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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...
  • Lee Approaches Longstreet
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    The Killer Angels The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara is a novel that outlines the Battle of Gettysburg. It is told in from a third person omniscient point of view with the main character rotating each chapter. The book covers a four-day period covering the Battle of Gettysburg and gives insight to each side of the fight (Union and Confederate). The book begins on Monday, June 29, 1863 and provides an introduction to the circumstances directly before fighting begins. A spy named Harrison, hired ...
  • General Lee And The Confederates
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    During 1863, the third year of the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg occurred between two extremely divided factions. This dissension occurred between the Confederate States (the eleven southern states which had seceded from the Union in 1861), and the rest of the Union, mostly northern states. In the first two years of the Civil War, neither side had gained any real advantage. Yes, major battles occurred, but no side really had truly experienced progression. In 1863, the course of the Civil W...
  • 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 General Joseph Lee Hookers 8700 Troops
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    In the summer of 1862, the confederates found themselves as the aggressors. In the Eastern Theater, Lee's army of Northern Virginia had driven the Union Armies away from the Confederate capital, Richmond and was preparing to invade Maryland. In the western theater, the confederate armies were also moving strong, into Kentucky. Due to the war France and Britain were feeling the strain as cotton from the southern states was starting to diminish. President Lincoln was thinking of taking a risky ste...
  • Position With The Confederate General Lee
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    Analysis Of The Movie Gettysburg Essay, Research Analysis Of The Movie Gettysburg I chose to do a report on the events portrayed in the movie Gettysburg and how these events agree with the actual history of the Battle of Gettysburg. The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most important battles of the Civil War, it was fought at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 1-3, 1863. For nearly two months after the battle of Chancellorsville, early in May, the Union and Confederate armies in Virginia maneuver...
  • Maj Gen George B McClellan
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    Other Names: Sharpsburg Location: Washington County Campaign: Maryland Campaign (September 1862) Date (s): September 16-18, 1862 Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS] Forces Engaged: Armies Estimated Casualties: 23,100 total Description: On September 16, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan confronted Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. At dawn September 17, Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank that began the sing...

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