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Understanding the Civil War - Set of 3

Understanding the Civil War - Set of 3
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    Series: Understanding the Civil War
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    Total Pages: 48 pages per book
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    In 1776, America's 13 colonies broke from England and formed the United States. In less than 100 years, disagreements between the North and South started to break the Union apart. The people in these areas shared a common language and history, but by 1860 they began to think their differences could not be overcome. Understanding the Civil War describes the conflict that divided the nation, what the Union and Confederacy were fighting for, and what life was like for an ordinary soldier on the battlefield and for his family at home.


    Inside- The Civil War Begins

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    The Civil War Begins

    When the Civil War began in April of 1861, both the Union and the Confederacy entered the conflict with excitement. Each side expected to quickly defeat the other side in a short, glorious battle. After the firing on Fort Sumter, forces battled at Manassas, Shenandoah Valley, and Shiloh. Sixteen months later, the realities of war had shocked both sides. By the fall of 1862, both sides were badly battered. The South had won most of the major battles, but at a terrible cost.


    Final Campaigns of the Civil War

    By late 1863, the Civil War was still raging. As Union and Confederate forces continued to battle, the losses mounted. Civilians on both sides were tired of the war and disheartened by the staggering loss of life. The losses were taking a toll on the political situation as well. However, Union victories at Petersburg, Mobile Bay, Franklin and Nashville, and Sherman's devastating March to the Sea began to turn the tide of the war.


    Life on the Homefront During the Civil War

    As the men went off to war, women tended the farms and businesses back home. They also volunteered as nurses at army camps and hospitals. Plantations in the South depended on the labor of their slaves to keep their businesses going. Union blockades created shortages of food and other essentials throughout the Confederacy. Although less directly affected at home, the Northern states sent thousands of men to serve. By the end of the war, every American had been touched in some way.