By : Ashlee Vaughn
What did the Union believe in ?
The Union believed that everyone should be treated equally. The Union wanted to abolish slavery. The Union also believed that the nation was a union that could not be divided. The northerners thought that the national government's power should be most important.
Who Lead The Union?
One of the Union leaders was Ulysses S. Grant. Grant fought very hard and was very stubborn in battles. He did not like to be defeated. Grant was trained at the military. In the army he was a Lieutenant. In 1854 Grant went home to his family. When the War began the Union had lost so many battles, Grant joined the army for the 2nd time. He was a great military leader because he was trained and he had skill.
Another leader was Abraham Lincoln. During that time He was the President of the United States ( 1860-1865 ). When he was President he was also the Commander-in-Chief of the Union Army. In 1863 he signed the Emancipation Proclamation( it says that all slaves in the southern states would bef free). Many people thought that he was a great President,But some people did not like what he thought about the slaves.
General Irvin Mcdowell was an american army officer. Irvin Mcdowell was known for being the leader of the battle of Bull run. He was born on October 15,1818 Columbus, Ohio.Irvin Mcdowell died May 4,1885 Francisco, California. He was a very strong General and would never give up. He was also the leader of the 2nd battle of Bull Run.
Where Was one Place That The War Was Fought?
The Battle of Bull Run took place in Prince William County,Virginia not far from Washington D.C. The battle of Blackburn's Ford took place in Fairfax County.
Interesting Facts :
- Did you know that Abraham Lincoln had a older sister named Sarah?
- He also had a younger brother named Thomas, Thomas's nick name was Tommy.
- Did you know that Ulysses S. Grant had a wife named Julia Grant?
- Ulysses S. Grant had 4 children their names were Frederick, Nellie, Ulysses S. Grant jr., and Jesse