A quick summary of the American Civil War which took place during the time period of 1861-1865. There is a number of milestones that took place during this period and we will explain all in detail for you to understand. The American Civil War, it all started when sectional differences and questions were not completely resolved when the US Constitution was officially made valid in 1789. The Civil War had long lasting effects, such as the abolishment of slavery in the USA and it quite literally redefined the USA as a single, whole nation, to act as one. Rather than a group of states, loosely bound together.
What happened first?
What took first, was the inland clash between large numbers of troops which took place on the morning of June 3rd. To put it simply, 3000 union volunteers surprised around 800 confederates at Philippi in Virginia. The affair, lasted a measly half an hour and considering the skirmishes that took place in the war, this wouldn’t really be considered as something measurable by compare. Although, the Union Victory in this case and ones in other regions only strengthened Major General George B. Mccellnan’s reputation. The Major, was the commander of the Department of Ohio.