• Grant Surrender Confederate April
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    U. S Grant was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. Grant was educated at local school; attended the United States Military Academy, 1839-1843. As the years went by, he met a girl named Julia Dent, and the later married in 1848. Grant failed at everything he tried at civilian life, whether a farmer, bill collector, real estate agent, or store clerk. He was however a brave and tough military commander. He was assisted by four ironclad gunboats. Grant's forces captured one confederate...
  • Battle Of Vicksburg Confederate Forces
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    By 1863, the Confederate hold on the Mississippi River was limited to Vicksburg and Port Hudson- both strong bastions- difficult to overcome. In a daring move, U. S. Grant, commanding the Union forces, sent his troops past Vicksburg and landed to the south of the city. Grant's troops then defeated Confederate forces in five separate engagements. After a 6 week seige, Confederate forces surrendered. To the Confederates Vicksburg was there 'Gibraltar of the West', it together with Port Hudson wer...
  • Seceded From The Union South Fort 1861
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    December 18, 1860 - The Crittenden Compromise January 1861 - The South Secedes. When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America. The Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states - Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas - and the t...
  • Battle Of Gettysburg Union Day Confederate
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    The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg was the most decisive battle for the North, and it lasted for a total of three days. It began on July 1 and ended on July 3, 1863. The Confederacy was going on the offensive and was beginning to venture into Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington D. C. They encountered Union troops as they advanced towards Harrisburg where they planned to cut off Union supply lines and to steal provisions that they needed. The Battle of Gettysburg became the bloo...
  • Antietam Lee General Army
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    The Battle of Antietam Union Losses - 12, 410 Confederate Losses - 10, 700 On September 4, 1862 General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac into Maryland with 40, 000 picked troops. He was confident of victory. The outcome would surprise everyone. Due to the lost orders of General Lee, the Union Army was aware of his plans. Word got back to Lee and he knew he had to move quickly. On September 16 General George B. McClellan confronted Lee's army of northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. At daw...
  • The War At Gettysburg
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    The War at Gettysburg By Nick Jones Getting ThereOn the way to Gettysburg was tough. It was a long hard and tough journey getting there because there was no other way to get there for the army besides walking. It was so hard that some people died, and some got sick. The trip there was very long. Only about half all the people going there survived. The most of all people that died were Confederate men. The Population There was a lot of people involved in The War at Gettysburg. Major Joseph Hooke...
  • Brigadier General Confederate Attack Federal
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    The first major battle of the Civil War was fought in Virginia, near the Manassas, Virginia railway junction. The armies in this first battle were not very large by later Civil War standards. The Federal forces under Brigadier General Irvin McDowell were organized into four divisions of about 30, 000 men. These divisions were commanded by Tyler, Hunter, Heintzelman, and Miles. The Confederate command structure was somewhat more stable, including two "armies", with no division structure and thir...
  • Outline From May 31 June 12 1864
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    May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant's southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Old Cold Harbor. May 31, 1864 After sp...
  • Confederate Flag Country Symbol
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    The issue of the Confederate flag has created one of our countries age long debates. It stems from its presence during the Civil War; where it represented the Confederate states, all of which supported slavery. According to many the Civil war was fought in order to end slavery in the United States, so accordingly, to those the flag represents a past of slavery that they would much rather forget. In opposition to those who feel this way about the Confederate flag, others see it as just a symbol o...
  • The Confederate States Of America
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    A culture is the beliefs and interests of a particular group of people. About 150 years ago, a proud and noble culture was created in the Southern portion of the United States. It was created by Southerners from all walks of life, ranging from the gentry to the 'good ol' boys.' They loved their culture so much that they created a country. It was a country of blue skies, green hills, beautiful meadows and forests, and old-fashioned Southern hospitality. There were large plantations that grew som...
  • Battle Of Bull Run
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    In Virginia the first battle of the Civil War was fought, near Manassas, Virginia railroad junction, after which the battle is called (or First Bull Run, named after the flowing stream on the battlefield, if of the Union point of view). The armies in this first battle were not prodigious by later Civil War principles. The Federal services under Brigadier General Irvin McDowell were well thought-out into four divisions, of about 30, 000 men. These divisions were commanded by Tyler, Hunter, Heintz...
  • Union Troops Fredericksburg Burnside General
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    On November 7 th of 1862, President Lincoln had had enough of General McClellan's incompetence. He relived him of his command and turned it over to General Ambrose Burnside. Burnside planned to take Richmond, the confederate capitol, by Fredericksburg. After getting his plan approved, his army of 115, 000 went to Fredericksburg and arrived on November 11 th. The Confederate camp in Fredericksburg had only a few thousand defenders. But Burnside could not attack because the pontoon bridge equipmen...
  • 1954s Brown Vs Board Of Education
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    1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and re...
  • Confederate Flag Slavery War Symbol
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    Living in this diversified country, the one thing that everyone has in common is the fact that we all live under the American Flag. It symbolizes that this is the land of the free and represents a part of this country s history just as the Confederate Flag does. In 1962, the Confederate Flag was raised at the Statehouse in South Carolina to commemorate the Civil War s centennial. Since then, it has been flying above its Capitol causing controversy along the way. Some people see this flag as a s...
  • Confederate Flag In South Carolina
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    The Confederate flag that now flies atop the statehouse of South Carolina has been a controversial issue for over 30 years. Raised in 1962 to commemorate the Civil Wars 100 th anniversary, it is the only Confederate flag to wave atop any state capitol in the country, and its presence has stirred quite a commotion. Last March, a group that wants the South to secede from the United States staged a Confederate flag-waving rally in Montgomery, Alabama. Hundreds of people signed petitions, demanding ...
  • Essay On Andersonville Troops Prisoners Conditions
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    Andersonville was a POW camp of the civil war controlled by the confederate captain Wirtz. Extremely overpopulated, Andersonville held 32, 000 Union soldiers in a camp built to hold 8, 000. The treatment that the men of Andersonville did not even live up to the standards of the articles of war. Though in tough times, the soldiers survived the unsanitary conditions while still showing kindness and sympathy. Though prisoners lost many of their comrades to the raiders and the confederates, it was ...
  • 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...
  • Confederate Flag Wear Ban Heritage
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    Stars and Bars, heritage or hatred I believe banning the confederate flag is a violation of freedom of speech. People have the right to have their own beliefs. I understand both sides on this, but for some people the confederate flag stands for a part of their heritage. Some wear the flag promoting being born and raised in the south, not because the south had slavery. There is no real explanation for wanting to ban the flag except school officials bring their own beliefs into the decision. How c...
  • 1954 Brown Vs Board Of Education 1954
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    1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and re...
  • Black Guys Soldiers Civil War
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    Black Soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War Black Soldiers in the Civil War During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used the Black people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White people created a climate of superiority of their race over the Black African race that in some places, still lingers on today. The American Civil War however, was a key turning point for the Black African race. Through their actions a...