AMH Lecture - How did the war aims change for the North?...

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How did the war aims change for the North? +The abolition of slavery [Emancipation Proclamation] (the war became about slavery) -Lincoln was not gearing towards abolition; he was for it, just not for it to spread to the West - Once the slaves were free, he could gain more troops (they knew the territory/region) -180,000AA served in the Union Army -Disrupt Southern Society -Slavery was abolished purely for military tactic +618,000 deaths in War (2% of the population) -Why did so many ppl die? -It was a total war-destroy everything -lack of sanitation (consuming contaminating water) -spread of dysentery and diarrhea (2/3 died from disease) -Transformation in technology -From smooth barrels in guns, to riffles(the grooves placed in the barrel of the gun allowed the projectiles to go farther, and more accurate) -Sealed percussion caps -Military hospitals- staff untrained, amputate everything -Government had no system for informing families of dead -After wars, government usually expands to take over the tax and repair of country
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Minor during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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