Separation And Reconciliation Analysis

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Reunion and Reconciliation The battles of the Civil War started in Fort Sumter in 1861 between the Union soldiers and the Confederate army, both sides standing for what they believed. In the minds of many soldiers, there was one belief that was right; homes were deserted over this belief, blood was shed over this belief, and friends were lost over this belief. Your identification as a loyalist or confederate determined what exactly that belief was in 1861. What you stood for during the battles, how you felt after the battles, and how you remember the battles of the Civil War depend solely on your position at the start of the war. The memory of the Civil War is altered by personal feelings concerning what each soldier, man, woman, or former…show more content…
Women with husbands, brothers, and sons within the Confederate supported their cause and stood behind the beliefs of their protector. Women with husbands, brothers, and sons within the Union supported their cause and defended the beliefs of their counterparts. The memories of the Civil War for each women tended to lay with the support and memories of their husband. The positions that was placed on the women, whether Confederate or Union, caused the memory of the women to form based on the side they favored. In The Birth of a Nation, this idea is portrayed through the sister of a officer within the Confederate army, as she recalls the news of her brother who fell to death in the war, the sister boils with rage. The sister supported her brother’s cause in the war along with his honorable death. The brothers beliefs led the sister to recall the Civil War as a murder, along with the Unionist he battled. Isabel Worrell Ball, the daughter of a Union soldier also sided with the beliefs of her supporter. Ball proclaimed, “in my blood runs the same hot hatred of treason’s emblem that sent my father forth in defense of the Nation’s honor” (Janney 234). The position the women were placed in as the dependent of the man at war caused their memory to favor with the memory of their protector. The women recalled the war similar if not the same as their

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