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Theodore Upson 23 When Fort Sumter fell in April 1861, neither the North nor the South had an army of any significant size or ability. And while Union and Confederate calls for military volunteers quickly increased the size of the two sides’ armies, the governments struggled mightily to mold these inexperienced men into good soldiers. Both governments scrambled to find qualified military officers to train the thousands of new enlistees. In addition, efforts to provide their respective armies with rifles, uniforms, and other supplies sometimes got sidetracked by shortages of materials and political corruption.
Sound policy, not less than humanity, demands the instant liberation of every slave in the rebel States. Sound: Sensible or correct. Liberation: Granting of freedom. What happened next . . The North’s war aims gradually changed to include freeing the slaves as well as restoring the Union. Although the arguments made by Douglass and other abolitionists helped make this change possible, other factors were probably more important. For example, Lincoln and other Northern leaders came to see the practical, military benefits that they could gain through emancipation.
We have to rise in our might as a free independent nation and demand that law must and shall be respected or we shall find ourselves wiped from the face of the earth . . ” After exchanging these two bitter letters, James and John Walsh never wrote or spoke to one another again. James Walsh enlisted in the North’s Seventy-eighth Illinois regiment. During his term of service in the Union Army, he fought in several battles and participated in the famous 1864 march through Georgia, led by General William T.
American Civil War Reference Library Vol 2 (A-K) Biographies by Kevin Hillstrom; Laurie Collier Hillstrom; Lawrence W Baker; U-X-L (Firm)