Abraham lincoln wins the election of 1860. one of his campaign promises was to end slavery in south. Shortly after his inauguration south Carolina left the union other states followed and the civil war began.
march to the sea
burn it all!!!!
fort Sumter was the first battle in the civil war. confederate turps surrounded the fort until the union surrendered and evacuated the fort. no one died from opposing forces.
end of war
fine. we surrender
known as the turning point of the war. most deadliest battle of the war. the battle was a union victory. later Lincoln made a speech at Gettysburg and calls for unity.
we need forgiveness
no! they need to be punished
from november 15th to december 21st Sherman lead a march. the march went through the south destroying everything in its path. it was supposed to send a message to south not to betray the union.
on april 9th 1865 lee with only 10,000 troops surrendered his sword to Grant ending the war. soon the south became part of the union and reconstruction began
after war the north did not know what to do with the south. some wanted to totally forgive the south and start reunification. others wanted to punish the south for what they did. at the end they met in the middil and forgave and punished the south.