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Lee. After a monumental victory at Gettysburg in July 1863 the army’s morale improved rapidly. Only in late 1864 and 1865 did a costly siege at Petersburg combine with shortages and battlefield defeats to erode the morale of Lee’s army. Difficult economic conditions also lowered civilian morale in the South. Demoralizing the South Curriculum Context If the curriculum asks you to summarize the reasons for Confederate defeat, which would you count as more significant, military defeat or a collapse of morale?
The terrible battles of 1862 created a need for extensive burial grounds for dead soldiers. ” Wartime cemeteries The 1862 act established 14 cemeteries, mainly located near battlefields for ease of burial. One, located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, saw the interment of more than 4,000 Union dead from the Battle of Antietam. Lincoln established another national cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and helped dedicate it on November 19, 1863, with the Gettysburg Address, perhaps the most famous speech in American history.
Hammond. He expanded its size and improved its professionalism. Meanwhile, the Confederates had to build a medical service from nothing. The Confederate Medical Department was established by Samuel Preston Moore, who recruited doctors and nurses, set up procedures, founded hospitals, and eventually created a medical service similar to that of the Union. Moore’s task, though, was hampered by shortages caused by the Union blockade. Given the circumstances, Moore created an effective medical department.