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 Posted: Tue Jan 2nd, 2007 08:09 pm
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There are differences as to why men enlisted and what caused the war.

An example from a later war: Americans enlisted due to Pearl Harbor, but Pearl Harbor did not cause the war.

There are many reasons men enlisted during the Civil War, probably as many as there were enlistees: defense of home and family, peer pressure, adventure, money, escape the draft, to impress a girl and, yes, their view of a noble cause.

Remember that very few people in April 1861 thought a war would be long and desperate.

 

HankC

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