Civil war Articles
By, Grey Wilson
Battle of Fort Sumter
-Article from New England News
The date is April 14th, 1861. At 2:30PM the confederates demanded Union troops to evacuate Fort Sumter. This didn’t sit well with the union, and they denied to leave. Shots were fired and the General P.G.T Beauregard of the union, surrendered that day.
Battle of Antietam
-Article from Mary's Grand News
It is September 20th 1862. 3 days ago their was a major assault on Antietam, in Washington County, Maryland. The union forces, under the command of George McClellan, fought as hard as they could against the Confederates, Which were under the command of Robert E. Lee. The Confederate Counter attacks severely hurt the union but managed to hold their ground. The confederates retreated on September 19th.
Antietam, The. 'Battle Of Antietam - American Civil War - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Siege of Vicksburg
- Paragraph from Ulysses S Grant's private journal
I sent my troops to Mississippi for the 3rd or 4th time to get Vicksburg, a major city for the Confeds. No Lieutenant General was going to stand in my way this time. We started sieging the city. We slowly surrounded the city and converged on it slowly. After a while the confederates got weaker and slowly surrendered. I hope this will improve my chances of becoming General-In-Cheif.
Americaslibrary.gov,. 'Ulysses S. Grant Was Born'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
The Battle of Gettysburg
-Paragraph from retired soldier's diary
It was the bloodiest thing I’ve ever seen! I saw bullets hitting every soldier near me, but more kept coming. I got hit in the leg, 3 times, matter of fact. I am a riflemen, fought with all my strength, and all my glory. I thought it would surely over until the north carolinians captured Cemetery hill. Then I found out we were out numbering the Feds! This sure boosted my esteem. Im lucky to be alive. So sad this war isn’t over yet.
History.com,. '7 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Gettysburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Sherman's March to the Sea (Battle of Atlanta)
-Paragraph from one of Sherman's troops
We have walked so far, my legs feel like they are gonna fall off. We have walked over 15 miles to get to Atlanta, and guess what! Theres a army of Feds waiting for us. We fought with all we had left in us, and it payed off when we held the outskirts of Atlanta and took over the city for the union.
class, Civil. 'Civil War Battles - Mr. Bizier's Class'. Google.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
-An article from Charlotte Daily
It is January 19th, 1865. Just 6 days ago their was a battle in, New Hanover County, North Carolina. The union general, Alfred Terry, attacked Fort Fisher. David D. Porter, a lower rank general on the battlefield, broke the confederates line of defense which weakened them. the next day they charged the rear of the fort, which historians say, won the battle for the union. This was the last operating seaport for the confederates on the atlantic ocean.
Civilwar.org,. 'The Fall Of Fort Fisher'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
Appomattox Court House
-Paragraph from Robert E. Lee's Diary
I was walking with my soldiers away from the union. We’re all hungry, and tired, so we decided to raid a Appomattox Railroad station for food. That’s when the union showed up and surrounded us. I was forced to surrender after I let go of my soldiers. To this day of April 9th, 1865, in Appomattox County, Virginia, I mark the civil war, over.