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A Broken Nation

Attack on Fort Sumter

REBEL FORCES HAVE ATTACKED FORT SUMTER, many speculate that this attack this could possibly lead to war. It began the very moment Confederate troops bombarded fort sumter, in South Carolina on April 12th, 1861. Confederate general P.T.G Beauregard and his forces surrounded the harbor of Charleston; the next day Major Robert Anderson of the Union army surrenders, and evacuates the fort.


Published April 15, 1861 by Brian Haliburton

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Conflict at Bull Run

There has been yet another confrontation between the Union and Confederate troops just outside of Manassas, Virginia. Reports say that Northern troops attacked Southern forces along a river called Bull Run. I’ve been told that the confederate army has forced the Union into a retreat back to Washington. Union leader and president Abraham Lincoln has removed McDow from command and replaced him with Mcclellan.


Published July 24th, 1861 by Roberto Fleming

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Attack on Shiloh

There has been another another two day battle in Shiloh, Tennessee. Confederate troops under Albert Johnston surprise attacked Ulysses S. Grant’s troops at Pittsburgh landing. Our sources say that Confederate leader Johnston was shot in the leg and is probably dead. It appears that Grant’s men were able to hold off until troops under Don Buell came to the rescue. The northerners attacked the outnumbered southerners the next morning, who were also without a General to command them. This is what probably forced them to retreat. We know that both sides have suffered very great loss.


Published April 9th, 1862 by Roberto Fleming

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Conflict over New Orlands

Fighting in New Orleans has recently been confirmed, at the lower the Mississippi river. Reports say that admiral Farragut was controlling ships just at the edge of the Mississippi. We’ve learned that Union officer General Butler took remaining troops into the city and pushed out the much outnumbered Confederate troops and took control of New Orleans. Admiral Farragut then pushed up the Mississippi river and forced the remaining Confederates to surrender yesterday. We are assuming that the North will now use this as a major trade outpost and can send troops and other supplies along the river.


Published May 2nd, 1862 by Roberto Fleming

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Conflict at Antietam

Two days ago, on the date of September 17th, 1862 the two armies of the Confederacy and the Union met by Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The armies were commanded by General Robert E. Lee and George McClellan respectively. This battle marks the first clash of this war to be fought on Northern soil, this battle also marked the single bloodiest day in US history since it’s creation. The attacks were launched by the army of the Potomac on the morning of September 17th, these attacks were followed by a string of vicious confederate counters through the West Woods. Later in the day, the Union launched another attack against the Sunken Road, the attack breached the Confederate center after a brutal struggle. The third assault took place even later when the Union troops pushed over the bullet strewn bridge at Antietam Creek. The Confederate troops seemed like they were on the verge of a loss when the timely arrival of A.P. Hill's division from Harper’s Ferry helped push back the Potomac once again. At the end of day the battle ended a draw, the casualties were in the 22,000’s.


Published September 19, 1862 by Joseph Ridge

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Battle at Gettysburg

After a three day battle, we are getting reports that this this the deadliest battle ever fought on american ground has occurred in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. There was over 23,049 dead for the union and 28,063 for the confederates. The battle started when union forces were pushed back into the town of Gettysburg by Confederates. Robert E. Lee concentrated his army around the small town of Gettysburg and awaited the approach of General George Meade, union reinforcements. On July 1, early Union success faltered as Confederates pushed back against the Iron Brigade and exploited a weak Federal line at Barlow’s Knoll. The following day Lee struck the Union flanks, leading to heavy battle at Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, Culp’s Hill and East Cemetery Hill. Southerners captured Devil’s Den and the Peach Orchard, but failed to dislodge the Union defenders. On the final day, July 3rd, fighting raged at Culp’s Hill with the Union regaining its lost ground. After being cut down by a massive artillery bombardment in the afternoon, Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge and was repulsed in what is now known as Pickett’s Charge. Pickett's Charge was suicide running directly at the stonewall almost all of the confederate solders in this unit died. This was a desperate try to win battle of gettysburg and secured the win for the Union. Union leaders believe that this has successfully ended the invasion of the north.


Published July 5th, 1862 by Andrew Pappas

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Siege of Vicksburg

The past weeks, from May 18th to July 4th have been filled with violence and blood as the two armies clashed yet again. The Union army, under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant converged on the southern city of Vicksburg, entrapping the Confederate army, commanded by Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4th, Pemberton’s men surrendered at Vicksburg after a prolonged siege operation taking over a month. This victory for the Union was an important one, giving them a vital stronghold on the Mississippi.


Published July 8th, 1863 by Joseph Ridge

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Sherman's March to the Sea

After a month and 7 days of Hell for people living in South Carolina and Georgia, we believe that Sherman has been reassigned and the “March of Destruction” is finally over. According to sources in border states have stated that Hundreds of slaves have been freed by Sherman's troops under Special order 15. The residents of many southern towns are crushed, many of them have begun speaking out against the war, but others are calling for revenge against the union.


Published December 25, 1864 by Andrew Pappas

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PETERSBURG IS UNDER SIEGE

Union general George Meade led his forces across the James River, and the Appomattox River attacked the Confederate soldiers under the command of General Beauregard. The confederates were driven out of the city. A win for the Union effort. This was on of Lee's last holdouts, Union leaders anticipate victory.


Published June 9, 1864 by Brian Haliburton

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LINCOLN ASSASSINATED

6 days after the war (April 15th, 1865) the President of the United States was killed, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in the Ford's Theater, by southern sympathizer and famous actor John Wilkes Booth. The Secretary of State William H. Seward, and the Vice President Andrew Johnson were also supposed to be assassinated. Booth snuck into the theater while the president was viewing the famous play, “Our American Cousin”, and fatally shot the president in the back of the head.


Published April 17, 1864 by Brian Haliburton

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