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  • Gen McDowell
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    The First Battle of Manassas On a hot summer day in July of 1861 there stood about 30,000 Union troops lead by General Irvin McDowell ready to march out and capture Richmond and end the war. For the troops were young volunteers and thought that the battle would only last one day. But they were wrong for the battle of Manassas or otherwise known as Bull Run lasted more then one day the battle lasted six days instead. The Confederates had 22,000 men who were headed by Gen. Pierre G.T. Beauregard, ...
  • 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...
  • Union Troops
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    It was a long tiring winter after the Union army pushed the Confederate army further south. The Union captured Forts Henry and Donelson on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers. This is where I had to take over reporting the war for my brother Mike Bloom who was killed in the line of duty. It was his job that's is now mine John Bloom to report for the Union Observer. After these courageous Union victories the Confederate army General Sidney Johnston was forced to abandon much of west and middle Te...
  • Confederate Positions At Fredericksburg
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    On November 7th 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 11th. The Confederate camp in Fredericksburg had only a few thousand defenders. But Burnside could not attack because the pontoon bridge equipment h...
  • Flying Upon The Fort And Union Forces
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    THE GRAND FABRICATION It is almost as difficult to find consistent information about the incident at Fort Pillow as it is to determine the moral significance of its outcome. Scholars disagree about exactly what transpired on April 12, 1864 at Fort Pillow, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the fort with his 1,500 troops and claimed numerous Union lives in the process (Wyeth 250). It became an issue of propaganda for the Union, and as a result the facts were grossly distorted. After clo...
  • Living Conditions Of Andersonville
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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 the...
  • Trade Unions
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    Strikes Leon Trotsky played a leading part in the 1905 revolution. He came from Jewish family in Southern Ukraine where his father was a farmer. While he was a student he became a Marxist revolutionary. In 1899 and 1900 students went on strike in universities all over Russia. In St Petersburg police tried to control them with whips. Students shot and killed first the Minister of Education in 1901, and then the Minister of the Interior in 1902. Unrest with Plehve The Tsar chose Viacheslev Plehve ...
  • Confederate Attacks On The Union
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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 administr...
  • 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...
  • Union Commander In The West
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    Johnston's plan was to defeat Grant before Buell could arrive with reinforcements. He moved to attack on Apr. 3, but because of delay in the advance to the Union front, it was not until early on Apr. 6 that his troops fell upon the enemy near Shiloh Church. Grant's position was unfortified, in spite of orders to the contrary from General Hall eck, Union commander in the West. Having offensive plans of his own, Grant expected no attack, and consequently his irregularly placed divisions were throw...

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