Sabertooth - Chapter 15
Chapter 15: Civil War
In this way, Victor became a second lieutenant in the army of Lieutenant Colonel Bagley.
In fact, this situation is very common in wartime.
When the US military lacks people to fight against the attackers, they recruit local immigrants to cooperate as militiamen and hire some of them as regular soldiers.
In fact, the American militia had a familiar name in the 21st century: National Guard. Although there are differences in the establishment and command system, it is indeed the predecessor of the National Guard.
Shortly after Victor took charge, a major event spread across US. In fact, this matter was already brewing when Lincoln was elected president two years ago.
But because of the war, the incident went on, but what happened should still happen. The southern federations began to mobilize troops to the border with the northern federations.
Although the exchange of fire has not yet taken place, the war has already begun. The Fifth Cavalry Regiment of the 1st Cavalry Division under Lieutenant Colonel Bagley is an elite unit belonging to the Northern Federation.
Because of Florida’s third Seminole War, he was transferred to Florida to assist the local militia to fight.
It is precisely because of the existence of the Fifth Cavalry Regiment that the Seminole’s last rebellion against the war was also declared a failure. In the face of the elite Fifth Cavalry Regiment, the opponents almost fought back.
Whether from discipline or weaponry to the number of people, the Seminoles are no longer opponents of the US military.
After completely defeating the Seminoles, although the Fifth Cavalry Regiment was largely evacuated, thousands of people led by Lieutenant Colonel Bagley remained responsible for sweeping the remaining sporadic resistance and monitoring the migration of the opponents.
In fact, Lieutenant Colonel Bagley also has a secret mission, which is to observe the movement of the Florida State Army. If there is a suspicious movement, he must always report to Washington.
And behind this attack on the town, local official background of Florida was also involved.
They need such a time to attract the sight of Lieutenant Colonel Bagley and his troops, to achieve their unspeakable purpose.
Just as Lieutenant Colonel Bagley led people on the road to chase down the attackers, Florida army had already completed the assembly and deployment as planned.
At this time, it has been more than a month since Victor and Red Wolf fought, although Red Wolf successfully escaped with the help of the river.
But his other subordinates were killed by Victor in the woods where they were fighting, making his almost perfect plan fiasco in the final stage.
And with the help of Victor, Bagley caught the tail of the attackers, who fled from Florida.
And chased all the way, from Florida to Alabama, Mississippi and Kansas.
And in Kansas, after a short encounter with the opponent’s off-duty forces, because both sides did not want to fight, the opponents successfully fled the battlefield.
Bagley’s vanguard troops also withdrew several kilometers and waited for the arrival of the big troops, but in the end they waited for an order to immediately evacuate and join the big troops.
It turned out that while they were fighting, South Carolina announced its withdrawal from the United States of America and asked the state forces to attack the Fort Sumter station in Charleston.
In fact, before the attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina government had announced its departure from the United States of America, and the federal garrison that had received the news secretly evacuated their station on the same day.
All went to Fort Sumter. First of all, there were perfect fortifications, but it is still a port, whether it is war or withdrawal.
But although they slipped fast, their boss was not so powerful. Lincoln, president, had always been unable to make up his mind about whether to fight or withdraw.
He didn’t want to backfire the pot that fired the first shot of the American Civil War. After all, it might make him stink for years. Although the last war made him famous, he still knows nothing about it.
So he did something very in line with his identity. He called the senior officials in Washington to discuss whether or not to fight, everyday. It had been more than a month since such a meeting opened.
The soldiers in Fort Sumter encountered a big problem when the meeting was happen.
Because of the large gathering of garrisons in other places, the food here was only enough to eat forty days. As for going outside to find food, it is even more unrealistic, because the outside has been surrounded by the Southern Army into an iron bucket.
And Lincoln had a meeting for more than a month, and when the soldiers in Fort Sumter were about to starve to death, another wave of operations was launched.
