Most African-Americans in the south were used as sacrificial soldiers. Basically, they would stay on the front line so that they would die before any other soldiers. Of course, they especially weren’t treated as equals. Most African-American soldiers received a lot lower pay compared to the white soldiers. If the soldiers weren’t being used, then they would be held in slavery until they needed to be used. To make it even worse, they were given all the second-hand equipment. For example, they would receive all the guns that were broken, or would jam easily.
How did the war affect Medical Staff? First off, the medical staff is one of the great reasons that the Union won the Civil War. During the war, everyday surgeons would perform amputations and other medical procedures on the soldiers. They had thousands of lives on the line with the job of trying to save them. Most surgeons and medical staff would have to just watch their own men die because they couldn’t do anything. Some jobs were just to comfort dying soldiers so they could go off easy. Many injured soldiers died in hospitals. In conclusion, most effects of the war were negative. Many deaths, orphans, bankruptcy, and insanity were the results of the war. But there was some good that occurred, for example, the Union won the war and the country was once again “united.” But then again, after the war America lost one of their greatest leaders of all time, Abraham