The Civil War was the war between the North and the South. The South seceded from the Union after Abraham Lincoln was elected. No one from the South voted for Lincoln. This made the South secede from the Union and formed the Confederacy. Soon after the South seceded, they attacked Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter, at the time, was under Union control. This was the start of the Civil War.
The Civil War was the bloodiest war in American History. Some of the battles had tens of thousands of soldiers killed, wounded, or missing. Many people thought the war would only last a week, at most. However, it lasted for four, long years.
The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the Civil ...view middle of the document...
They plan was to have one unit attack the left, while another attacks the right. They wanted the attack as early as possible. However, they were not set up until 4 PM.
The next several hours were very bloody. The Union had to fall back, losing a lot of ground that they had before. At the end of the day, there were over 9,000 casualties on each side. The total number of casualties over the two day battle was close to 35,000. It was the highest two day toll in the whole Civil War. However, the battle was not over yet.
On the morning of July 3, Union forces fought hard and push forward. They fought for seven hours. They eventually got back to their strong position they had the day before. The Confederates still fought on. They attacked around 3 PM. However, Union forces set up behind stone walls. The Confederates were in the open and they lost two thirds of their men. After losing so many men, they retreated.
On July 4, the Confederates waited for another attack from the Union. However, the Union never attacked. The Confederates pulled out of Gettysburg mourning. They lost a third of their men. The Battle of Gettysburg changed the tide of the war.
The Battle of Gettysburg could have been different. On day one, when the Confederates did not push up the hill, it was a big mistake. ...