When Lincoln was elected, many southern states decided to form a confederacy and leave united states as a union due to their rights. However, Lincoln, as the new president, rejected this action which would break the country apart. since then, the conflict has begun.
The Battle of Anrietam
the battle of Fort Sumter happened in Charleston harbour. major Anderson, withdraw to Fort Sumer, waited for backup. President Lincon waited 1 month, hoping secessionists would come back the union. However, conferdarcy opened fire in April 14, the war started.
The Battle of Appomattox
The battle of Shiloh is the first battle with large casualties Grants' army was destroyed by the Confederacy in the first day, however, he reinforced immediately and repelled the Confederacy back to Mississippi river. Almost 25,000 soldiers died during this war.
Goal of reconstruction
This is one of only 2 major battle that happened in the north. Lee was forced back to the south from Maryland. what is more, the need for emancipation proclamation was told to President Lincoln during this time period.
The battle of Appomattox is the last battle of the civil war. Lee and his less than 10,000 soldiers have been starved for a long period of time. Finally, Lee surrender to Grant and the war end in the failure of south.