Why Is The Civil War Important

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The Civil War The Civil War, known for being the bloodiest war in US history. The events that occurred during the civil war have made us into the nation we are today. The American civil war began in 1861 and lasted until 1865. The separation between the Confederate states and the Union states began when President Lincoln’s inauguration, seven of the southern states fled from the Union and created the Confederate states of America. Since then the battles between the two would begin. The battle of Gettysburg, the attack of Fort Sumter, and the battle of Shiloh. These events were major important for the Civil war timeline. This war will not only be remembered for all the lives …show more content…
The battle of Gettysburg wasn’t meant to happen. The confederate army were heading towards Maryland and Pennsylvania then out of nowhere they bumped with the Union army in Gettysburg. The battle of Gettysburg is considered by many as the greatest engagement between the two armies. Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his men against the Union for those 3 days. The first two days the Confederate army had their success under the charge of Robert E. Lee, but on the third day the war turned against him, which caused him to retreat back to Virginia. Not only did this retreat caused the loss of this battle, but it lost any chance the Confederates had to gain their independence. The end result of the war left more than 50,000 men killed in the battle. According to Mackuban T. Owens, “Lee lost between 20,000 and 25,000 of his irreplaceable soldiers” (3). The city of Gettysburg was filled with dead bodies. Churches, buildings, etc. served as hospitals for the people that were wounded during the war. The battle had left Gettysburg in terrible shape. When reconstructing Gettysburg thy decided to leave a part of the battlefield for a final resting place for those that lost their lives. Gettysburg will always be remembered as the battlefield between the Confederates and the Union in the summer of

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