Week 9 Summary - Sabine Justilien How did war aims change...

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Sabine Justilien How did war aims change for the North? Suddenly, it became more about the abolition of slavery, despite the fact that Lincoln was not entirely against the institution, he just want to prevent it from spreading West. The Emancipation Proclamation was a tactical move in order for the North to gain more troops through freedmen who knew the region. There was up to 180, 000 African Americans who served in the Union Army, and with these workers fighting the War, Southern society witnessed a mass disruption in economy. There were 618,000 deaths in War, accounting for 2% of the population at the time. Why did so many people die? Reasoning states that it was a total war that aimed to destroy everything on either side. There was lack of sanitation, allowing for a large spread of dysentery and diarrhea amongst troops, from which 2/3 died from. Military hospitals had untrained staff and the answer to many of the injuries was purely to amputate. The staff did not wash their hands after procedures and often reused the bandages and beds from
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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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Week 9 Summary - Sabine Justilien How did war aims change...

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