It was the War in the country. It was destructive and terrible. It was the Civil War.
On March 4th, 1861, Abraham Lincoln took the oath of office as President of the United States. He wanted to cancel the servitude. It was the idea of the inhabitants of the North, because they had manufactories and used the hired workers. But it wasn't a thought of the inhabitants of the South. The ground in the South was fertile and so people who lived there grew cotton. It is hard to collect the crop of cotton. So they used the transactions of the slaves.
And so the United States was divided into two parts. One of these parts was the country of the North called Union, and another part was the country of the South called Confederacy. Some people found it difficult and painful to decide which side to support. The decision sometimes split families.
The son of the commander of the Confederate navy was killed fighting in a Union ship. Two brothers became generals - but on opposite sides. And three of President Lincoln's own brothers-in-law died fighting for the Confederacy.
The Confederate soldiers were assured of the victory. And so did the Union soldiers.
Firstly the success accompanied Confederate. In 1861 Confederate has trapped the arsenals with main arms stockpiles. The adherents of servitude's commanders were experience officers. But the soldiers of the North were also very good. And so a few months latter the olds has appeared on the side of Union. The Union warships blockaded the ports of the South. They did this to prevent the Confederacy from selling its cotton abroad and from obtaining foreign supplies.
Then grey tissue, the tissue of the uniform of soldiers of Confederacy became a scarcity. Many soldiers removed the uniform of...