Confederate Army 750,000 – 1,250,000 soldiers fought 258,000 soldiers died in the war 94,000 died in battle 164,000 Death Tolls in Famous Battles Battle Gettysburg Chancellorsvil le Antietam 2nd Battle Bull Run Shiloh Fredericksbur g Duration 3 days 4 days Death Toll 51,112 29,556 1 day 3 days 2 days 1 day 26,134 25,251 23,741 17,962 Other Death Tolls The Christian family of Christiansburg, Virginia suffered 18 casualties in the war The 1st Maine Heavy Artillery in a charge of Petersburg, Virginia (6/18/1864) lost 635 of its 900 men in 7 minutes More than 3,000 horses were killed at Gettysburg 36th Regiment of Wisconsin lost 69% of its troops at the Battle of Bethesda church “Firsts made during the Civil War” Successful submarine Land-mine fields Naval torpedoes Medal of Honor Bugle call “Taps” Organized Medical Corp President Assassinated American Conscription ...
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