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Describes army existence for the common soldier within the Civil battle, together with camp existence, illnesses, and prerequisites for the wounded and prisoners of battle. contains excerpts from first-person money owed, letters, and diaries.

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Includes excerpts from first-person accounts, letters, and diaries.  ArmyMilitary lifeJuvenile literature.  Title. 7'42dc21 99-462169 Page 5 Contents Prologue 7 Chapter 1 Signing Up 9 Chapter 2 Becoming a Soldier 16 Chapter 3 Life in Camp 22 Chapter 4 Food 27 Chapter 5 Dirt, Lice, and Disease 31 Chapter 6 On the March 36 Chapter 7 Words from the Front Line 40 Chapter 8 Heroes 48 Chapter 9 Wounded 53 Chapter 10 Prisoner of War 58 Chapter 11 Dealing with Death 64 Chapter 12 Finally, the End 68 Chapter 13 Changed Forever 74 Map of the Civil War 82 Chronology of the Civil War 83 Source Notes 85 For Further Information 92 Index 94 Page 7 Prologue It would be a war of many names.

3 McCarthy goes on to discuss the various styles of winter quarters developed by the soldiers and devotes several pages in his memoir to the process of settling down for the Page 24 winter. There is no mistaking the enthusiasm of this Johnny Reb for setting up just the right camp. Once settled into a camp, whether a temporary camp or more permanent winter quarters, Billy Yank and Johnny Reb turned their thoughts to recreation and the comforts they missed from home. " 4 Many of the recreational items created were for personal use.

6 Children were among the civilians who watched the troops in action. Page 19 The Confederates defeated General Irvin McDowell and his union troops at the first major battle at Manassas, Virginia, on July 21, 1861. However one interpreted the actions of Billy Yank that day, leadership on both sides of the conflict saw it as a near disaster. There would have to be even more drill for Billy Yank and Johnny Reb before the armies could meet in battle again. The soldiers of both sides would also have to accept the reality of being soldiers.

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