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what was life like for civilians during the civil war

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  1. anonymous
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    It depends on which side you are talking about. For the Northern women, their husbands and sons were off fighting battles during the war so many women had to take on factory work to manufacture supplies for their husbands. Since the North had more factories, northern women had to work there. For the Southern women, it was worse than that. Only the rich Southerns owned slaves, and the families who did not own slaves so the women and children worked on the farms themselves, doing all of the jobs the men did. They also experienced shortages of food and necessary things like that. The worst things that could happen to the civilians of the South was during Sherman's March to the Sea. During this time, William T. Sherman tried to crush the South one last time. He and his group of men marched (and rode) through the South, burning everything in their path and taking valuables and supplies off of the Southern civilians. He was basically living off of them. On both sides, they were doing their husband/son's work and life must have been very difficult for them. But in my opinion, I believe the Southern civilians had the worst end of the war.

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