What the Civil War was like.
The battle of the ironclads
Nearly 3 million soldiers have fought in the Civil War and each one has a different story. Only 299,375,000 soldiers came back home to there families. In the Civil War, the first iron ship was built for battle and was unstoppable. The Civil War started in 1861-1865, it lasted for 4 years. While soldiers were fighting on ground, more were fighting out sea, the battle of the ironclads was about to began. Not only did the south have their own ironclad, so did the north. The Merrimack (Virginia) was blowing up all U.S.S ships like U.S.S Cumberland, U.S.S Congress, and the U.S.S Minnesota. After the battle, both sides had both won.
William Barker Crushing
William Crushing is one of the most bravest men who nearly died almost 5 times. He was a brave, stupid, and a smart man that was full of ideas. He took controlled a rebel town for a hour. He was the prankster in the army, always made silly drawings and made some jokes. He was kicked out of the war twice and when he got back in he was assigned look out. After the battle of the ironclads was over he had a plan to take control of a southern base. He made a fake ironclad and the south fled and left there guns. This was a story of a man who took risk. He was born in November 4, 1842- December 17, 1864.