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HISTORYfinalnote - Thrashers Notes OPTION #2 FOR TEST...

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Thrasher’s Notes OPTION #2 FOR TEST 12/03/09 The Common Soldier In the Civil War WHO WAS HE? Average age was 25 Most were 18-29 years old Some were as young as nine and as old as 80 Away from home for the first time Saw it as a grand adventure at first He was a HE Several million men, two hundred women Mary Walker Army surgeon Notable exception Only woman in American history of receive Congressional Medal of Honor. o Highest honor in the military Most were of European descent 10% of union soldiers were African descent Most born in America, but large numbers of Germans and Irish immigrants served Region Confederate o Almost entirely from the South Union o From the North, West, and South o Over 200,000 Southerners fought for the Union Religion Typical soldier was a protestant Many Catholics in the Union army Some members of almost every religion Most were farmers, even from the North Members of almost every occupation served though
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