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civil war project

This was on the union side. This system was 1 driver per vehicle and 2 stretchers per vehicle. They would collect wounded men from the battlefield and take them to the dressing rooms and then the field hospital. This was Dr. Jonathan Letterman's idea to make the vehicle. On August 2nd 1862, the idea was established. The men who would drive the vehicles were men that were not quite good enough to be in the actual battle. In the old method men would get medicine drunk to not have to go out mid fight and have the possibility of getting shot. Mr. Letterman had many wonderful ideas in the civil war that are still being used today.
Another way to say this is “ Life among the lowly.”. This novel was made by Harriet Beecher Stowe, published in 1851, created in book form in 1852. This book is about a man being known as a saintly, dignified slave. He was transported to New Orleans for a auction. He saved a little girl named Eva, and the father ,who was greatly thankful, bought and took him home.Eva and him became good friends until one day Eva became incredibly sick. While laying in bed she asked her father to free all the slaves. While he was starting to do so he was shot during the escape was starting. He soon got a new owner named Simon Legree. Simon would whip he waiting for a answer of where the slaves escaped to. Simian never answer the question and was soon whipped to death. Over 300,000 copies of this book was sold during the year of 1852. It soon adapted great in theaters multiple times and did great in new england. The autor ( Stowe) lived in Ohio and created this book from her passion of writing and from her point of view in slavery. This was a destination for those escaping slavery from Kentucky and other southern states.
This event was the opening in the civil war. It happened in April 12-14 1861 Near the harbour of Charleston, South Carolina. The United States Army began building the boat on an island at the entrance to Charleston Harbor in 1829. The fort was named for Thomas Sumter, a general who had won key victories against the British in the Carolinas during the American Revolution. The fort was still under construction, when a succession of events occurred that brought the contending regions of the United States to the verge of armed conflict. Soon after the election of Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, the state of South Carolina called a convention that passed an ordinance of secession (December 20, 1860). Pickens seized the arsenal and other forts around the harbour and began hyping up against Sumter. Meanwhile, his commissioners in Washington requested the recall of the Federal troops from Charleston. Buchanan refused this request. In a message to Congress on December 3, Buchanan had already denied the right of secession, but he forcefully stated that the Constitution gave him no right to attempt any threat. He hoped for compromise, and a committee of Congress considered various proposals for adjustment. A peace conference, called by Virginia, also met in Washington and suggested amendments to the Constitution that would satisfy Southern complaints. Lincoln and the leaders of the Republican Party refused to accept the adjustments that the Southerners demanded. In the meantime, Buchanan sent an unarmed commercial steamer, Star of the West, with supplies and reinforcements to Sumter, but it turned back when it was fired upon in the harbour on January 9, 1861. Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas all followed South Carolina’s example and seized all forts. A difficult problem confronted the new president. Seven slave states had withdrawn, but weight still remained in the Union. Any attempt at threats would throw all these states, except Delaware, into the arms of the Confederacy. The battles opened fire at 4:30 AM on April 12. The next afternoon Anderson agreed to surrender and evacuated the fort at noon on April 14. When the U.S. troops marched out of the fort, they waved the U.S. flag and carried out a gun salute. On the 50th round of the 100-gun salute, an explosion occurred, causing the only death of the engagement. Pvt. Daniel Hough of the 1st U.S. Artillery regiment was the first of as many as 850,000 Americans who would perish before the cessation of hostilities.
A general in the civil war. He was born on February 2nd 1803 he died April 6th 1862. He previously had military experience. He fought in many wars, such as the Black Hawk war, Texas revolution, Mexican American war and obviously the civil war. He died in a war as well. He died in the civil war fighting for the confederate states at the battle of shiloh. He got shot in the leg and bled out. He died at age 59. He was the top ranked general on both sides. He retired from the american army in 1861. He was very respected in all aspects of the military. This is why it was such a tragedy when he died, he was temporarily buried in New Orleans but now he is back in Texas at the Austin State Cemetery.
Also known as the battle of hampton roads. The most recognizable people in this battle were Franklin Buchanan and John L. This event took place on March 9th 1862, in hampton roads Virginia at the mouth of the James River. It was history's first duel between ironclad warships. Ironclad is a something that is protected with iron. With this new invention it brought a whole new era to the naval warfare.The battle was different than any other war because ironclad was being used. The war was also significant because the south won the battle it made the the south excited and made the north angry!