By Carin T Ford
In April 1861, Abraham Lincoln's prophetic phrases, "A apartment divided opposed to itself can't stand," got here actual whilst accomplice squaddies attacked fortress Sumter, starting the yank Civil struggle. The battle pitted North opposed to South, brother opposed to brother, neighbor opposed to neighbor. the problem of slavery had torn the state aside. warfare will be required to place it again jointly. writer Carin T. Ford makes use of brilliant fundamental resources to inform the tale of the conflict that reunited the Union and ended slavery perpetually.
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April 15: Lincoln calls for 75,000 army volunteers. April 19: Lincoln orders a blockade of all Southern ports. July 21: Confederacy wins the First Battle of Bull Run. 1862 February 6: Union captures Fort Henry. February 16: Union captures Fort Donelson. March: The Battle of the Ironclads takes place. April 6–7: Union wins the Battle of Shiloh. August 30: Confederacy wins the Second Battle of Bull Run. September 17: Union claims victory at Battle of Antietam. September 22: Lincoln issues a draft of the Emancipation Proclamation.
Yet the North was able to get more men, weapons, and ammunition. The South was running out of men as well as supplies. They also had very little food to eat. 2 The Battle of Gettysburg is called the turning point of the Civil War. The South never recovered its strength after this battle. A Draft and Riots The Union needed more soldiers. In March 1863, the government passed a law drafting men into the army. A man could avoid the draft by paying $300 to hire someone to take his place. Many people thought this was unfair.
Four days later, Lincoln declared a blockade of all Southern ports. The Union navy was not going to let any ships in or out of the South. This would be a major problem for the Southern states. They needed to sell their cotton in England and other European countries. In addition, the blockade would stop ships that were coming in to deliver food or supplies to the South. Who Would Win the Civil War? WHY THE NORTH EXPECTED TO WIN * The North had more men to fight: The 7 million white people who lived in the South were up against about 22 million people in the North.