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The Unio

  1. 1. The Union  By Peter Sass  
  2. 2. The Union formed in 1861 when the confederate states seceeded.
  3. 3. All of the dark blue states represent the Union states.  
  4. 4. The Union formed because the South (Confederacy) wanted to seperate from the North (Union)....
  5. 5. And establish their own country.
  6. 6. The southern states wanted to seperate from the North so they could keep slavery.
  7. 7. One of the first Major battles for the Union army was at Bull Run.
  8. 8. The first national Union flag had twelve stars and three stripes.
  9. 9. The Union had an impact on the....
  10. 10. The southern states, (since the Union defeated them in the civil war.)
  11. 11. The US, (for not letting the Southern states form their own country and keeping the US whole.)
  12. 12. And the slaves. (For freeing, fighting and not forgetting the slaves.)  
  13. 13. The Union wore blue uniforms.
  14. 14. The weapon most used by the Union soldiers was the black powdered musket.
  15. 15. The president for the Union army was Abraham Lincoln.
  16. 16. The first general for the Union arrmy was Winfield Scott.
  17. 17. Lincoln changed generals many times until he found U.S.Grant to lead the Union to victory.
  18. 18. In the civil war roughly 10% of the Union army were blacks.
  19. 19. Some of the black soldeirs were former slaves who had been freed by the emancipation proclamation.
  20. 20. The Union soldiers ate Hard tack (basically a dried cracker that never goes bad),
  21. 21. As well as....
  22. 22. MEAT,
  23. 23. SUGAR,
  24. 24. And Coffee
  25. 25. Occasionally they would eat canned fruit and vegetables.
  26. 26. The civil war ended in 1865 when General Lee surrendered to General Grant at the Appomattox Court House.
  27. 28. So yeah, thats the Union!
  28. 29. Almost forgot!
  29. 30. Sources. http://www.onetruemedia.com/   http://docs.google.com/?pli=1#owned-by-me http://www.google.com/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=en&tab=iw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Army http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_(American_Civil_War ) http://www.answers.com/ http://www.civilwar.si.edu/soldiering_union_uniform.html  

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