Around 1200 B.C., an Israelite leader by the name of Moses led his people out of Egypt and back towards the land of Canaan. Moses, however, died before the Israelites reached Canaan. His successor, a man by the name of Joshua, continued the trek and eventually the now much larger nation of Israel returned to Canaan.
Basically, the only thing we need is a hand that rests on our own, that wishes it well, that sometimes guides us.
The first battle of the US Civil War took place at Fort Sumter in South Carolina April 7, 1863.