The Civil War

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The Civil War

Facts1. One-third of the soldiers who fought for the Union Army were immigrants, and nearly one in 10 was African American.2. Black Union soldiers refused their salaries for 18 months to protest being paid lower wages than white soldiers.3. Harriet Tubman led a raid to free slaves during the Civil War.4. Lincoln was shot at—and almost killed— nearly two years before he was assassinated.5. Before William Tecumseh Sherman became a great Union general, he was demoted for apparent insanity.6. General Ulysses S. Grant wasn’t the bloodiest general of the war—Robert E. Lee was.7. Both before and during the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln pushed to send freed slaves 8. Robert E. Lee’s Virginia estate was confiscated by the Union and turned into a cemetery during the war.9. Privates weren’t cannon fodder during the Civil War—generals were.10. More men died in the Civil War than any other American conflict, and two-thirds of the dead perished from disease.

Important Battles Fort Sumter April 12, 1861 to April 13, 1861 First Bull Run (First Manassas) July 21, 1861 Shiloh (Pittsburg Landing) April 6, 1862 - April 7, 1862Seven Days Retreat {June 25, 1862 to July 1, 1862Antietam September 17, 1862Gettysburg July 1, 1863 to July 3, 1863 Vicksburg (surrendered July 4, 1863Chattanooga November 23, 1863 to November 25, 1863

Battle of Fort Sumter


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