How did a Civil War soldier do it? It must have been very frustrating being a soldier.
The average Civil War soldier saw action on the battle feild one in thirty days, if not less. Therefore, they were very
bored all of the time.
Description of a Civil War soldier's daily life
The generals did not want any clumsy marching. They wanted it perfect. So, they had the soldiers train constantly. It was
extremely exausting, but the soldiers got good at marching. This got very boring though, doing the same thing all of the time
The soldiers had to find their own means of entertainment. They did things like sing, play cards, play board games, they
invented baseball, they drank, and wrote letters. They were so desperate to see their family, that everyone got so excited
to see the mail man. When people did not get any mail, they turn away in tears.