This is a story about the battle of Gettysburg as viewed from both sides. The book only makes account of the time period from June 29 through July 3,1863. Although the book was on the actual battle at Gettysburg, it goes into the pros and cons of the attack by both sides. It also reveals the thoughts and feelings of the officers and ground troops about why they were there. The most prominent person, was General Robert E Lee, commander of northern Virginia.
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.
One of the most decisive engagements of the Civil War took place in early July 1863 in and around the sleepy southern Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg. The principal armies of both sides fought over woods, cornfields and hills from July 1 to July 3 with the Union emerging victorious. The defeat of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia by Union Major General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac during the three day battle dealt a crushing blow to already dwindling Southern hopes for independence. The Confederacy was in a desperate military situation in late May 1863. The Union seemed about to seize the besieged city of Vicksburg, Mississippi and capture an entire Confederate army, which was trapped up in the town.
Peter Loebach 7433 Cinnabar Terrace Gaithersburg Maryland 20879 LET 3 Colonel Zadok Magruder High School 5939 Muncaster Mill Road Rockville, Maryland 20855 The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. The United States Army of the Potomac led by General George B. McClellan fought against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E. Lee. The battle was considered the bloodiest battle in American history where both sides suffer a great amount of losses. I have learned of the political turning point of this battle. Had the outcomes have change the south could have won the civil war.
The negroes of the neighborhood are placed at work on the fortification. The report of a so called “fortification” at Marianna gave General Asboth the notion that Union prisoners were likely being held. The report of Union prisoners in Marianna fueled Asboth’s desire to embark on the relatively short ride to the east. It remained unclear whether the Confederate forces at Marianna actually possessed artillery pieces or not, but General Asboth did not doubt the possibility of their presence and announced his plan for the raid: I have the honor to report that owing to the information received and forwarded yesterday under No. 1045, I am to start a cavalry raid in the northwest portion of West Florida.
Under his command soldiers captured the cities of Saratoga in 1777 and Yorktown in 1781. After he and his forces crossed the Delaware River he retook New Jersey. His military experience gained him the privilege of being unanimously elected by the electors in 1788. His military experience helped with the way he ran the country by having first-hand knowledge of the weaknesses of the early American government and the struggles faced by the military of that time. The second president I would like to discuss is Abraham Lincoln.
He was tasked with marching to the old Tryon County area, raise and organize Loyalist units from the Tory population of the Carolina Backcountry, and protect the left flank of Lord Cornwallis' main body at Charlotte, North Carolina. On September 2, he and his militia marched west, heading for the Appalachian Mountain hill country that is now the Tennessee/North Carolina border. By September 10th, he had established a base camp at Gilbert Town, North Carolina and issued a challenge to the Patriot leaders to lay down their arms or he would "lay waste to their country with fire and sword." The North Carolina Patriot militia leaders Isaac Shelby and John Sevier, from the Washington District (now present day northeast Tennessee), met after receiving Ferguson’s message and agreed to lead their militia against him. Patriot leaders also sent a message to Virginia militia leader, William Campbell, asking him to join them.
Abraham Lincoln Lincoln was considered one of our most important president in American history. Abraham Lincoln spent his last ten years of his life by doing political and military actions that changed history forever. Lincoln spent 1856-1858 by challenging Stephen Douglas to exactly seven debates mostly about slavery. Lincoln also fought for the presidency in 1860 again with Stephen Douglas from the Eastern frontier. Lincoln also proposed military action on slavery by passing the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863 that made not one slave free from the South.
Comparing American Voices: The Toll of War Matthew Siegert History 1025 Professor Villarreal November 13, 2009 The Vietnam War was a place in history of brutal killings and political shamble. The whole war was fought over a political crisis yet America won every battle, but not the war. Four American voices are heard in the Toll of War and their voices lay out a timeline of gruesome events and the reality of the Vietnam War. From being forced into fighting for economic reasons to having no choice but to join the war, the four voices show us what it was really like for soldiers on the field. Donald L. Whitfield was a southern Alabama boy who grew up a confederate and worked on cars for a living.
Stoessinger also calls out five presidents that helped America be torn apart; Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. Stoessinger’s book is set up in a close proximity to chronological order. Stoessinger also clearly defines his thesis and personal opinion about each war, then follows with prime sources about the events. In regards to World War I, Stoessinger clearly states he believes the German Kaiser Wilhelm was to blame on the large outbreak of war. Stoessinger states that humans make the choice to go to war based on fears.