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  • 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...
  • 51000 Confederate And Union Soldiers Left
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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 blood...
  • Colonel John Singleton Mosby
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    John Singleton Mosby: The Spirit of the Confederacy Many leaders and heroic figures emerged from the Civil War, on both the Confederate and Union sides. Ordinary people were given the chance to show their valor and conceive brilliant military strategies. One such "regular Joe" exercised the idea of attacking many spots of an army to weaken them instead of the traditional charging, and worked his way up through the ranks and become the legend known as the "Gray Ghost". John Singleton Mosby helped...
  • First Battle Of Bull Run
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    THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUGBY COLLINS MCKAY On July 21, 1861, two armies, one confederate and the other Union, prepared for the first major land battle of the Civil War. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as President. The Southern states had seceded and the South had fired on and captured Fort Sumter on April 12 1861. After the Fort Sumter battle, both the North and the South began preparing for war by raising armies. This was done quickly and neither side spent much time training the troops...
  • Counter Attack By Union Forces
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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, an...
  • 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 Lee And The Confederate 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 m...
  • Battle The Confederates
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    Selected Views of the Battle of Gettysburg On July 1st of 1863 the battle of Gettysburg began. The battle was more less an unexpected disaster; neither side had planed the battle they ended up in the same place and the battle begun. There where many wounded and many casualties. Much like the final battle in The Red Badge of Courage when most of Henry's regiment is wiped out by a daring charge. This charge leads to the downfall of the Confederacy as well as the fall of Henry's regiment. 3 days be...
  • Union Corps
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    The Battle of the Wilderness Imagine, wrote a North Carolina officer named W.A. Smith, a great, dismal forest containing... the worst kind of thicket of second-growth trees... so thick with small pines and scrub oak, cedar, dogwood and other growth common to the country... [that] one could see barely ten paces (qtd. in Kennedy 203). This description is of the area known as the Wilderness, where over 135 years ago, one of the greatest Civil War battles occurred. The Battle of the Wilderness was t...
  • Union And Confederate Armies
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    The Civil War was the most convulsive and significant war in American history. After the Constitution was adopted by all of the States in 1789, uniting the States into one nation, differences between the States had been worked out through compromises. By 1861 these differences between the Northern States, which included the Western States, and the Southern States had become so great that compromise would no longer work. Therefore, a conflict started within our nation that was called the Civil Wa...
  • Advantage Of The Union Army
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    Killer Angles is a very interesting book. Even tough it is considered to be a historical novel sometimes it can be misleading to consider it that. Even tough Michael Shara used real characters like General Robert E. Lee and General James Longstreet, and Joshua L. Chamberlain he added his own ideas. For example he based the situations from the real historical events but he added his own imagination to the novel to make it more interesting. Sometimes this can create historical inaccuracy. But over...
  • Union Army
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    Gods and Generals-Brief Summary When the Civil War broke out in 1858, their were many mixed emotions on whether or not their should be a war in the first place. Economic, social and political differences between the Union and the Confederacy led to the war outbreak in the United States. On the side of the Confederate Army, we see a deeply spiritual, humane, gentlemanly General Robert E. Lee, struggling with command decisions that result in sending ill-equipped and out-manned troops into battle a...
  • Army Of The Union
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    The Killer Angels Michael Shaara's book, The Killer Angels is a historical fiction of the Battle of Gettysburg, told from the point of view of various Union and Confederate officers who played a significant role in it. One of the best features of the book is Shaara's ability to manipulate one's emotions. One finds them self-cheering for both the Union and the Confederate armies at the same time. One becomes attached to the character personalities and thus makes it all the more difficult to be ex...
  • Colorful French Style Zouave Uniform
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    Imagine you are a Union soldier in the beginning of the civil war. You are at your first battle and you can hardly see anything with clouds of smoke and dust blocking your view. In your confusion you shoot at anyone that is dressed in the color of the confederate uniform. You end up killing three soldiers on your own side. This was a common situation in the beginning of the Civil War. Many inexperienced soldiers would fire on anyone who was wearing the enemy's color and end up killing people on ...
  • Grant's Mastery Of The Confederate Forces
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    BATTLE OF SHILOH As a result of the fall of Forts Henry and Donelson, Confederate Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, the commander in the area, was forced to fall back, giving up Kentucky and much of West and Middle Tennessee. He chose Corinth, Mississippi, a major transportation center, as the staging area for an offensive against Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee before the Army of the Ohio, under Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell, could join it. The Confederate retrenchment was a su...

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