The Battle Of The Civil War

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The Civil war was one of the biggest turning points in United States history. The nation’s failure to compromise on the subject of slavery led to an outbreak of war. Battles such as Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Shiloh led to what we know of today as a free nation. Great technological advancements in weaponry led to mass casualties among both north and south, often making death inevitable. Those who bravely served and those who were forced to serve lived a life of fear, starvation, and commitment to battle. Brethren killed each other for the sake of southern slaves. Not only did the soldiers have it rough, but the civilian population suffered hardships as well. Lack of everyday goods made it nearly impossible just to carry on with life. This turning point, the American Civil War, tore apart and further solidified us to the point of where we are today.
G.B. -- There were multiple different battles that played an impact in the Civil War, but there were three specific battles that made more of an impact that the others; first of these being the Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh took place on April 6-7 of 1862. The Union General, Ulysses S. Grant, advanced his army to Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee; this is where the Union Army waited for more troops. The Confederate general, Albert Sidney Johnston, decided to attack the Union’s arm before it got any bigger. The firing began on April 6th at Shiloh Church, which is how the battle received its’ name. The Union won this battle

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