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By Carin T Ford

ISBN-10: 1464510954

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In April 1861, Abraham Lincoln's prophetic phrases, "A condominium divided opposed to itself can't stand," got here actual while accomplice squaddies attacked castle Sumter, starting the yank Civil conflict. The battle pitted North opposed to South, brother opposed to brother, neighbor opposed to neighbor. the difficulty of slavery had torn the country aside. struggle will be required to place it again jointly. writer Carin T. Ford makes use of shiny basic resources to inform the tale of the struggle that reunited the Union and ended slavery eternally.

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McClellan took charge of the Union troops after the first Battle of Bull Run. He was an organized man. He drilled his soldiers for eight hours a day and turned them into a well-trained army. McClellan’s problem, however, was that he never felt ready to fight. He was slow to move, always asking for more men and more time. He finally marched his troops to Virginia in October 1861. There, he lost a battle at Ball’s Bluff. President Lincoln hoped that at some point, McClellan would attack Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy.

He often spoke out against slavery. 1 Yet Lincoln also knew that there was a great deal of tension between the North and South. He worried that if he tried to get rid of slavery, Southerners might secede, or break away, from the United States and form their own country. Lincoln did not want the United States torn in half. So he did not talk about ending slavery. Instead, he argued that slavery should not be allowed to spread into new areas. Image Credit: Enslow Publishers, Inc. In December 1860, South Carolina seceded from the Union.

C. The Blue & The Gray The Union uniform was blue, and the Confederate uniform was gray. But clothing was scarce during the war, especially in the South. It was common for soldiers to wear the enemy’s “colors” and mistakenly fire on their own men during battle. PRIMARY SOURCE Image Credit: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Soldiers on both sides of the fight were in for a long war. In the left-hand portrait, a young unidentified Confederate soldier holds an artillery saber. In the right-hand photo, an unidentified Union soldier holds his bayoneted musket.

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