Secession Events and Causes of War
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The reason for this battle was that the North was trying to gain a victory and keep the South from gaining any more power. It was another Northern attempt at a comeback to bring them out of their losing streak.
The new General Joseph Hooker was in charge of the rebuilt Union army and lead a campaign against Robert E. Lee, who was once again the Confederate leader. Stonewall Jackson was also involved, but he died in battle. There were 97,382 Union soldiers, and 57,352 Confederates
In the end it was a Confederate victory. There were around 1,694 union soldiers killed and 1,724 Confederates killed. The Confederates managed to push the Union back and fought with full force although they had a much smaller army.
Battle of Chancellorsville
Hooker planned to go against the Confederates but Lee ended up attacking before they could do anything. Lee divided his forces in the assault. Jackson died in battle after being accidentally shot by one of his own men. The North tried their hardest to resist but the South finally pushed through and took the victory.
The battle took place at Chancellorsville, Virginia. In the first dats the battles were in heavy thickets, but on the third day they fought in the nearby woods.
The battle went down at the nd of April and contiued to early May in 1863. May 2nd was the day Stonewall Jackson had died during the battle.
Terms of Surrender
The terms of surrender weren't as cruel as expected. They weren't cruel at all. The Confederates only had to lay down their weapons and then they were free to go home. they were also allowed to take their horses with them if they needed them. Grant even went to the extent to send 3 days worth of food to Lee's troops.
After the surrender, the remaining confederate forces surrendered. Confederate President Jefferson Davis was also captured. But before the war ended, President Lincoln was assasinated on April 14, 1865.
General Ulysses S. Grant had captured the town of Petersburg and broken the Confederate lines on April 2, 1865. Richmond, the Confederate also was attacked and Confederate officers and citizens set most of it on fire so it couldn't be taken by the Union. There was still one last small Confederate force lead by Lee that was quickly stopped by the Northerners. Lee was forced to surrender to Grant in the Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. The war was finally over.
Surrender at Appomattox and Terms of Surrender