TotalLife expectancy of slaves was much higher in the U.
There were different affects for the women of the Union soldiers and women of the Confederated soldiers. What were the differences and what were the similarities? Women on both sides fought in the war and sometimes even spied for the union or confederate sides. They both assisted their men in any way they could, they were just as much a part of the war as the soldiers.
On the north there was a civilian group that was formed through the United States Sanitary Commission that took care of the wounded union soldiers. They not only cared for them, they cooked, read, wrote letters home to their loved ones, did laundry and cared for them even when the battle fought all around them.
They had to do their best to provide support for their families and some of them found work in war related jobs, possibly to make ammunition, and some even worked for the federal government in offices where men had previously worked Women and the Civil War, n.
The southern women had the war come right to their doorsteps. From their homes many were known to care for the wounded, serve, and provided supplies to the men. They assisted where ever they were needed. Women in the south suffered a lot of different causalities some were torn from their homes and became refugees in the south.
There homes were burned down and their men killed in front of them Women and the Civil War, n. There were differences among them and they were given. They had all given up a lot in the Civil War. In the end they all had to come together as a nation to what we know today as America.
What were the roles of the blacks, the ones who were still slaves and the ones that were considered free? These are the questions that will be answered.
What were the differences? In September eighteen sixty two the Emancipation Proclamation was put into play. Both the black slaves and the black men who were free joined in the fight with the union soldiers.
By May of eighteen sixty three the Bureau of Colored Troops was formed. Of course the black union soldier did not receive the same treatment or pay that the other soldiers got, until June of eighteen sixty four.
When the blacks were caught by the Confederates they were faced with horrific treatment. There were one hundred and eighty thousand in all serving in the union army and another eighty thousand went on to serve for the union navy.
That made ten percent of the union army African American. Forty Thousand would lose their lives for the cause of freedom by the time the war ended Civil War Trust, Blacks not only served in the union army but they also served in the confederate army.
They were most of the time brought with their masters to serve their needs. They were to also bring home the masters belonging if something happened to them in war. They wash the clothes of the men. The women had a really hard time trying to find work, they did whatever they could find.
They took on roles of nurse, cooks, and blacksmiths. Their roles were sometimes even tougher because they were underpaid Civil War Trust, The roles of the black slaves and the free slaves were found to be the same in most instances. They both fought in the war side by side in the cause for freedom.
A lot of them lost their lives for the cause. When looking at both the instances and the effects of the war, I would say it affected all who were involved the same.A few free blacks also owned slave holding plantations in Louisiana, Virginia, and South Carolina.
Free African American Christians founded their own churches which became the hub of the economic, social, and intellectual lives of blacks in many areas of the fledgling nation.
Free blacks included men and women of African descent who were born free or who gained their freedom before the war through manumission. Virginia officially required freed slaves to leave the state after , but many remained in violation of the law.
Free Blacks compared to Slaves The next few paragraphs will compare blacks in the north to blacks in the south in the ’s. In either location blacks were thought of as incompetent and inferior. In United States history, a free Negro or free black was the legal status, in the geographic area of the United States, of blacks who were not slaves.
This term was in use before the independence of the Thirteen Colonies and elsewhere in British North America, until the abolition of slavery in the United States in , which rendered the term. Free blacks included men and women of African descent who were born free or who gained their freedom before the war through manumission.
Virginia officially required freed slaves to leave the state after , but many remained in violation of the law. Free blacks were often hired by the government as rural police, to hunt down runaway slaves and keep order among the slave population.
By , approximately eight percent of African Americans were free.