As the Confederate Army draws white residents out of the county, citizens with greater resources find exemptions or nominal military details for themselves and their male family members. The only escape for poorer soldiers is desertion, and some choose that path. Appomattox soldiers suffer extensively in both battlefield casualties and from camp diseases. Companies raised in Appomattox County are heavily involved in fighting with the Army of Northern Virginia, particularly in the Seven Days, South Mountain, and at Antietam. Appomattox men participate in the focal point of Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, where their company is decimated and their army defeated. Meanwhile, commissary and quartermaster levies of provender and livestock weigh heavily on the civilian population.
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