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In the Civil War the division of the South and the North were much more than the issues which initiated the war From slavery to states rights the Union and Confederacy could not agree on anything These divisions were reflective of the lifestyles of people from the respective areas The South and the North were two very different places with different people We see this in the book In the Presence of Mine Enemies where Edward Ayers discusses the differences between Augusta County Virginia and Franklin County Pennsylvania The difference of North and South led to drastic morale issues amongst troops on both sides Failure to pay wages failure to provide adequate supplies or even failure to just keep what was promised to the men of the Civil war was clear Neither side could keep their mens minds on the war in front of them instead of more so on the home front As Abraham Lincoln said in his First Inaugural Address We are not enemies but friends We must not be enemies Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds1 the same things that drove the Nation apart brought the Nation back together and this can be seen in the comparison of too individuals The first evidence we have is a Confederate soldier by the name of Henry H Dedrick from Augusta County Virginia Henry was a Private in the 52nd Virginia infantry who enlisted in July of 1861 He was a farmer before and after his time as a soldier2 Within the Valley of the Shadow Archives there are many of his letters to home from the start of the war on into the year 1863 In the first of his letters on file he seems to have a plentiful life as a Confederate soldier as he describes how well he eats and the places he gets to sleep8 The second letter shows that this good life that Henry was
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