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Abolitionist

Abolitionist Definition

Leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War the definition of abolitionist was a person who opposed slavery. Their goal was to abolish slavery immediately. John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are the most well known abolitionists.

Abolitionist Movement

The abolitionist movement began years before the Civil War broke […]

Abolitionist2020-10-18T23:41:43-04:00

Civil War Uniform

The Civil War uniform for both Northern troops and Southern troops was one of the most basic and important things a solider could have. Uniforms were more than just clothes to wear.

They showed your friends and enemies alike what side you were on, they showed what branch of service you […]

Civil War Uniform2020-10-09T12:59:51-04:00

Civil War Weapons

There were many types of Civil War weapons ranging from muskets to ironclads.

In the roughly 80 years between the American Revolution and the start of the Civil War, weapon technology had advanced greatly.

Despite advancements in technology the arsenals in both the Union and Confederacy were still mostly stocked with the […]

Civil War Weapons2020-07-21T00:02:18-04:00

Anaconda Plan

When Did the Anaconda Plan Start

The Anaconda Plan was developed at the beginning of the American Civil War. It was the Union’s strategic plan to defeat the Confederacy.

Why Did the Union Call it the Anaconda Plan

The main purpose of the Anaconda plan was to defeat the rebellion […]

Anaconda Plan2020-10-09T13:04:49-04:00

Civil War Technology

Civil War Technology made the American Civil War the first industrial and modern war. Technologies ranged from hot air balloons to submarines.

Old style smooth bore muskets were quickly phased out and rifles were now mass produced in huge quantities on both sides. These rifles allowed soldiers to fire accurately at […]

Civil War Technology2020-01-22T22:56:45-05:00

Civil War Diseases

There were a whole host of Civil War diseases during the American Civil War.

The major cause of death during the Civil War was disease.

Disease killed more people than everything else combined including gunshots, artillery, accidents, drowning, starvation, suicide etc…

The worst disease in the Civil War was Dysentery. Dysentery […]

Civil War Diseases2020-10-09T13:08:07-04:00

Civil War Food

Civil War food came in many shapes and sizes. Suppose you’re a Civil War soldier and you’ve marched all day in the grueling heat.

You’re exhausted, but you have one more duty before you can retire to your tent to dream of better days; you have to cook your dinner.

Civil […]

Civil War Food2020-10-09T13:09:40-04:00

Civil War Games

Civil War games were common on both sides during the war. Games did a lot to keep the troops entertained and ease the constant boredom of soldier life. While in camp soldiers wanted to socialize with each other, there is no better way to socialize then to play games, […]

Civil War Games2020-10-09T13:10:17-04:00

Family Tree

I receive a lot of questions from people asking me about their family tree. They want to know if I can help them find any information about their family members that served in the Civil War. I always direct them to #ad Fold3

Family Tree2020-10-09T13:11:30-04:00

Civil War Music

Civil War music was extremely important to every soldier during the war. The Civil War drummer was an especially important person in the infantry.

They announced all sorts of activities on a daily basis.

In the morning the drums began to beat for reveille.

They played for morning roll call, breakfast call and […]

Civil War Music2020-10-09T13:12:24-04:00
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