Military service meant months or years away from home, endless hours of drill, inadequate food or shelter, disease, and long days marching on hot, dusty roads or in driving rain — all punctuated by moments of sheer terror. In this chapter, we’ll explore the life of a Civil War soldier — camps, food, uniforms, music, and arms, as well as disease, amputation, prison, desertion, and death.
- The Life of a Civil War Soldier
- Small Arms in the Civil War
- Civil War Uniforms
- Soldiers' Food
- Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Confederate Spy
- "My dear little darling"
- Life in Camp
- A Plea for Supplies
- Civil War Army Hospitals
- Enduring Amputation
- Salisbury Prison
- Vance's Proclamation Against Deserters
- "I am sorry to tell that some of our brave boys has got killed"