Enlisted Men

Enlisted Men - Enlisted Men Composite portrait Confederate...

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Enlisted Men Composite portrait Confederate and federal soldiers more alike than different Not a war between different countries, different cultures Young-more than half under 25, 75% under 30 Confederacy had younger men in the army since their population was smaller Almost 80% of white men of military age did some type of service There were still farmers cultivating crops In north, 50% of men of military age served in the army of other military service They were rural, farm boys 50% of Feds and 60% of Rebs were farmers or sons of farmers Were not disciplined in a modern manner o Gambled, civilian teenagers Didn’t have a rigorous training program Federals had more discipline than the Rebels did Army of the Potomac had a more spit and polish nature than the Western Theater Army Most of both were volunteers o Veteran corps of the army were either persuaded or made to stay in the army Conscripted soldiers o
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This note was uploaded on 11/23/2009 for the course HIST 4055 taught by Professor Royster during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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