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  • 1. The Union  By Peter Sass  
  • 2. The Union formed in 1861 when the confederate states seceeded.
  • 3. All of the dark blue states represent the Union states.  
  • 4. The Union formed because the South (Confederacy) wanted to seperate from the North (Union)....
  • 5. And establish their own country.
  • 6. The southern states wanted to seperate from the North so they could keep slavery.
  • 7. One of the first Major battles for the Union army was at Bull Run.
  • 8. The first national Union flag had twelve stars and three stripes.
  • 9. The Union had an impact on the....
  • 10. The southern states, (since the Union defeated them in the civil war.)
  • 11. The US, (for not letting the Southern states form their own country and keeping the US whole.)
  • 12. And the slaves. (For freeing, fighting and not forgetting the slaves.)  
  • 13. The Union wore blue uniforms.
  • 14. The weapon most used by the Union soldiers was the black powdered musket.
  • 15. The president for the Union army was Abraham Lincoln.
  • 16. The first general for the Union arrmy was Winfield Scott.
  • 17. Lincoln changed generals many times until he found U.S.Grant to lead the Union to victory.
  • 18. In the civil war roughly 10% of the Union army were blacks.
  • 19. Some of the black soldeirs were former slaves who had been freed by the emancipation proclamation.
  • 20. The Union soldiers ate Hard tack (basically a dried cracker that never goes bad),
  • 21. As well as....
  • 22. MEAT,
  • 23. SUGAR,
  • 24. And Coffee
  • 25. Occasionally they would eat canned fruit and vegetables.
  • 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!
  • 29. Almost forgot!
  • 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