Civil War Essay

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The civil war started on April 12,1861 at Fort Sumter, South Carolina. It all started when the union soldiers got bombarded at Fort Sumter.. One of the main reasons for the Civil War was the disagreement between freedom and slave states. The north against the south was another name for it. A Civil War is when a country fights against each other. The north wanted to keep the country together as whole. The south wanted to keep slaves. There were about 2,128,948 united soldiers that went to fight in the Civil War, and about 620,000 died while fighting for their freedom. They fought in many places like Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Stones River, Shiloh, and Spotsylvania, ect. The President of the United States at the time of the Civil War was Abraham Lincoln. He was the 16th president. He was against slavery and was willing to fight for the freedom of slaves. On January 1, 1863 Lincoln got the ball rolling with trying to free the slaves. He signed what was called the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a policy that would first start with the slaves in the south, but eventually spread across the whole country. He won re-election and then was killed in 1865. …show more content…

Some of the things that caused death during the war, were cannons, muskerry, swords, and pistol/ buckshot. Even though a lot of reasons for death was M. LaBeau 2 unkown, illness played a big part of it. Most of the soldiers bodies were burned on the battlefield, but others were burned at the hospital by the staff who worked there. There were more than 4,000,000 soldiers captured throughout the Civil War. Two thirds of the soldiers that died in the civil war died of diseases and germs, because they didn't have the medicine that we have

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