This battle was important because it was a turning point of the Civil War. Until this big battle, the Confederate Army of the South was moving further North into the Union states. However, the Union Armystopped the Confederate Army and won the battle. The Confederate Army was forced to go back down South. The Union started to win the war after this battle.
This battle was important because the Union was able to takeover the Atlanta from the Confederate army. Atlanta was an important city for the South because Atlanta was used to ship all of the necessary supplies such as food, clothing, and weapons to Confederate soldiers all over the South. When the Union took over the Atlanta, the Confederate South was not able to send supplies to its soldiers.
This battle was important because George Sherman of the Union Armywas ableto take over theSavannah and the South. The battles in Sherman’s March to the Sea ended the South’s chances and hopes of winning the Civil War.
This event is important because this is when the Confederate Southsurrendered and gave up to the Union North. The Union Army of the North won the Civil War.
Who were the important people in this event?
General Ulysses S. Grant General Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He was in the Republican Party. Lincoln and the Republican Party were against slavery and they wanted it to become illegal. They wanted to see slavery end everywhere including the South. Lincoln was the President of the United States during the Civil War. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation was the law signed by Abraham Lincoln that ended slavery. He was also a very important person because he inspired a lot of the troops in the Union (North). His most famous speech was the “Gettysburg Address.” In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln honored those soldiers that died at the Battle of Gettysburg. John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln on April 15, 1865. However, Lincoln is still remembered as one of the most important Presidents of all time because he freed the slaves in the United States.
Jefferson Davis was the President was the President of the Confederate States of the South from 1861 to 1865. He was the President of the South for the entire Civil War. He believed that the South should be its own country and independent from the United States. He also believed that slavery should remain in the South. He wanted to give the states in the South more power than the central government in the South. Before he was President of the Confederate States of the South, Davis was a Senator from Mississippi. He was also in the army during the Mexican – American War