Hospital death rates were so high soldiers often

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“Hospital” death rates were so high, soldiers often “Hospital” death rates were so high, soldiers often refused medical care. refused medical care.
One injured Northern soldier said as he returned to battle, One injured Northern soldier said as he returned to battle, “I’d better die by real bullets than Union quackery” “I’d better die by real bullets than Union quackery”
Disease…the scourge of the soldier Battle wounds were not the cause of most Civil War death. Far more soldiers died of disease than wounds. unsanitary conditions in army camps were so bad that for every one battle death, three* more died of… typhoid (a communicable disease causing high fever and excessive diarrhea), pneumonia (an infection in the lungs), Cholera (a sudden and severe diarrheal disease), and other diseases…
Movie on war deaths
Time to free the slaves… After the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln proposed and signed the Emancipation Proclamation. To emancipate means “to free.” The Proclamation says, “…I do order and declare that all persons held as slaves shall be free; and that the Executive branch of the United States…will recognize and maintain the freedom of said persons...”
Why do this now?
Freedom? When he ends slavery in the south, it makes the Confederacy look evil in the eyes of God…they are essentially fighting to continue to treat other humans poorly. This image keeps Europeans from entering the war on the Confederate side. But, the wording of the Emancipation Proclamation does not really free anyone…wait a minute, what was that?
Emancipation Proclamation map
Freedom…well, eventually The Proclamation applied only to states that had seceded from the Union, leaving slavery legal in the border states. Confederate states ignored the Proclamation because Lincoln was not their President and therefore, what he said, didn’t count. Although the Proclamation did not immediately free a single slave, it changed the war. Every win by federal troops expanded freedom.
Black soldiers fought nearly 500 battles often with very little training, poor equipment and less pay than white soldiers. They also risked death or enslavement if captured. Blacks in the War Additionally, the Proclamation announced the acceptance of black men into the Union Army and Navy, allowing the liberated to become liberators. By the end of the war, almost 200,000 black soldiers and sailors had fought for the Union and freedom.
Emancipation Proclamation video
Gettysburg: A turning point (1863) Lee’s new plan was to win a victory in the Union to persuade the North to want peace. About 165,000 troops from both sides met in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and the

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