Imagine A Country Divided Into Two Sides With Fellow Country

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Imagine a country divided into two sides with fellow country men slaughtering each other, just because of an idea to enslave innocent people. In the mid-nineteenth century, the decades of tension between the North and the South of the United States of America, was exploding into the American Civil War. Although the economy was successful due to farming and manufacturing, the North and the South were feuding over westward expansion, slavery, and federal rights versus states rights. “I have fought against the people of the North because I believe they were seeking it’s dearest rights. But never have I cherished toward or vindictive feelings and I have never seen the day I did not pray for them.” (Robert E. Lee Quotes). After North Carolina,…show more content…
“When war does come, my advice is to draw the sword and throw the scabbard away.” Stonewall Jackson (Stonewall Jackson Quotes). Stonewall Jackson was one of the most well-known generals in the Civil War and fought against the Union in the Civil War. After hearing word that McClellan’s plan was to take over Richmond, Lee and Jackson readied their troops to defend the country 's capital. McClellan gathered 100,000 men and slowly began to march towards Richmond. McClellan’s army arrived at Richmond by 6:00 p.m and were so close that they heard the town’s church bells ringing. Robert E. Lee was planning a surprise attack against the Union. With the first gunshot, the Peninsula Campaign began (Peninsula Campaign). The Peninsula Campaign was a historic campaign because of it’s experienced generals, strategic battles, and convincing measures of success. Robert E. Lee was one of the many leading generals of the Civil War. “What a cruel thing war is, to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbor.” (Robert E. Lee). At the outbreak of the Civil War, Lee was appointed to command all of Virginia’s forces, but only the formation of the Confederate States Army. He was one of the Confederacies five full generals. Lee was the experienced general who had already been serving. “I look upon secession as anarchy. If I owned the nine millions of slaves in the South, I would sacrifice them all to the Union, but how can I draw my sword against my native
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