The Civil War And American History Essay

1457 Words Jun 14th, 2015 6 Pages
The Civil War was a central event in American history. The result of this war decided what kind of nation the United States would be. The Civil War was evoked because the two uncompromising sides could not put aside their differences. The free and slave states could not come to the same conclusion over the power of the national government to prohibit slavery in the territories that had not yet become states. Many factors impacted why the North won: better rations, more artillery, and more men; had it not been for these advantages, it very well might have been the South that had won, and thus, making the United States possibly non-existent. The Civil War, 1861-1865, was the bloodiest conflict in American history, with a staggering 620,000 causalities and millions more injured. By the spring of 1865 all the principal Confederate armies surrendered, and when Union cavalry captured the fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis in Georgia on May 10, 1865, resistance collapsed and the war ended. The long, painful process of rebuilding a united nation free of slavery began. The First New Jersey Brigade began with the First New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, Second New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, and Third New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. This brigade was significant because it was the first brigade of the First Division of the VI Corps, “[VI] Corps was organized as the Sixth Provisional Corps on May 18, 1862, by uniting Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin 's Division.” (RSS). The…

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