The Civil War Was A Tragedy Essay

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The Civil War was a long hard-fought battle between the Union and the Confederate states from the year 1861-1865. The war was a tragedy, but the battles of the American Civil War caused many changes in America and in a good way, such as the abolishment of slavery and uniting the two sides together. Slavery was the main cause, but the north and south did not agree with each other on ideas, so it sparked the beginning of a war. A devastating blow to the Union, from Brig. Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard of the Confederate, caused Major Robert Anderson to begin a war. Conflicts between the two sides changed America for good. It is still one of the most bloodiest and affecting wars to date. It all started when a missile stroke a shore. At 4:32 a.m., on April 12, 1861, a fort in Charleston, South Carolina, Fort Sumter, was bombed. Threats were made to Federal troops occupying forts in the South. Major Robert Anderson was with the Union and asked the War Department for more reinforcements. He was in command of Fort Moultrie on Sullivan Island, not to far from Charleston. Anderson’s play was to move him and his men to a more secure fort, which were either Castle Pinckney or the unfinished Fort Sumter. However, Francis Pickens, governor of South Carolina, did not like that idea and wanted Anderson to stay at Fort Moultrie. Anderson was already on his way to Fort Sumter. Pickens demanded Anderson to surrender but of course he did not want to. On March 1, Brigadier General P. G. T.

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