The civil war
the legendary war that freed the slaves forever
What do you think of when you think of the civil war? Abraham Lincoln, slavery, north and south? Well in this tackk I will be enhancing your knowledge of the civil war so that those aren't the only things that you think of when you here the civil war.
Did you know that the civil was fought for four straight years and that the very first battle fought was The battle of Fort Sumter.
The battle of Fort Sumter
The battle of Fort Sumter was the very first battle fought in the civil war and probably the one that you remember most. The battle was actually a surprise attack on the union(the north) by the Confederation(the south). When the confederates demanded the union surrender Fort Sumter Major Robert Anderson refused and on April 11, 1861 the confederates attacked Fort Sumter. Finally on April 13, 1861 Major Robert Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter, rewarding the confederation with a satisfying victory.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States of America and is often referred to as "The best USA president ever" because of his honest ways and his action to free the slaves. Some interesting tidbits about old honest Abe is that did you know his brother died along with his mother causing him to alienate himself from his father. Abraham was elected as president on November 6, 1860 one year before the first civil war attack. After all his hard work through the long years Abraham was finally able to win the war against the Confederates on April 9, 1865.
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg is the most bloodiest battle throughout the entire civil war with 51,000 deaths. It lasted from July 1, 1863 to July 3,1863 and is said to have ended the South's full scale invasion of the north. Like the battle of Lexington and concord during the American Revolution years the battle of Gettysburg gave the soldiers of the civil war hope even though they won unlike the battle of Lexington and Concord which lost. After this battle the soldiers fought harder than they ever did and eventually won the Civil war freeing the slaves.