The Union

By : Ashlee Vaughn

What States Were a part of The Union ?

The Union included New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, California,Nevada,Maine, and Oregon.

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.

What Were 2 Major Battles In The War?

One major battle was the battle of Bull Run.The Union was lead by General Irvin Mcdowell. This was the first major battle of the Civil War. Unfortunate, the South won the battle of Bull Run.
Another Major battle was the battle of Blackburn's Ford it took place on July 18,1861. General Irvin Mcdowell was the Union leader of the battle of Blackburn's Ford. Unfortunately the Union lost this War too.

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.

What Was Life Like As A Solider During The Civil War?

The war was not easy for soldiers. Not only did the soldiers have to face the fact that they could get killed in a instant, they had to deal with other problems. They had to deal with hunger, bad weather, bad clothing, and diseases.

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