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

Technology

Since the Civil war, Technology has improved. We have taken real pictures from the battles. and we can see the pictures clearly! Maybe someday, these pictures will even be in color. We can use railroads. These railroads give us much faster transportation this by carriage or walking. They have helped us through out hard times. Seeing these things, i know someday, anything will be possible.

What we Have Done to Make Time Go By

Many people have learned how to read with all of these battles going on. There are many books to choose from, and a favorite is the Bible. People have written down stories and made poems. There are so many things to read. Many games such as chess and cards are fun to pass time. Sometimes they are played for fun, while others, you can earn money. Balls for higher class citizens are fun. Many dances are danced such as the Victorian reel. Even soldiers and lower class citizens can have dances. They are a fun way to pass time.

Poem to honor the President

A Poem by the poet Walt Whitman has been put out to honor the late President Lincoln. it says,

" 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.