There is a lot of controversy as to why the U.S. Civil War started. Historians believe it was merely a difference in the two cultures. The U.S. Civil War was mainly started because of a difference in these two cultures. The South had an agricultural economy, and the North had a manufacturing economy. Because of such different ideals, both areas were fighting for different reasons. The North was fighting to abolish slavery, while
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coming from a victory at Chancellorsville and Fredricksberg. This only proved that General Robert E. Lee was human, and was not invincible. Lee gathered his men, and apologized to them, for what he had done. “It was all my fault. Get together and let us do the best we can toward saving that which is left of us” ( 235). After the attack on Gettysburg, the south feared to ever invade or attack on union soil again.