Navy and Merchant Marines Impact on the Civil War Due to unresolved issues in the ratifying of the Constitution and President Lincolns outlook on slavery in the south, the United States started a Civil War in 1861. During this time eleven southern slave states, the first being South Carolina, declared succession from the United States and formed the Confederate states of America. The twenty-five Northern States that supported the federal government were known as the “Union”, and the Southern States that did not support what the United States was trying to ratify was known as the “Confederacy”. The war grew to hold many battles, take many lives, was extremely costly, and made many changes to the United States. During every war many strategies and plans are implemented to accomplish a victory.
Traditional history holds that the South was defeated by overwhelming Union manpower and resources. That same history states that the South only lasted as long as it did (four years) because of the brilliance of the South’s (and even America’s) greatest general, Robert E. Lee (Thomas, 1995). The fact is the South could have won the Civil War. History shows many wars have been won by the weaker opponent. The American Revolution demonstrated that a vastly inferior American army (with no Navy) was able to outlast and when needed decisively fight and beat the most powerful army (English) in the world.
The Union controlled the fort for the biggest part of the war. In 1863 and 1864 the General William Sherman led the Union soldiers to capture Jackson and Meridian, Mississippi. After the capture, General Sherman burnt both the cities. In The Battle of Meridian Sherman said, “I want this place wiped completely off the map (Hirshon 185).” These actions enraged Gen. Forrest. In March 1864 Forrest went on a month long raid to capture Union prisoners and supplies and to demolish forts and posts.
They portrayed Brown as a man who died fighting against the injustice of slavery. True or not, the martyr image gave strength to the moral cause of abolition. The Disruption of the Democrats In the 1860 election, Democrats tried, and failed, to nominate a candidate at their convention in Charleston, SC. The party was squarely split over the slavery issue. Northern Democrats had a convention in Baltimore and nominated Stephen Douglas with a popular sovereignty position.
It carried on all the affairs of a separate government and making a major war until defeated in 1865. Their way of life that was based on slavery, was irretrievably threatened by the election of President Abraham Lincoln in November 1860, the seven states of the South Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Texas seceded from the Union during the following months. When the war began with the firing on Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, they were joined by four states of the upper South Arkansas, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Black women were nurses.African American soldiers participated in every major campaign of 1864–65 except Sherman's Atlanta Campaign[->0] in Georgia[->1]. The year 1864 was especially eventful for African American troops. On April 12, 1864, at Battle of Fort Pillow[->2], Tennessee[->3], Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest[->4] led his 2,500 men against the Union-held fortification, occupied by 292 black and 285 white soldiers. The Battle of Chaffin's Farm[->5], Virginia[->6] became one of the most engagements involving African Americans. On September 29, 1864, the African American division of the Eighteenth Corps, after being pinned down by Confederate artillery fire for about 30 minutes, charged the earthworks and rushed
Bryan Calderon 4/9/2012 Wrt 310 Response Paper Frederick Douglass vs. Martin Luther King Jr Frederick Douglass was one of the foremost leaders of the abolitionist movement which he fought to the end of slavery within the United States in the decades prior the Civil War. He was a brilliant speaker that was able to hold the full attention of his audiences with his charisma and past horrible experiences as a slave. He won world fame when his autobiography “The Narrative of The Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave” -F. Douglass 1845. Frederick Douglass suffered first-hand how brutal and vicious slave owners treated their property. The slave dealers and owners would dehumanize the slaves to the point that they had no say so in their lives or any freedom what so ever.
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.
Slaves in Africa and the Ottoman Empire were a part of society and had a chance to promote. However, slaves in the New World had been bought and enslaves for life. In spite of the negative impact if the salve trade, most of Africa remained independent and continued to develop under it owns political and cultural institutions until the 19th centuries. Millions of slaves died of asphyxiation, thirst, and disease during the long Atlantic crossing. They were packed into ships for the long journey to the Americas that are crowded and below
Cotton is the next thing plantation owners turn to after the failure of indigo and tobacco. The plantation owners strike a goldmine after Eli Whitney introduces the cotton gin to the South region. The cotton era is born and with it comes the explosion and need to have even more slaves. Slaves are now needed to clear the land, work the cotton crop in the fields and to harvest the cotton once it has completed full growth. Mississippi was admitted as a slave state to the union because of the intense profitability of cotton and the use of slaves.