Book Critique In my critique of Stephen V. Ash's A Year in the South: 1865 I will discuss his theme and his use of evidence to support his thesis. I will also identify Ash's purpose in writing this book. Additionally I will discuss his writing style. Ash's ultimate goal in writing this book is to educate the reader on the rapid and drastic changes to living in America immediately after the Civil War, specifically in the Confederate South. He does this by providing the stories of four individuals who lived in different places in the South under very different circumstances the year the Civil War ended.
"Gettysburg The Movie" History Vs. Facts The epic American Civil War film "Gettysburg" released in 1993 was based upon the book written by author Michael Sharra "The Killer Angels" 1975. The story is told through a few of the major players in the battle, mostly general's Confederate commanding General Robert E. Lee, Con. General James Longstreet and Union Col. Joshua Lawerence Chamberlain. Although there were many courageous men during the fight Michael Sharra chose to illuminate these indivduals stories. The battle of Gettysburg was one of the turning points of the Civil War in America.
The Battle of Chickamauga Battle Analysis SFC Clint Hale 2/26/2012 Abstract The battle of Chickamauga pitted the Confederate forces of General Braxton Bragg against the Union forces of Major General William Rosecrans’ on 19 and 20 September 1863 in the dense forests and small open fields in northwestern Georgia. The difficult terrain lead to problems with command and control that the south was able to exploit. The battle was won by the Confederate generals but was the first of a series of event that lead to the Army of Tennessee being driven out of Tennessee. The Battle of Chickamauga Introduction The Battle of Chickamauga was fought on two days (19-20) in September, 1863. This battle was the culmination of Major General William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland late summer (23 June - 20 September) 1863 campaign to maneuver General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee out of Tennessee.
I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together. Once again general Robert Shaw put them together. The movie Glory made me think about the views of both the sides and made me realize that the Civil War was a really important event. from war and made fun of the colored men. I felt this way because both the generals’ men were fighting against the Confederates so they should work together.
The aftermath of the war was a complete an utter devastation when it came to casualties. The Civil War was documented as the deadliest in American History it caused about 620,000 soldiers death and an undetermined amount of civilian causalities; it ended slavery, restored the Union, and strengthened the role of the federal government. General Grant and General Lee were both graduates of West Point. General Lee graduated from West Point in 1829 second in his class and General Grant graduated in 1843 twenty-first in his class. While both great generals started, their military careers the same way the rest of their careers were very different.
The author argues that this context and the fact that many southerners were against the Secession. “Why did the Confederacy lose the civil war?”; the book revolve on this question and the author is giving lots of information for a better comprehension. The book is also well illustrated with numbers of photos, diagrams and maps which complement the author’s writing. On the first part of the book (3), William W. Freehling is explaining the political context and the social structure of the US before the Secession, and so the Civil War, and the reasons that Civil War occurred. In the second part of the book (47), Freehling explicate the role of the white southerners who were against the Confederation and their role in the Secession Crisis.
The Confederates also hoped for a peaceful separation. Shortly after his appointment as provisional president Jefferson Davis and his secretary of state, Robert Toombs of Georgia, left to a mission to Washington to secure recognition and to transfer of all federal property to Confederate authorities. Davis and Toombs also sent three commissioners to Europe to explain the reasons for the creation of the Confederacy and to secure recognition and treaties of amity and commerce. The confederates knew that support from the south was critical, for without a navy or industry of its own, the Confederacy had to have foreign backing. They placed primary reliance on European, and particularly British, dependence on their cotton, believing this ensured a favorable response.
“Apostles of Disunion” In Apostles of Disunion, Charles Dew attempted to explain what led to the South’s decision to secede and ultimately cause a civil war. The one reoccurring theme he brings up as the major reason for the South’s secession was their widespread pro slavery attitude held at the time. Dew believed that if slavery had not existed, then the civil war would have never occurred. Throughout his writings he showed this Southern pro slavery attitude and used several examples to support this idea. Two of his best used examples were the the popular propaganda speeches made by slave owners in attempt to gain allegiance against the North and the South’s almost hatred of the Republican Party as a whole.
Their goal was to abolish slavery completely and prevent it from harming many people. By sacrificing their lives into the war, this shows how devoted they are to putting an end to slavery even though the Reconstruction failed. The filmmakers’ goals when making this movie were to show how slavery was the reason why the Civil War was being fought. Throughout the movie, the African American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry underwent harsh training as well as being treated unequally. They were used for manual labor and nothing else until Robert Gould Shaw stepped up for the soldiers to have them fight in the war.
Reunion and Reconciliation The battles of the Civil War started in Fort Sumter in 1861 between the Union soldiers and the Confederate army, both sides standing for what they believed. In the minds of many soldiers, there was one belief that was right; homes were deserted over this belief, blood was shed over this belief, and friends were lost over this belief. Your identification as a loyalist or confederate determined what exactly that belief was in 1861. What you stood for during the battles, how you felt after the battles, and how you remember the battles of the Civil War depend solely on your position at the start of the war. The memory of the Civil War is altered by personal feelings concerning what each soldier, man, woman, or former