American Civil War

The civil war is acknowledged as the greatest war in American history. Known as the war that never ended , nearly three million fought and 600000 died. It was the only war fought on American soil by Americans. It was caused by an endless amount of conflict forces, principles and prejudices. Instigated by sectional differences and pride, and set into motion by most unlikely set of political events.
The election of 1860 was the point of no return; in fact south Carolina would secede from the union if Abraham Lincoln were elected, so as soon as the result of the elections were certain south Carolina made good of its threats and seceded, other 7 states sonly declared their secession from ...

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Carolina. The war had begun, shortly after 4 more states joined the confederacy. Both sides believed that the war would end quickly; it was going to be a very unequal fight on many scales. Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation in September 1882 stated that from 1st January 1863, all slaves would be free. Confederate E.Lee won battles in the east, but in 1863 his northward advance was turned back after the battle of Gettysburg; the deadliest battle ever, and in the west the union gained power (control) of the Mississippi river at the battle of Vicksburg under the leadership of Ulysses S Grant and split the confederacy. Long term union advantages in men and materials were realized in 1864 when Ulysses S Grant fought battles against Lee, while General William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and marched to the sea. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9th 1865. Two days later Lincoln delivered his last public address in ...

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