Short essay #3 hist 145, spring 2013 in what they fought for, james mcpherson draws on the letters of soldiers to make an argument about what motivated them to fight during the civil war in this short paper, i would like you to make your own argument about why soldiers fought in a 750-850 word. Why were the marines only fighting the japanese in the pacific when the us army fought in mostly europe against nazi germany and fascist italy some us soldiers fought alongside marines in the island hopping campaigns of the pacific war but not one marine landed in normandy on. Term paper: why did soldiers enlist and fight why men fought in the civil war by james m mcpherson in embattled courage: the experience of combat in the american civil war, linderman claims that soldiers initially went to war with enthusiasm and, most importantly, courage. Contrary to popular misconception most confederates were not fighting for slavery many historians have used census data to show that most men in the. Who, what, why: how many soldiers died in the us civil war 4 april 2012 share this with facebook share this with twitter how many did perish in this conflict, fought before the era of modern record-keeping and dna identification the us civil war was incontrovertibly the bloodiest. What were 3 reasons the confederacy was fighting in the civil war most persuasive argument 2 arm her soldiers and even give them adequate uniforms if the civil war was fought over slavery then why was the emancipation proclamation issued 17 months.
Hispanics fought in the civil war nationwide: soldiers fought the last land battle at palmito ranch near brownsville the texas historical commission (thc) created this brochure to encourage travelers to explore sites related to. The irish parliament is under pressure to issue pardon to irish soldiers who deserted to fight for britain against hitler. Mommy, why are soldiers fighting in iraq mommy we should win a war against iraq, as we did when we fought it with our friends twelve years ago our leaders do worry that saddam will use some of the bad weapons we think he is hiding against our soldiers. Who were the irish soldiers who fought in the american civil war why was world war 1 fought why was world war 2 fought are soldiers afraid of dying during war if you had to predict the next major war, which two major countries would start it. Combat and the soldier's experience in the first world war article by: vanda wilcox themes: life as a soldier, race why did soldiers keep fighting men were motivated above all by comradeship as they fought alongside friends and companions. Black sailors and soldiers in the war of 1812 the corps took part in the burning of washington, fought in the battle of baltimore, and skirmished against american forces all along the coast.
On the 150th anniversary of the battle of gettysburg, letters written by soldiers recall the profundities of loyalty and sacrifice. Images of civil war soldiers from the civil war soldier kit list three reasons why people fought in the civil abraham lincoln presidential library and museum lesson 1: why fight soldiers' letters grade 5-8 wwwpresidentlincolnorg #12 seven soldiers #13. It has been estimated that at least 5,000 black soldiers fought on the patriot side during the revolutionary war the exact number will never be known because eighteenth century muster rolls usually did not indicate race careful comparisons between. Painting of african american soldiers fighting german soldiers in world war i, and head-and-shoulders portrait of abraham lincoln above but is it not true that while we have fought our country's battles for one hundred fifty years, we have not gained our rights. James m mcpherson, for cause and comrades: why men fought in the civil war, (1997), p 118, emphasis added official numbers put the number of deserters from the union army at 200,000 for the entire war, or about 8% of union army soldiers.
For cause and comrades: why men fought in the civil war is a book by pulitzer prize-winning author james m mcpherson the book was published by oxford university press in 1997 and covers the lives and ideals of american civil war soldiers from both sides of the war. World war ii (wwii or ww2) most countries fought 1939-1945 but some started fighting in 1937 most of the world's countries, including all the great powers the soviet union forced the baltic countries to allow it to keep soviet soldiers in their countries. When looking back at a war as controversial as america's involvement in vietnam, it is difficult to understand why soldiers would choose to fight and why they kept fighting for so long. However, it is simplistic and naive to attribute the political cause for a war onto the people that fought the war soldiers often fight for different reasons than those of the people that send them to war what motivated confederate soldiers to fight.
In the book the author james m mcpherson uses information from l00's of diaries and letters from the soldiers to learn why they fought in this war the union soldiers fought to preserve the nation that was created in 1776 and emphasizes their understanding of what they fought for.