Civil War

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The Civil War began in 1861. There were several factors that led to the beginning of the Civil War. There were court cases being processed and bills being passed addressing slavery and African American workers. One of the last straws in something that had been brewing for years was the election of Abraham Lincoln into the president’s office. Within three months of Lincoln being in office seven southern states succeeded from the United States.
In a few short months four states followed. The army led to the states being separated by Confederate and Union. The bright side of the war was the impact on populations, manufacturing, railroad construction and the increase in military forces. General George McClellan and General Stonewall Jackson led the Union Army and were admired by their troops. The two generals did have frustrations with the new president Lincoln. The two generals worked well together and successfully pushed enemy forces back within seven days.
On Aug. 29 the Union troops led by John Pope struck Jackson’s army in the second battle of Bull Run. The war led to the death of six hundred and twenty thousand out of two point four million soldiers and many others were injured. On September 17, known as one of the bloodiest days of fighting when the army of the Potomac hit Lee’s forces. Sherman received Johnston’s surrender at Durham Station, North Carolina on April 26 and led to the end of the Civil War. The war ended in 1865 following the assasanation of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth.