Known as the turning point in the war for the Union, this battle gave the Union control of the Mississippi river, therefore cutting the Confederates in half. With the South cut in half, this made it hard for the South to have any communication from each side..
Brig. General Beauregard led a small group of Confederate troops armed with cannons to a small Union fort called Fort Sumter and began bombing the fort until the Union surrendered on April 13, 1861. This was the first significant battle of the Civil War
The people of Texas were unhappy about the North's lack of respecting the U.S. consitiution ( in the eyes of the south ) so the people of Texas took a vote to secede or not. The vote was passed and Texas then joined the Confederate States of America.