4-17-06 - American Civil War o Two wars before and after...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
American Civil War o Two wars – before and after the Battle of Antietam(1862) o Few people on either side thought the war would last long. o Southerners believed that the North would “give up”if they held out. o North believed the south would surrender if they captured Richmond (capturing the capital was a traditional sign of defeat. “War of Attrition” o Thus both sides believed that this would be a “war of attrition” o Both believed they had cause and justification for the conflict. o The advances in weaponry came faster than those in medicine. Wounded soldiers suffered greatly. Death toll o Approximately 620,000 soldiers died in the war. Almost 1 in 5 white male southerners of military age died o 275,000 were maimed. o Disease killed 2/3’s of these men o Diarrhea and dysentery killed more soldiers as all the “gunshots, sabercuts, and cannonfire. The ACW soldier was less likely to die in a spectacular charge than lying in his own filth until dehydration put an end
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 2

4-17-06 - American Civil War o Two wars before and after...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online