The Extraordinary Story of the Battle of Gettysburg

 

 

 

President LincolnSo, in 1861, realizing debate could no longer resolve the dissension and division, the southern states seceded from the government and formed their own Confederacy of States. They even elected their own president, Jefferson Davis. President Lincoln, who was then president of the United States, believed "a house divided can not stand." Thus, a Civil War, where brother fought against brother, broke out to decide whether the United States would remain one country or split into two. Picture left: President Jefferson Davis. Picture right: President Abraham Lincoln.

 

 

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