FC: The Civil War The Railroad By Colter Krumrei
1: The Railroad The civil war was a very important war in American history. The railroad was tied into things like food,medication, tools, guns, ammo, clothes, and transportation. Many people believe that the civil war was won by skill. It wasn't and it wouldn't have been won unless the north had the money and technology hat it did. The civil war had many useful technologies and one of the most important ones was the railroad Trains were invented in just before the civil war started and luckily the north had more money to build and hire workers to lay tracks. It was very helpful and dramatically changed the war and the economy in civil times.
2: The Railroad The railroad made much better transportation for soldiers and supplies for the war. The north had this advantage because it had many more railroads even though the south did have them, the north had many more.
3: Slavery Slavery was the cause of the civil war and men, women and children of all ages were sold off as slaves. Families were separated and forced into labor. There were young kids that were forced to do dangerous, hard work that they did for days on end. They were whipped and beaten senseless for no reason. THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!
4: Slavery is Bad That's why the North won the Civil War.
5: There were two thoughts about Slavery. The south believed that anything that was going to profit their inheritance was worth having. Each side had their own famous generals in the war. Robert.E.Lee was on the side of the south. Ulysses.S.Grant was on the side of the north. Robert.E.Lee was much more skilled and had much better tactics when it came to the war. The only reason the north won is because they had much better technology.
6: The Railroad Food was hard to get for the soldiers. Trains and the railroad provided so much help in the civil war in transporting goods. If it wasn't for the railroad, there would have to be individuals with horses carrying light packages back and forth to the soldiers. With trains, there were giant loads of food that could get there quickly and in huge loads. There were multiple loads that would come in to the stations every day and delivered everything the northern troops could ask for.
7: The Telegraph It provided instant communication to both sides of the war. The north had many more telegraph lines than the south. Abraham Lincoln benefited the most off these lines because he could direct orders instantly.
8: Bromine and Medical Supplies Bromine was often used for patients getting a limb amputated. It eased the pain and helped many northern soldiers. Alcohol was also used in helping the pain for patients. Diseases like gangrene were not uncommon when a patient was worked on because doctors and surgeons were unaware of them so they would do 10 to 15 surgeries without washing or sterilizing the supplies. The north was very fortunate to have what they did. The south had mediocre resources and medicines.
9: The Mini Ball The mini ball was new ammunition for the civil war and was much more accurate than traditional ammunition. It was much faster and easier for the soldiers to reload during the war. It was shot out of muskets and was made out of lead so It could easily pass through a human because they were so heavy. Shot with black gun powder, it was definitely effective in the outcome of the war and helping the north win.
10: The Railroad The railroad was very epic in the civil war. It hauled medical supplies that the surgeons needed in their camps. They needed bromine, ether, iodine, and more medicines. They hauled tools they needed like saws and scissors and other stuff like that. They worked on soldiers that were often hurt because many times they would have to lose and arm or a leg. Weapons were not very accurate at this time.
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