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S: Civil War

FC: Straight Down the Middle Gazette By: Emily Walker, Tori Williams, & Arturo Soto -Neutral-

1: Breaking News | Antietam ~Reports say that after winning a second battle at Bull Run,General Lee is on the move towards the Union state of Maryland. Rumors have been stirring about the findings of Gen.Lee's army orders by a Union corporal. McClellen has ordered his men to meet up with the Rebels at the creek of Antietam. Antietam will turn out to be the single-bloodiest day in US History. The battle resulted in a standoff, with the south retreating across the Potomac into VA.Lincoln has reportedly fired McClenn due to not having the "slows." | By:Emily Walker

2: and 75,000 Confederates stood ready to fight. Throughout the day the Confederate army tried to secure Cemetery Ridge but remained unsuccessful in doing so. On day three, General Lee ordered General Pickett to lead a charge and attack the center of the Union's lines. The charge did not go as planned and finally General Lee and his troops retreated back to Virginia. Both armies suffered severe losses: 23,000 for the Union and 28,000 for the Confederacy. | After three days of constant bloodshed, the North has finally gained victory at Gettysburg. People are calling the battle the turning point of the war. The battle began after Confederate General A.P. Hill's troops clashed with Union troops under the command of John Buford. Within the first hours of the battle the Confederates took control of the town, but the Union was still able to hold the high ground at Cemetery Ridge. As day two dawned 90,000 Union Soldiers | Front Line Update: Gettysburg

3: By: Tori Williams

4: Atlanta Captured!! | Recent letters sent from General William Sherman report the occupation of Atlanta, on September 2, 1864, by the Union army. "The confederates tried to cut us off from our supply line, but I have abandoned it anyway.I am leading my army to the coast," reports Gen. Sherman | Sherman, who was recently appointed by Gen.Grant, is known to use tactics such as total war. He reasons that it is the civilians who make the weapons, supply the food, and transport the goods. "If we destroy the will to fight, the Confederacy will crumble," he says

5: . | His men call him ruthless and unwavering. "We destroy homes, families, and ways of life," reports one commander. Insider reports say that Sherman will not stop until the war has ended and the Confederacy has lost the will to fight. | By: Tori Williams

6: Reports running like wildfire through out the country have just come in saying that General Robert E. Lee has surrender to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. After almost four years of war and the lost of hundreds of thousands of lives, the Confederacy has fallen. | After President Davis and his government fled their capital and set it on fire in Richmond, Virginia, Grant and Lee arranged to meet for a Confederate surrender on April 2, 1865. This happened after Lee's forces were overcome in Petersburg by Grant and Sheridan approaching from the west and Sherman approaching from the south. | Surrender At Appomattox! | By:Tori Williams

7: As a request from Lincoln the terms of surrender were generous. All of Lee's soldiers are to be paroled and sent home and officers will be allowed to keep their side arms. President Lincoln has also announced a planned for southern states readmission into the Union. He says that he would pardon all confederates who pledged allegiance to the Union, with the exception of high ranking officials and those | accused of crimes against prisoners of war. Once ten percent of those on the voting list of the election of 1860 have taken oath, the Confederate can then form a new state constitution and be readmitted to the Union.

8: Obituaries | On April 14, President Lincoln was assassinated while attending a performance at the the Fords Theater.While Lincoln was watching Our American Cousin, John Wilkes Boothe shot the President in the back of the head. On the morning of April 15, at 7:22 a.m, the President passed away. Lincoln's funeral train will depart from Washington and make it's way to his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.Citizens are encouraged to line up along the funeral processions trail. | President Abraham Lincoln | February 12,1809- April 15, 1865 | By:Emily Walker

9: General Robert Shaw has died at the age of 25 during the battle at Ft. Wagner,South Carolina. While leading the all black 54th. regiment against the Confederates, General Shaw was shot through the heart while mounting a parapet.Robert Shaw has left behind a widow by the name of,Annie Haggerty, as well as his parents in Boston. Over half of Shaw's regiment fell with him. General Robert Shaw is buried along with his fallen comrades in a mass grave at Ft.Wagner. | General Robert Shaw | General Stonewall Jackson | While returning from the battle of Chancellorsville, Gen.Jackson was confused as being a Union solider and accidentally shot by a NC confederate. General Stonewall was hit by 3 bullets and taken to one of the makeshift hospitals. Jackson died of pneumonia on May 10,1863. | Jan. 21,1824-May 10,1863 | Oct.10,1837- July 18, 1863

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11: P o l I T I C A L | This edition's | C A R T O O N | By:Emily Walker

12: The Final Say Editorial | This weeks posing question is-Will the North and the South ever be truly reunited? | -There is no way the South and North can truly be reunited again. The were never really united in the first place. The two sides share too many opposing opinions which hinders their ability to work with each other. | -Of course the South and North will be united again. Both sides share a common background and their is no denying that. They formed the United States because of their wanting to be a free independent country. Part of being that free independent country is forming your own opinion. | By:Tori Williams

13: Contributers: Addition #1 | Emily Walker Tori Williams Arturo Soto

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