Ch. 11 Sec. 1. The Civil War: Choosing Sides. After Ft. Sumter, many Southern officers had to decide if they would stay in the Union Army, or join the CSA. About 1/3 of the Union officers resigned, joined CSA. Robert E. Lee. Choosing Sides. 1. Fighting a defensive war.
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After Ft. Sumter, many Southern officers had to decide if they would stay in the Union Army, or join the CSA.
Conscription-the forcing of people into military service- was used to draft soldiers in the Union.
April 1861- CSA tries to send diplomats, John Slidell and James Mason to Britain.