The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War. It was also known as the Federal Army, the U.S. Army, the Northern Army and the National Army. It consisted of the small United States Army (the regular army), augmented by massive numbers of units supplied by the Northern states, composed of volunteers as well as conscripts. The Union Army fought and eventually defeated the smaller Confederate States Army during the war which lasted from 1861 to 1865. About 360,000 died from all causes; some 280,000 were wounded.
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... the American Civil War, he was a strong Union man ... He did all he could to further the interests of the Union cause ... at the King Homestead, with his mother in law, Almena Caldwell King), while he joined the Union Army to serve as a chaplain or even a private ...
... Colart (Removed by Union Army) 1867–1868 E ... Clapp (Put in office by Union Army, later resigned) 1868–1870 William B ... Figures (Approved by Union Army to replace Clapp) 1870–1872 William F ...
... When the American Civil War began in 1861, Champlin chose to follow the Union cause ... On June 10 he entered the Union Army as a major in the 3rd Michigan Infantry ... for his performance in this minor action by the Union Army of the Potomac's commander, Maj ...
... of confidence in commanders, and the discouragement of defeat (especially early on for the Union Army), all tended to lower the morale of the Union Army and to increase desertion ... In 1861 and 1862, the war was going badly for the Union Army and there were, by some counts, 180,000 desertions ... In 1863 and 1864, the bitterest two years of the war, the Union Army suffered over 200 desertions every day, for a total of 150,000 desertions during those two years ...
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“I have been up to see the Congress and they do not seem to be able to do anything except to eat peanuts and chew tobacco, while my army is starving.”
—Robert E. Lee (18071870)
“Thus piteously Love closed what he begat:
The union of this ever-diverse pair!
These two were rapid falcons in a snare,
Condemned to do the flitting of the bat.”
—George Meredith (18281909)