The civil war for kids

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If You Were a Kid During the Civil War by Wil Mara

With their families caught on opposite sides of the Civil War, friends Sarah Pierce and James Hood are afraid that everything they know is about to change.
When the two friends encounter a wounded Union soldier after a violent battle sweeps through their rural Virginia home, they are faced with a difficult decision. Readers (Ages 7-9) will find out how the war threatened to tear the United States apart forever by following along with this gripping tale.
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American Civil War in 10 Minutes

10 Facts: What Everyone Should Know About the Civil War

North was a group of 20 Free states and 5 Border States that were loyal to the union and South was a breakaway group of 11 rebel states that formed an independent Confederation. The war was fought from till , when North eventually triumphed and union restored to its original shape. Civil war brought radical changes in American society and shaped the future course of American nation. Stated below are some interesting facts about the civil war. Civil war is the bloodiest war ever fought in the history of United States.

This site uses cookies and by continuing to browse it you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Read our cookies policy. In , the Northern and Southern US states went to war with each other. This is known as the American Civil War. The Northern states also known as the Union , where slavery was already illegal, wanted it abolished throughout the country. The Southern states also known as the Confederacy , on the other hand, wanted to keep slavery.

Kids learn about the history of the American Civil War including causes, timeline, generals, battles, daily life, Abraham Lincoln, the North vs. South, border states.
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John Clem tried to enlist in the Union army in , but was refused on account of being not yet even 10 years old. Undeterred, Clem joined the 22nd Michigan, who let him follow the regiment, adopting him as a mascot and unofficial drummer boy before he officially enlisted in He became a national celebrity for his actions at Chickamauga. Armed with his drum and a sawed down musket, he fought with the 22nd Michigan at Horseshoe Ridge on September 20th, When cornered by a Confederate colonel who demanded his surrender, Clem shot the officer and returned to his unit.

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