Behind the Fighting. Civil War by Tim Cooke

By Tim Cooke

The Curriculum Connections sequence units the bar for studying inside of a hundred+ pages of studying. Very in-depth, and with alphabetically prepared readings overlaying topics in the U.S. historical past curriculum, those books supply truth packing containers that determine attempt issues for simple evaluation in addition to finished timelines and first resources protecting what went on Behnd the battling of the Civil warfare.

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This remained the case in the Confederacy, but in 1861 the Union authorized the Medal of Honor for gallantry in action. Enlisted men on both sides could be recognized for bravery in several ways. They might be “mentioned in dispatches” to headquarters by their commanding officers. Many commanders also made it a practice to name in their battle reports soldiers who had performed with conspicuous bravery. The Confederate Congress published a “Roll of Honor” listing men cited for bravery and could also issue “Thanks of the Confederate Congress” to individual soldiers.

The Confederate Medical Department was established by Samuel Preston Moore, who recruited doctors and nurses, set up procedures, founded hospitals, and eventually created a medical service similar to that of the Union. Moore’s task, though, was hampered by shortages caused by the Union blockade. Given the circumstances, Moore created an effective medical department. 36 Behind the Fighting Curriculum Context Unhealthy troops Many recruits in both armies were physically unfit, especially as both sides became desperate for manpower.

The 11th Pennsylvania, for example, adopted a Staffordshire bull terrier called Sallie, which was given to one of its officers as a puppy. She was wounded once by enemy action. Sallie was with the Union men at Gettysburg in July 1863, but was killed in February 1865 during the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia. She was was buried on the battlefield. The soldiers felt the loss so deeply that an image of Sallie appears on the 11th Pennsylvania’s memorial, which stands on the Gettysburg battlefield site.

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