After the south seceded from the Union. Confederates attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina. After 34 hours of fighting, general Anderson surrendered.
Confederate General Beauregard attacked the Union. The Union began to drive Confederacy back, but the Confederacy soon fought them back and won
Confederate General Robert E Lee attacked Union in Virginia. New Union General, John Pope, though he won the first day and attacked Confederacy on the second and third day. The Union lost and retreated
General Lee thought that him and his army would be welcomed into. Maryland. The battle lasted all day and neither side won. After the battle, Lincoln made the Confederacy issue the Emancipation Proclamation stating that if the North won, slaves would be set free.
Rebel Commander Robert E. Lee attacked North at the same time the Union got a new general. After 3 days the Union won and the Confederacy retreated to Virginia. Truce called on July 4, and President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on November 19.
General Lee and his army were trapped and he had to negotiate with General Grant. Lee surrendered to Grant and no harsh punishments were put in place by General Grant.