The Nature of the Armies (American Civil War)


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  • —Both Northern and Southern enthusiasm to sign up for the Civil War soon faded after fighting began.
  • —Men who joined the war at the start did not re-enlist.
  • —The South was forced to put conscription into place.
  • The South was the first side to introduce Conscription as a way to boost up their army numbers.
  • In April 1862 all able bodied males aged between 18 and 35 could be called up to serve in the Southern army.

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