Civil War Times
Events of the Civil War... April 20,1865
Occurances of the Civil War
Let's go back to one of the bloodiest battles in the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg. In May 1863, Robert E. Lee led his Northern Virginia Army to Gettysburg. He wanted to Win a battle, grab supplies, and leave. On July 1, 1863, both armies, North and South collided into each other. On that day, 30,000 Confederates defeated 20,000 Yankees. On the second day, The Union defended Gettysburg with 90,000 soldiers. The Confederates had 70,000 soldiers. Confederates gained ground, but The Union Still held strong positions. On July 3, the last day of the battle, fighting resumed. Confederates attacked, but the Union won. Lee led a retreat that was torturous back to Virginia. 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing from both sides. Now the War is over, and we can thank all the soldiers that died for us
Abraham Lincoln was our sixteenth president of the United States. The War is over, and now our captain is dead. During the Civil War, Lincoln did many great things. not all people think that, but I believe that it will help America get better. Just two years ago, President Lincoln gave his Emancipation Proclamation. He Stated that the slaves are made free. A year later, He gave his Gettysburg address. Not many people were interested by it. what Lincoln had to say was unforgettable. Let this Great man rest in peace.
Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee returned to the Army in 1859. Abraham Lincoln was elected, and Lee went home, out of the army. when Virginia seceded, Robert E. Lee joined the Confederates. He fought through this long bloody battle that no one alive will ever forget. Just a few days ago, before Abraham Lincoln was killed, Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant. That ended the war.
Ulysses S. Grant
Let us All thank Ulysses S. Grant for his service in the Great War. in 1861, he was a colonel. Later in the summer, Grant was made a Brigadier General. In 1862, Grant's troops captured Fort Donelson in Tennessee with many more successes from then on. He was then appointed the position of Lieutenant general, and was in charge of all the union armies. Just a few days ago, on April 9, Lee surrendered to Grant.
Robert E. Lee
Ulysses S. Grant
What we Have Done to Make Time Go By
Poem to honor the President
" O Captain! my Captain! our fearful trip is done, The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won, The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring; But O heart! heart! heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead. O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up- for you the flag is flung- for you the bugle trills, For you bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths- for you the shores a-crowding, For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning; Here Captain! dear father! This arm beneath your head! It is some dream that on the deck, You’ve fallen cold and dead. My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still, My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will, The ship is anchor’d safe and sound, its voyage closed and done, From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won; Exult O shores, and ring O bells! But I with mournful tread, Walk the deck my Captain lies, Fallen cold and dead."
Thank You to Walt Whitman for the beautiful poem.