The Civil War started when Southern states seceded from the Union after the election of Abraham Lincoln. The Confederate President was Jefferson Davis.
The Civil War By: Nick A. Kimble
Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12, 1861- April 13, 1861) This was the first battle starting off the Civil War. The Civil War began when the Confederates opened fire on the fort and took it over after a thirty-four hour battle.
First Battle of Bull Run (July 21, 1861) This was the one of the biggest and bloodiest wars in the Civil War. The rebels rallied and were able to break the Union right flank, sending the Federals into a chaotic retreat towards Washington. The Confederate victory gave the South a surge of confidence and shocked many in the North, who realized the war would not be won as easily as they had hoped.
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