Going to War!!!
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During 1861, the Civil War had begun. There were three 22 year old girls. The best Friends names are Brittney, Sash, and Nina. They are Puerto Rican and black mixed. They wanted to fight in the Civil War, but they couldn’t. They couldn’t fight in the war because they are girls, and only men could fight in the war. So, they thought and thought. Nina finally said, “maybe” we can help wounded soliders like Clara Barton”. “She is known as the Angel”. They disagreed. Then Brittney said, “maybe” we can dress up as men for just temporarily”. They agreed. So they went to war.
They went to Fort Sumter. It is located in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The war was between the North and the South. They fought because of slavery. The North’s beliefs were different from the South’s beliefs. The North believed that slavery was wrong and wanted to end it and the South believed that they should keep it because they needed slaves for the agriculture.
During the war they met some important people. They met Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Ulysses S. Grant was born April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He died July 23, 1885 at the age of 63. He was a general for the Union Army ,and the 18th president of the United States of America. Robert E. Lee was born January 19, 1807 in Standford Hall, Virginia. He died October 12, 1870 at the age of 83. He was known as the “Marble Man”. He was a military officer for the Confederate Army. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was born January 21, 1824. He died May 10, 1863. He was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He served as a soldier from 1846-1851. The Confederate Army won the battle in Fort Sumter.
Sasha wrote a letter to Abraham Lincoln about what happened in the war. Abraham Lincoln was born February 12, 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. He died April 15, 1865. He was a citizen on the U.S.. He was the 16th president of the United States America. He was also the president of the North. He was against slavery. He is the one that ended slavery. Sasha met Abraham Lincoln in Georgia. At that time two events were taking place. It was the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the Sea. The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought in the western theater of the American Civil War.
This was throughout northwest Georgia and the area around Atlanta during the summer of 1864. Union Maj. General William T. Sherman infringe Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee beginning May 1864, and opposed by the Confederate general, Joesph E. Johnston. Sherman’s March to the Sea is commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15, 1864- December 21, 1864 by general William T. Sherman. The campaign began with Serman’s troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 16 and ended with the captured city of Savannah, Georgia on December 21. They destroyed everything in there path. The next year Abraham Lincoln was due into assassination. Nina sent a letter to Jefferson Davis about the Civil War in Fort Sumter. Jefferson Davis was born June 3, 1808 in Christian County, Kentucky. He was the president of the South.
There are many reasons why the North and the South went to war. One reason they went to war was because of tariffs. Tariffs are so the government gives us plenty off needs (taxes). Another reason the North and the South went to war was because of states rights. That is so we can have different types of freedoms. This is related to the 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment: The freedom to talk, write, have whatever religion, and etc. The North and the South had different credence’s.
Two years later, the three girls were getting ready to go to the battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This was in 1863. When the girls left home, they were terrified. They were scared because they remembered how many people got killed in Forth Sumter. Brittney said, “ Come on we have to fight for freedom”. So they left. When they got to Gettysburg the war had already started. They saw cannons and heard gun shots. POWW….POWWWW……..BOOOOMMMM! They ducked and went to go get weapons. They shot back. Next thing you know, Nina got shot. Sasha and Brittney ran over to her, and took her to the “Angel”. They made her feel better. She was alive! After a few days, they went back home in New York. When they got home, Nina’s mom was surprised, because she saw the bloody patch on her let. She said that they can never go back to war. The girls were made. They all got over it. So they just chilled like regular people.
1. There can become consequences.
2. The important people help us today.
3. Some of the wars were necessary and some weren’t
Assassination-when an important
Person has died or been killed.P