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Civil War Unit Study




The civil war took took the lives of over 600,000 Americans

Being known as the absolute most bloody and viciously brutal battle on American soil, the Civil war in 1861 originated between multiple disputes on how the country should progress as a nation. The two raging sides of the Civil War, the north being the union, and the south being the confederate, was a one nation divided on multiple topics. This conflict of interests eventually gave lead into what is known today as the Civil War of America, and is best described as today as the “War Between The States”.

Fun Facts:


Approximately 6,000 battles, skirmishes, and engagements were fought during the Civil War
An estimated 300 women disguised themselves as men and fought in the ranks
The chance of surviving a wound in Civil War days was 7 to 1.
Besides the rifle and cannon, weapons consisted of revolvers, swords, cutlasses, hand grenades, Greek fire and land mine

Questions:

1) Indians did not fight in the Civil War, true or false?
a. False, Approximately 3530 Indians fought in the war

2) Diseases killed around how many individuals during the war?
a. 320,000

3) How long did the Civil War last?
a. Approximately 4 years


Quotes:

"A rich man's war and a poor man's fight..."
- Southern opposition slogan, in The Civil War by Shelby Foote

"It is well that war is so terrible, else we should grow too fond of it."
- General Lee to General Longstreet




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