The Northern women (Women who fought for the Union) played the role enhancing the shipment of supplies to the troops who were fighting the war. They organized food stuffs which they distributed to the troop members. It entailed baking of bread of cake and the cultivation of the vegetable and fruit gardens for the soldiers. Furthermore, the women also provided clothing and bedding for the soldiers. They tailored the uniforms and knitted cold wears for the soldiers. Moreover, these women also facilitated the collection of funds for the soldiers through a series of organized fundraisers to provide the necessary finances for the stocking of medical supplies. However, there are also those women who took to the battle field to provide medical care to the soldiers who were wounded in the process off the war.
The Southern women on the other hand fought for the confederacy which at the time had limited resources as compared to the Northern states. The women on this side too ensured that their soldiers did not go hungry by cooking and supplying them with meals at regular intervals. Moreover, some of the women became cooks in the battle field. The confederacy women sewed clothes for the soldiers and provided medical services as untrained nurses to wounded soldiers in the battle field and in their homes and even wrote letters to and on behalf of the soldiers to their families.
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...n which they would be sent out to scope the area around and beyond where the Union’s army had made camp. This was a necessary measure to ensure that the enemy was always in view. There are even reports that during these scouting sprees, the black led party raids to sections of the confederacy. Some of them later become to be used as agents.
In the Union army, many freed blacks that had been recruited died out due to the injuries sustained at war, death at the battle grounds. Most of them however succumbed to illnesses that were as result of the diseases encountered in the battle field. They did not receive the same kind of quality care that the white soldiers received. The black slaves on the other hand, especially who fought in the confederacy, were given the preposition of becoming free as long as their masters agreed. Legislation was made to that effect.
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