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  • Able For The Confederate Army
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    CIVIL WAR (A discussion of the turning points and major events) In this paper I shall discuss four points concerning the civil war in detail. The first issue addressed will be Professor McPherson's arguments in the text Ordeal by Fire and whether Antietam and Emancipation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, represent the three critical turning points in the Civil War. Second, I will rank the three points from greatest to least in terms of their importance on the Civil War. Third, I will add...
  • Union Army
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    The Great Battles of the American Civil War The Civil War, often called the War for Southern Independence began on April 12, 1861. The main cause of the war was of course slavery. The southern states depended on slaves to help grow crops which were the main source of income for the south. Slavery was illegal in all of the northern states but most people actually were neutral about it. The main conflict was if slavery should be permitted in the newly developing western territories. The first batt...
  • Union Army And Washington
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    The Killer Angels tells the story of the Battle of Gettysburg. On July 1, 1863, the Army of Northern Virginia, or Confederate army, and the Army of the Potomac, or Union army, fought the largest battle of the American Civil War. When the battle ended, 51,000 men were dead, wounded, or missing. All the characters in the novel are based on real historical figures. They include General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Confederate army; General James Longstreet, Lee's second in command; and Union Col...
  • General In The Confederate Army
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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...
  • Confederate And Union Troops
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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 ...
  • Commander General For The Confederate Army
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    Robert E. Lee: this Confederate commander outgeneraled McClellan. Jefferson Davis: first and last president of the confederacy, he wasn't a very good president even though he served at the Mexican war. Ulysses S. Grant: wasn't good at anything except war, but he was one of the best at that. With the help of gunboats, Grant captured two major Confederate forts: Fort Henry on the Tennessee river and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland river. The latter exploit gained him a nickname. When the Confedera...
  • Jacksons Army With Bull Run
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    T he Campbell Chronicle of Virginia Reports and Editorial Earlier today there was a bloody battle Fought near Bull Run, a small stream About thirty miles southwest of Washington D.C. This battle marked the second battle Of Bull Run. This war was brought about due To the Norths failure to capture Richmond. Now the North planned to unite the armies of McClellan and Pope, to ambush the city. This Plan failed however because Popes army was held Back by Robert E. Lee of the Confederates. To Make matt...

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