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The civil war in Virginia
The first war was triggered when Confederate forces came to claim Fort Summer in 1861. The confederate military attacked the central defense forces forced them to surrender and lower the US flag. Lincoln used the military to stop the confederation states (Finseth, 2020). The end of 1861war saw a million men fighting in a line stretching 1200 miles near Virginia. and Missouri. The mountains in Virginia favored Union Victory, helping them gain more States in West Virginia, such as at Wilson Creek and Port Royal in South Carolina.
Similarly, the Union created a blockade to stop the Confederacy from expanding. Lincoln continued to fund the war and train more troops. The Northerners had also increased their troops from 200,000 to 400,000. Lincoln used the battle to free enslaved people and welcome them to the North.
Union Victory (1864-65)
The war extended to Shiloh's battle in 1862, which allowed the Union troops to infiltrate the Confederate interior. Gaines Mill led to Union victory in Chickahominy River, Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Antietam in Maryland. Even without an organized leadership, Robert Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia prevented the Union from attacks for some time. The massacre was unpreceded, with death rising highest than any other war on American soil to date. The wilderness battle manifested the first stage where the Union attacked the Confederate capital of Richmond in 1864 and to innermost parts of Virginia, thus the name, the war in the wilderness. The terrain did not favor the rebels due to dense forest, making it impossible for the Union to navigate and permeate.
Meanwhile, the Union continued to compromise slave trade operations west of the Appalachian mountain, winning a great victory over confederate armies. Between 1964- 1965, Union attacked the confederate state under General William in South Carolina and Georgia, leading to the destruction of its economies. The confederate troops surrendered to the Union in the spring of 1965. The three generals, Spotsylvania County, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg, pushed Lee into hiding. Lee surrendered his army to the Union General in 1865, ending the war.
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