Tareo Caméron-Ochoa
April 7, 2011

Civil War

The American Civil War (1861 - 1865) was one of the most violent times in the History of the United States. Many books have been written on all aspects of the Civil War.  More than 600,000 men gave their lives for their country in this war. This is more lives lost in one war than in all wars and conflicts combined following this period in time. The civil war split the country in half, Raging through the country; it affected everyone in the U.S. and even other countries. Abolishing slavery was accomplished at the highest price possible, the Civil War. The war began as the result of a dispute between certain southern states and certain northern slates regarding slavery and the taxation of cotton exports. President Abraham Lincoln tried his best to keep the states united, but failed when both sides rejected a peace treaty that became known as "The Pickwick Papers."  Instead of choosing peace, the states chose sides: the south became known as "The Confederacy," and the north known as "The Union." Union states included Delaware, Oregon, New York, Alaska, and Tennessee. Confederate states included Florida, California, and Kansas. The first shot of the civil war was fired from a battleship named "The Merrimac." When the ship's missile struck the heart of Manasses, Vermont, the bloody Battle of Manasses began.
Eventually, led by General Robert E. Lee, the Union Army won the battle. Unfortunately for General Lee, Manassess was just the beginning.
Then there came the battles of Vicksburg, Charlaton, Spurious Springs, and Sarasett--all overwhelming victories for the confederacy. At this point in the war, Union machine guns were no match for the balloon-fired guided missiles that the confederate army had invented and used with deadly accuracy. At the halfway point of the Civil War, in the winter of 1841, things began to change. The Southern Army fell under the supervision of General Ulysses S. Grant, a maniac and drunkard....