let's go north
to making a difference
slavery is an evil to humanity
The single most important reason that the North went to war in 1861 is this: the South started it. On December 31, 1836, South Carolina passed a law that stated, in part: Resolved, That this state do cede to the United States, all the right, title and claim of South Carolina to the site of Fort Sumter and the requisite quantity of adjacent territory Fort Sumter and other fortifications around Charleston Harbor were legally United States territory, regardless of the legality of South Carolina's secession.
“It takes courage...to endure the sharp pains of self discovery rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.”
oregon - When the war began, regular Army troops in Oregon were sent East, so volunteer cavalry and infantry were raised in California and went to Oregon to replace them.
illinois -During the Civil War, Illinois raised more than 250,000 men for the Union.
generals of the union
winfield scott hancock
Had many people to grow food and to work in factories making supplies
Had more than 70% of the nation's rail lines
we rock because we won the war