The men of the Massachusetts 54th had poor training and the African American soldiers and the white soldiers marched to charleston and attacked. More than 40% of the troops and a third of officers were killed.
Many enslaved men, women, and child traveled to areas in the south.People argued that freeing South slaves would give a helping hand and win the war.
The Union soldiers had marched out of Washington and Southern were waiting for the union forces. Thomas Jackson refused to give up and had charged towards them.