Civil War

For my report I choose to do the battles of the civil war and read The United States in the Civil War by Don Lawson copyright 1977. The war was not about slavery but it was about the north (union) trying to keep the states together and the south (confederate) trying to be independent. The first battle of the civil war took place in 1861 at Fort Sumter Charleston in South Carolina. This battle started by a surrender note to Major Robert Anderson (Union) from General Beaureguard (confederate). Major Robert Anderson didnt surrender. Friday April 12, 1861, the more than seventy guns opened fire on the harbor fortress, according to Don Lawson, The United States in the Civil War, copyright 1997. Confederates bombing Fort Sumter Major Robert Anderson gave up on defending the fort. The rebels had won the battle. When the Confederates took the fort the northern states were united to fight the south. Both sides knew there was going to be a war but nether side was ready for the war. Lincoln declared war. Because of this Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas joined the confederate states. It was the confederates 11 states with 10 million people vs. the Unions 23 states with 23 million people. Both sides kept bringing people to add to there army. Eventually 1.5 million men signed up for the Union and a little less then 1 million signed up for the Confederates. Both sides had problems with supplies such as food, ammunition, etc. For one week you would get meat, a hard biscuit, coffee, salt, and sugar. They were prepared by solder that was appointed as the cook or sometimes by the soldiers themselves. 3D Lincoln Bull Run started when McDowell attacked the confederates. The confederates were pushed back to a ridge and continued to retreat. General Thomas J. Jackson and his troops stayed. A soldier then saw Jacksons heroic stand and shouted to his own men: There stands Jackson l…

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