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 King’s Mountain The Battle of Kings Mountain was a pivotal battle between the Patriot and Loyalist militias in the Southern campaign of the American Revolutionary War. The actual battle took place on October 7, 1780, nine miles south of the present-day town of Kings Mountain, North Carolina in York County, South Carolina, where the Patriot militia defeated the Loyalist militia. The Battle of King’s Mountain was a key point of the American Revolution because of its major participants, war strategies, and its significance overall outcome to the Revolution. In May of 1780, Major Patrick Ferguson was appointed Inspector of Militia. 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.
Born in Lancaster, Ohio on February 8 1820, William Tecumseh Sherman would later become one of America’s greatest army officers (Virtual). Famous for his idea of “total war” Sherman was named after the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh, who had unsuccessfully tried to unite the tribes of the Ohio River Valley against American intrusion (PBS). Sherman was one of eleven children. When his father died in 1829, William was raised by multiple relatives and family friends. While living with different families, Sherman lived with Senator Thomas Ewing who obtained an appointment for William to attend the United States Military Academy where he graduated 6th in his class in 1840 (Civil).
"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.
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.
It tells about the ups and the downs of the American attempt for freedom. The book takes you through key events and battles in the war between America and Great Britain. Author Thesis McCullough says in an interview with Edward Morris that the reason for him focusing on the year 1776 was, "because that was the low point of our fortunes, not just in the war, but, I think one can say, in the whole history of the country. The prospects of there even being a United States of America were never more bleak. Also, it was the year of the Declaration of Independence.” McCullough’s true main goal in this book was to show people how the revolutionary war really was.
A Narrative of a Revolutionary Soldier was written by Joseph Plumb Martin and was originally published in 1830. Martin’s book famously acts as a primary source for events that occurred during the Revolutionary War and are told through the eyes of a soldier that participated in it. This was unlike other Revolutionary War stories at that time. He talks in-depth about his experiences of joining the army, hardships, battles, and day-to-day struggles. Martin's narrative displays the gritty, uncompromising reality of the war, which contrasts the glamorized version that the war was made out to be.
At the start of the War, on May 4, 1861, New Jersey was instructed to have three infantry regiments to serve a three-year term by the US War Department. The state worked to spread word of the war to try to urge volunteers to come up and serve their state, and on May 21, the First New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was added to the Union Army at Camp Olden in Trenton. After the second and third regiments had been officially created, many more were added along the way and New Jersey soldiers eventually totaled up to 52 regiments during the War. New Jersey found itself torn between the Union and the Confederacy, as it was entirely involved in enterprises of the South, and was also the last Northern State to abolish slavery because of their legislation o slowly abolish slavery. In the Presidential election of 1860, New Jersey found it torn again as Lincoln received 4 electoral votes and Stephen A. Douglas received 3 electoral votes for New Jersey.
The North army was the Union (led by General Ulysses S. Grant) and the south was the Confederates (General Robert E. Lee). The most famous battle (the Battle of Gettysburg) had the most effect because of the one few-minute speech: the Gettysburg Address. The Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania had a big effect on the armies. In that one battle, the North lost 23,000 men and the South lost 28,000 men. The North won and General Lee took his army back to