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1 Hardships of the Civil War

2 Hardtack Hardtack was a staple item for soldiers and militiamen. Hard, thin bread like a big cracker. Usually filled with weevils or maggots leading to the name “wormcastles.” 65/union/songs/hardtack.html 65/union/songs/hardtack.html

3 Pink and Say Written and Illustrated by Patricia Polacco Listen to and discover the hardships experienced by two young boys caught up in the devastating effects of the Civil War.

4 What Did We Learn? Imagine that you are Pink. Justify your decision to fight for the Union in the Civil War. Do you think meeting Pink gave Say a different perspective on fighting in the Civil War? Explain your reasoning. Give your opinion about the emotions Pink and Say might have felt when they were torn apart at Andersonville.

5 TALENTS Communication-1 Give many, varied single words to describe Pink. To describe Say.

6 Hardships of the War Both Union and Confederate soldiers experienced hardships as a result of the Civil War. Poor medical conditions Constant battle with lice

7 Living Quarters Soldiers often slept in dog or pup tents Often pillowcases were burlap sacks that also carried around soldiers’ possessions. When the weather was wet, tents sometimes leaked or got moldy.

8 Shebangs Centreville, Va. Confederate winter quarters Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Confederate winter quarters, CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 March REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B

9 Shebangs Some confederate soldiers slept in these 4 to 6 man huts. Many soldiers became attached to their shebangs and would name them like hotels. Some examples are Hawkin’s Happy Family, Fifth Avenue Hotel, Old Abe’s Abundance, or Chateau de Salt Junk

10 Uniforms Each soldier had two uniforms worn in all kinds of weather and if they were lucky had them washed monthly (if they were lucky). Long underwear was worn while the soldiers were marching to prevent chafing. Soldiers gave nicknames to shoes, which they called gunboats.

11 Letters Letters from home were critical to the morale of the soldiers. Families of soldiers treasured the correspondences they received from relatives fighting far away.

12 Closing Thought The effects of the war were devastating for both soldiers and those left at home. states.html states.html

13 Civil War Resources The Civil War | PBS


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