Join the Union

by Ashlynn Spangler

States of the Union

During the Civil War there were many states that belonged to the Union. Those states were, Oregon, California, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania New York, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Some states joined the Union, like West Virginia and Nevada.

What are your beliefs?

I believe in the Union. Cause the states need to follow the national laws and that there should not be slavery. The Union wanted everyone to be together and follow the Nation's rules, unlike the Confederate who wanted their own states rights. Also during the Civil War slavery had been going on and the Confederate want slavery cause they had large plantations, but the Union wanted the abolish slavery cause they were industrialized.

Union Generals

The Union had generals to control the army. Some of those generals were, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, and George Mclellan.

2 Major Battles

The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1, !863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It is usually called the the turning point in the Civil War.The Battle of Appomattox Court was fought April 9,1865. The Battle of Appomattox was the last battle of the Civil War when Robert E. Lee surrendered. When Lee surrendered at Appomattox the Union had won the Civil War and that it had ended.

War Effects on People

The war effected the people in many ways. Scouts and Soldiers came to the people's houses and took all of their livestock, food storage and sometimes they even took all the men in the family. The war made storage very low because they took everything they had unless they hid it.