8/12/2017 – Session 2: The Homefront in the American Civil War



A good understanding of the Civil War era requires some knowledge of how the war impacted the home front, north and south.  This session will examine how war was waged on this critical front including the many and varied roles women and freedmen / former slaves played.  The raising and feeding of large citizen- armies, the treatment and care of  thousands of wounded and prisoners,  and the implementation of the draft on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, were all equally  important as the movement of the armies in the field.


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