Description : Describes the events leading up to South Carolina's secession from the Union and the firing on Fort Sumter that led to the beginning of the Civil War.
Description : Annotation: Samuel Crawford, a medical officer working with Major Robert Anderson, unfolds the story of the first shots fired at Fort Sumter--and the events that led to the national struggle between the North and the South in the war for the union of the States. His account was originally published in 1887.
Description : Christina, Grant, Mimi and Papa go to Charleston, South Carolina in search of missing (and dead!) Aunt Lulu and learn about Fort Sumter and the first shots fired in the Civil War as they solve a mystery of mayhem during a rare winter blizzard. LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! ¥ Ferry Ride to Fort Sumter ¥ Fort Sumter - first shot in America's Civil War (or the War Between the States) - In 1861, the Fort was a Federal Fort - April 15, 1861, The Battle at Fort Sumter - 34 hours of fighting ¥ Charleston known as the Most Haunted City in America ¥ Food: Charleston stone-ground cheese grits, hush puppies, oyster stew, steamed shrimp, key lime pie, iced tea with lemon and mint leaves ¥ King Street ¥ Museum of Charleston ¥ Children's Museum of Charleston ¥ Meeting Street ¥ Queen Street ¥ Old Slave Market ¥ Charleston Post and Courier ¥ Saks 5th Avenue ¥ U.S. Custom House ¥ The Old Citadel Building Hotel - The Dungeon Suite - Parade Grounds ¥ The Citadel Military College, Fort and Arsenal ¥ Cannons and cannonballs ¥ The Civil War - Medicine - Reasons for the Civil war - Slavery - States rights - Abolitionists - Confederate States of America - Confederate leaders demanded Fort Sumter's surrender - More than half a million soldiers killed - Brother vs. brother - Union Soldiers - Reconstruction - Emancipation Proclamation - Carpetbaggers and scalawags ¥ South Carolina - First state to succeed from the Union. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.9 Accelerated Reader Points: 2 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 135932 Lexile Measure: 750 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40
Description : On April 12, 1861, the long-simmering tensions between the American North and South exploded as Southern troops in the seceding state of South Carolina fired on the Federal forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor. The battle of Fort Sumter marked the outbreak of Civil War in the United States. The attack provoked outrage in the North, consolidated support for the newly inaugurated President Lincoln, and fueled the onset of the war that would consume and reshape the country. In this concise narrative, Wesley Moody explores the long history of tensions that lead to the events at Fort Sumter, the details of the crisis and battle, the impact of Fort Sumter on the unfolding Civil War, and the battle's place in historical memory. Supplemented by primary documents including newspaper coverage, first-person accounts, letters, and government documents, and supported by a companion website, this book provides students with a nuanced understanding of both the long-term and immediate origins of the American Civil War.
Description : Eugene G. Windchy, author of Tonkin Gulf (“Superb investigative reporting”—NY Times), lays bare the tricks, errors, and secret plans that have taken the American people into avoidable wars. Our nation's greatest catastrophe was the Civil War, in which more than 620,000 people died. The war began when Southerners fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Windchy reports that the rebels had an opportunity to take the fort peacefully. Why did they open fire? We find out who made the final decision and why. World War I was a “war to make the world safe for democracy.” Instead, it gave birth to totalitarian Fascist and Communist regimes. World War II was a continuation of World War I, and that was followed by America's anti-Communist struggles in Korea and Vietnam. Today there are Communist countries with nuclear missiles aimed at American territory. We are still trying to cope with the effects of World War I, the greatest crime in modern history. How did the Great War begin? The history books tell us that it was sparked by an assassination. A young Serb shot an Austrian archduke, and Austria's retaliation on Serbia led to war between two great European alliances. Germany has received most of the blame for having promised to back up its Austrian ally. Twelve American Wars reveals that the archduke's assassination was a Serbian plot guided by Russian officials. The textbooks fail to mention that a month later there was another assassination. The silencing of a anti-war French politician covered up years of secret war planning by France and Russia. How did the United States get involved? One factor was the outrage provoked by the sinking of the huge passenger liner Lusitania, a British ship with Americans on board.Twelve American Wars presents overwhelming evidence that the British Admiralty, headed by Winston Churchill, deliberately put the Lusitania at risk, hoping to bring the United States into the war. Contrary to what we hear from Mexicans, the United States did not steal California from Mexico in the Mexican War of 1846 to 1848. Native Californians, called “Californios,” had expelled their last Mexican governor in 1845. Eugene Windchy's book is full of surprising facts. He believes that policy makers hoping to prevent war need to know the truth about our past wars, not just the politically acceptable stories in the textbooks.
Description : Example in this ebook At 4:30 A. M., April 12, 1861, a mortar battery at Fort Johnson fired a shell that burst directly over Fort Sumter. This was the signal for a general bombardment by the Confederate batteries about Charleston Harbor. For 34 hours, April 12 and 13, Fort Sumter was battered with shot and shell. Then the Federal commander, Maj. Robert Anderson, agreed to evacuate; and, on April 14, he and his small garrison departed with the full honors of war. On the following day, President Abraham Lincoln issued a call for 75,000 militia. The tragedy of the American Civil War had begun. Two years later, Fort Sumter, now a Confederate stronghold, became the scene of a stubborn defense. From April 1863 to February 1865 its garrison withstood a series of devastating bombardments and direct attacks by Federal forces from land and sea. Fort Sumter was evacuated only when Federal forces bypassed Charleston from the rear. At the end, buttressed with sand and cotton as well as its own fallen brick and masonry, it was stronger than ever militarily. And it had become a symbol of resistance and courage for the entire South. Both the “first shot” of April 1861 and the long siege of 1863-65 are commemorated today by Fort Sumter National Monument. To be continue in this ebook
Description : Anecdotes detail a Confederate soldier's life in the Civil War as he becomes a crack shot, leader, and an escaped POW.