By Brad S. and Joe D.
"I want to convince myself whether the negro troops will fight, and whether I can take, with the Negroes, a redoubt that turned Hancock's corps on a former occasion." General Benjamin F. Butler. General Butler recruited the first black troops. Black soldiers were mostly used for manual labor throughout the war. On July 30,1864, black troops had been unfairly blamed for the Union failure by the Northern press.
Key:Dark Blue= The North/The Union Gray or Black= The South/The Confederates
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power." -Abraham Lincoln
I do order and declare that all persons held as Slaves within designated States, and parts of States, Are and henceforward shall be Free. -President Lincoln, 22 September 1862
Who won the civil war?
- The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. The last battle was fought at Palmito Ranch, Texas, on May 13, 1865.
Who was Abraham Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He led the Union during the U.S. Civil War and helped the slaves leave the south.