• Civil War South Union Battle
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    In May of 1861 five states in the upper south United States seceded from the Union and joined the seven states already seceded and created the Confederate States of America. This was the beginning of the Civil War; it was the Union against the Confederates. Many People believed that the war would be over quickly they thought it was more of an uprising then a full on war. Nobody expected it to last four years and take so many lives. The Civil War was a serious test for the new democracy of the Un...
  • American Promise War Union Confederate
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    The Crucible of War, 1861-1865 An account of ex-slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass opens this chapter. When news arrived of the Confederacy firing on Fort Sumter, Douglass cheered the outbreak of the fighting and Lincoln's vow to maintain the Union. Douglass recognized that the Union was fighting solely to uphold the Constitution and preserve the nation, not to end slavery; but he also understood, much earlier than most, that a war to save the Union would inevitably become a war to end sl...
  • Battle Of Gettysburg Union General War
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    Collin Greenwood Mr. Baker Honors History 24 April 2000 The Battle of Gettysburg " The Turning Point of the Civil War Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred over three hot summer days, July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The causes of the Civil War, a...
  • Civil War Weapons And Artillery
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    The Weapons of the American Civil War The Civil War, also called The War Between the States, was one of the bloodiest wars in American history. What made the Civil War such a massacre? The Civil War was such a bloodbath because the technological advances were so far superior to the tactics of the infantry, that the weapons virtually obliterated the soldiers. Soldiers would form lines known as a battalions. In these battalions, soldiers would basically march to their deaths. In addition to weapon...
  • Gettysburg Union Army
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    Gettysburg was the turning point in the American Civil War. Back in the day's before animation. More importantly Gettysburg was the climatic clash between the two major American cultures of their time: the North and the South. A climax of a conflict between two cultures with such vastly different ideals that they could not coexist in 'one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.' When looking at the causes of the Civil War, and eventually the Battle of Gettysburg, one mu...
  • Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign
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    Many traits are associated with Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his leadership in the confederacy. He is known for stark determination, military genius beyond all others, and the ability to turn any army into a fighting machine. Jackson became legendary when a South Carolina general, seeking to rally his own men at Bull Run, pointed to Jackson and shouted, Look, there is Jackson and his men standing like a stone wall against the enemy. Thus he forever became Stonewall Jackson. Jacksons military lega...
  • Gettysburg Turning Point Of The War
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    In 1861 and 1862, Confederate armies achieved many victories over their Northern counterparts. By the summer of 1863, the brilliant General Robert E. Lee was in command of the Army of Northern Virginia. He decided upon an invasion of the north, which would pull both armies from war torn northern Virginia, where most of the fighting had previously been. By invading the north and particularly, winning a victory in the north, it might cause disenchanted northerners to pressure the Lincoln administ...
  • A Summary About The Civil War
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    Summary of the Civil War The 1800's were a tumultuous time for the United States of America. At that time the south was typically slave and the northerners were traditionally for freedom. The slave states of the south and the abolitionist in the north were quarreling and thegovernment recognizing that made efforts to stop or delay the civil war. In 1819 Missouri wanted to enter the Union a slave state. At this time the 22 states of the Union we redivided evenly 11 slave and 11 free. Northern st...