Racist Petri's Vs Abolitionism

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Racist Petri’s vs. Abolitionists “There's nothing so much like a god on earth as a General on a battlefield.”- Michael Shaara. As the story unfolds, many of the characters had been injured during the Civil War, so battlefield medicine was important on the outcome of the war. Ages ago, battlefield medicine wasn’t advanced as it is today, thus many confederate and union soldiers had died. Not only did the soldiers died, but the crucial people of this war had died as well because of the atrocious battlefield techniques they’d use to try to stop the injured from dying, like Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, John Buford, etc. As a matter of fact, at the time of the Battle of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee, fifty-five years old, was one of the most …show more content…
Lee’s second in command since the passing of “StoneWall” Jackson. James Longstreet was an obstinate man, who was often depressed due to the passing of his three children because of a fever that they had all caught before the battle of Gettysburg. Later, James Longstreet enters the Battle of Gettysburg with expectations of success against the Union. James Longstreet and Robert E. Lee disagree on multiple occasions whether it’s strategies or random stuff. Robert E. Lee is continuously annoyed by James Longstreet’s stubbornness, and James Longstreet is depressed by Robert E. Lee’s opposition to his defensive tactics. Later throughout the story, General James Longstreet was riding through Plank Road when he felt a bullet, from his teammate, pass through his neck and shoulder on May 6, 1864 after the following successful attack of Battle of the Wilderness. (Shaara 350) According to eHISTORY, “The most common Civil War surgery was the amputation. A few words about why there were so many amputations may be appropriate here. Many people have construed the Civil War surgeon to be a heartless individual or someone who was somehow incompetent and that was the reason for the great number of amputations performed” (eHISTORY). Now if the surgeons would amputate the body part, they would disinfect the saws they had use on other patients resulting in infection, so the patient would die because of disease, but they only amputate the body part if the bone is

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