He first sent a telegram to the rebellious South Carolina governor, with the following message: You want to bite the hand which feed you! I tell you, if you dare to go against me, I will make this is your last decision.
But quietly told the navy, who went to increase staff, you are going to send food this time. If the other party fires, you can launch an attack and send the arms over, otherwise you will only send food.
Then sent a secret message to the commander of Fort Sumter. You guys need to be strong. The reinforcements will arrive soon, but if you can’t persevere, you can surrender.
This contradictory order confused the commander of Fort Sumter, and then what happened later made him jumpy.
According to the order the support did come quickly. They brought a lot of food and many arms supplies, but they were all blocked. Still, the good food was deceptive, and they were even eaten by the navy at sea. So, it did not arrive in Fort Sumter.
As for why this is so, because the Southern Army just surrounded Fort Sumter, but did not launch an offensive, so the naval forces of the Northern Army neither dared to attack nor wanted to withdraw.
Then the commander of Fort Sumter watched the group of navy drifting on the sea, and then showed the other soldiers the food that should be given to them every day.
“Damn bastard! Are you a navy or enemy masterpiece!”
Although he scolded with anger, he also understood that he was helpless about the current situation, and at this time, the people sent by the Southern Army to persuade the surrender came again.
Commander finally made a very important decision. The southern army general, who came to persuade the surrender was his former student.
So first of all, he told the other party righteously that he refused to surrender, he would fight until the last moment before the food was finished, and then told the other party that the food here was only enough to eat more than 30 hours.
And after the opponent left, he ordered all the soldiers to hide in permanent fortifications, because the Southern Army’s ‘attack’ was coming soon. Everybody used advanced bunkers to avoid the shelling of the opponent before the attack.
Then, the commander really thought that the Southern Army mobilized a large number of artillery and began to bombard the Fort Sumter, but the bombardment took a long time, and it blasted for 36 hours.
During the bombardment, the commander of Fort Sumter organized his officers to distribute only the remaining food, saying that he finished your food quickly, and prepared to fight. If you don’t eat now, you may not be able to eat it later.
In this way, the soldiers in Fort Sumter finished their ‘last meal’ with tragic emotions, and then the officers reported to the commander that the food had been eaten up.
At this time, the Southern Army’s shelling stopped, and when the soldiers in Fort Sumter were about to die, the commander told them that, according to President Lincoln’s order, they could surrender to the Southern Army when they were exhausted. The Southern Army will guarantee their safety and let them return to the north by boat.
Then they surrendered, and the Southern Army kept its promise, and after disarming them, let them return to the north by boat.
And the navy on those warships responsible for transporting materials just ate a lot of the food they transported, and made a lot of places to transport people.
In fact, this kind of result can finally be achieved because it is in the early period of the civil war, the two sides have not had a real exchange of fire, and have not killed many peoples. And each of them used to be a colleague, so there will be such a harmonious situation. By the end of the war, it was completely different.
And just as the North and South Army in Fort Sumter teased their skills, the order to mobilize the 5th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel Bagley to the front line of North and South was officially passed to Bagley.
Victor also came to the front with this troop with outstanding military achievements in the future, and joined this magnificent epic war.
Although the onset of the Civil War was delayed for nearly two years because of his arrival, it still happened, and he joined the army of the North by mistake.
In the movie, Wolverine and Sabertooth also joined the Northern Army. Yes, that is the movie that Wolverine and Sabertooth are brothers.
In fact, Victor did not want to go with Bagley to fight.
But after doing a simple analysis, he chose to follow Bagley in the end, because he understood that he alone couldn’t kill all attackers, but the US government could, in real history, they did the same and almost succeeded. The attackers, who once spread across America only have hundreds of thousands of mixed-race descendants. I have to say that the US government has actually succeeded.
And if Victor wants to draw on the strength of the US government, he needs to gain enough merit and sufficient status in this civil war that has just started.