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FROM-- SET SEVEN, CIVIL WAR STUDIES
Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy-- Article-- Compare & Contrst the Union and Confederate Armies
The Union Army:
The Union Army was larger, and was able to draw on a far larger population for replacements. The Union Army had better artillery, and was able to manufacture itsí own artillery. The Union's forces were made up of a far larger percentage of immigrants, and in general had good junior and mid-level officers, and a lot of rather mediocre top level officers. Advantaged because almost all of the resources for waging warósteel mills and iron mines, important industries, transportation facilities and most naval facilities and shipsówere located in the North. More than 70 percent of the Nations railroads ran through the North, so they were able to move things around easier. The Union passed the Union draft law if they paid the government a $300 fee because they were struggling financially and struggling with recruitment.
Little industry and factory production