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By Tim Cooke

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Burying veterans Honorably discharged Having completed one’s military service with a record for honest and faithful conduct. 52 Behind the Fighting In 1873 a new regulation decreed that along with those who had died in combat, all honorably discharged veterans were eligible to be buried in national cemeteries.  From the front porch of Arlington House the young Lee looked out over fields and woods that were confiscated by the Union during the Civil War and deliberately turned into a resting place for Union war dead.

Some joined the Union army, while others supported the Confederacy. Many distinguished themselves as courageous fighters. While many Native Americans saw the Civil War as irrelevant, others hoped that military service would help obtain a better deal for their people. In the 1830s many Native Americans in the eastern states were subjected to compulsory removal to territories west of the Mississippi River as a result of the Indian Removal Act (1830), so few saw the federal government as an ally. A few Native Americans were themselves slave owners, but others saw parallels between the discrimination they faced and slavery.

Some medals were backdated to honor acts of bravery near the beginning of the war. Sergeant William H. Carney of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry was the first African American to earn a Medal of Honor. A total of 16 African American enlisted men won the Medal of Honor during the war, adding luster to their already commendable combat record. Medals are often seen as part of the apparatus that helps maintain soldiers’ morale and their loyalty to the army. Confederate medals The Confederate government awarded only one medal for bravery.

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