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Mississippi Of Confederate Forces
490 wordsBy 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 were ...
Union Armies And The South's General Lee
1,536 words'Don't kneel to me. You must kneel to God only, and thank him for the liberty you will enjoy hereafter' (Brinkley 414). President Abraham Lincoln spoke these words to a former slave that kneeled before him while walking the streets of the abandoned Confederate capitol of Richmond in 1865. Although there are several different questions of why the North won the Civil War, factors involving manpower, economy, military tactics and leadership, and presidential leadership, are all parts of a puzzle hi...
Ten Thousand Federal Soldiers
574 wordsPea Ridge, Ark. At dawn on March 7, the head of the Confederate column had reached Telegraph Road, but the tail was still back at Little Sugar Creek. Van Dorn now made another snap decision: to save time, Price's division would proceed south on Telegraph Road on the east side of a rocky hill called Big Mountain; McCulloch's division would move south on Ford Road on the west side of Big Mountain. The two halves of the Army of the West would reunite around noon at Elkhorn Tavern atop the broad pla...
Federal To Surrender Ft
1,516 wordsAlpha Alpha The first Greek alphabet alpha symbolizes the beginning of an event. Here, of course, we are talking about the beginning of the Civil War. Conventional history claims that the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861 at the bombing of Fort Sumter. Is it true? We CW buffs probably would not quite satisfy with this answer, and we know there were armed hostile incidents happening long before Ft. Sumter, and we shall examine them here. Carl Von Clausewitz, author of 'On War', said th...
Commander General For The Confederate Army
1,158 wordsRobert 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...
Confederate Army And The Union Army
1,097 wordsThe Universe of Battles Episode Five 1863 a series of battles were fought between the Confederate army and the Union Army. Battles such as: Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Battery Wagner, Chickamauga Creek, and Chattanooga. Along with these battles the Gettysburg Address was presented, the role of women was noticed, and riots in New York broke out. Many say that these battles were the turning point of the U.S. Civil War. General Robert E. Lee, from the south and George G. Meade from the north lead their ...
Confederate Flag To Their State Flag
2,008 words1954'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...
Constitution For The Confederate States
1,674 wordsAlexander Hamilton Stephens His Defense for Secession and His vice Presidency during the Civil War Alexander Hamilton Stephens was born on February 12, 1812 near Crawfordville, Georgia. He helped organize the Whig Party in Georgia and in 1843 was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in which he served until 1859. In early 1861 just before the outbreak of the Civil War, serious economic and ideological differences among the states' rights and slavery divided the people of the nation, and ...
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