Life of a Soldier During the U.S. Civil War: Confederate & Union


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The most common way for soldiers to die in the Civil War was _____.

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1. Life for Union soldiers was better than life for Confederate soldiers. What was the biggest factor that lead to this?

2. Which of the following is NOT true about the average soldier (both Confederate and Union) in the Civil War?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your understanding of the life of a soldier during the U.S. Civil War with this worksheet/quiz combo. Key points on the quiz include the most common way soldiers died during the war and the reason life was better for Union soldiers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be asked to answer questions on:

  • Facts about the average soldier in the Civil War
  • What the soldiers did most of the time during the war
  • Rations that were cut for the Confederacy

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the life of a soldier during the U.S. Civil War
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the dwindling of resources for the Confederacy and the way the soldiers in the war spent most of their time
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the most common form of death for the soldiers during the war

Additional Learning

Learn more with the lesson titled Life of a Solider During the U.S. Civil War: Confederate & Union. The following topics will be covered:

  • Background of the soldiers who fought in the Civil War
  • The type of person who became a soldier to fight in the war
  • Time they spent in camp and their health
  • Resources for soldiers while they served
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