Civil War

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For my report I choose to do the battles of the civil war and read The United States in the Civil War by Don Lawson copyright 1977. The war was not about slavery but it was about the north (union) trying to keep the states together and the south (confederate) trying to be independent. The first battle of the civil war took place in 1861 at Fort Sumter Charleston in South Carolina. This battle started by a …

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…after a day Beauregard had to reatreat and they had lost. Merrmac Vs Monitor The war was also fought on the sea. An ironclad called the Merrimac(confederate) had a famous battle with the Monitor(union). Both ships were powered by steam and were the best iornclads out. After 4 hours of them fighting it was called a draw because neither ship could hurt the other ship. Eventually in the war both ships were destroyed. Monitor