He realized the high ground south of the town of Gettysburg, with its high bluffs and rocky ledge, was good ground. He knew his battle was a delaying action, waiting for the entire Army of General John Reynolds 1 corp to arrive He dismounted his calvary troops and positioned two divisions on the ridges north and northwest of the town. He was attacked early the next morning and was able to hold them off for two and a half hours allowing the 1 corp with its infantry to reinforce the ridges. This was one of the biggest breaks for the Union forces by keeping the high ridges out of the hands of the Confederate Army, which gave the Union forces the
The Battle of the Alamo took place between February 23 and March 6, 1836. The battle consisted of a thirteen day siege proceeding an all out attack from the Alamo Mission near what is now San Antonio, Texas. The battle left an estimated 300 of the Mexican forces killed or wounded and just two of the Republic of Texas surviving. I believe that this battle really helped to cement the idea of secession into the minds of the Texians and pushed them to revolt. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico at the time, started to move the governmental system of Mexico towards a dictatorship.
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.
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.
Northerners saw the Klan as an attempt to win through terrorism what they had been unable to win on the battlefield. Such a simple view did not totally explain the Klan's sway over the South, but there is little doubt that many Confederate veterans exchanged their rebel gray for the hoods and sheets of the invisible empire. The conditions in the South, immediately after the war, added to Southerners' fears and frustrations. Cities, plantations and farms were ruined; people were broke and often hungry; there was an occupation army in their midst; and Reconstruction governments threatened to seize the traditional white ruling authority. In the first few months after the fighting ended, white Southerners had to contend with the losses of life, property, and in their eyes, honor.
He failed to get the new immigrants on board with the war. He managed to get elected with a campaign designed to end slavery politically, but failed to hold the nation together, Abraham’s assassination is very interesting as well. John Wilkes Booth was born in Maryland in 1838 that remained in the North during the Civil War. As the conflict entered its final stages, he and several associates hatched a plot to kidnap the president and take him to Richmond, the Confederate capital. On March 20, 1865, the day of the planned kidnapping, Lincoln failed to appear at the spot where Booth and his six fellow conspirators lay in wait.
John Brown re-emerged in Harper's Ferry, Virginia with a wild plan to abolish slavery. His plan: to take over the federal arsenal in Harper's Ferry, pass out weapons to local slaves, initiate a huge revolt, and thus free the slaves. What happened: he and his men took over a building but were quickly holed up by Marines led by Lt. Col. Robert E. Lee. He was quickly captured, tried, convicted, sentenced to death, and hanged. Brown's death had a strong impact on the North and South.
Many American citizens in the North and the South were unhappy with the way that the government had handled the issue of Kansas. This is an example of how people fought over slavery before the Civil War began. The possibility of the expansion of slavery in the US was not limited to the continent. In the same year as the conflict in Kansas a document was written by American officials which sought to gain the colony of Cuba from the Spanish through either diplomatic or forceful negotiations. The Ostend Manifesto was supported by many in the South because they knew that if Cuba were to join the union it would become a slave state and many in the North feared that there was a risk of war with Spain did not wish to see the slave states gain any power in
After the Civil War the abolishment of slaved black Americans had an uphill battle that would, and in many ways, continue to this day. At the earliest period of time the rise of the KKK and Jim Crow laws attempted to marginalize the newly freed black population with open violence and little justice coming from the law. A sense of hopelessness griped many in the black
Although revered for his efforts and courage in the North, the South typically viewed John Brown as lawless murderer and condemned him. At this point, many abolitionists felt the need to abandon their means of peacefulness in their demands to end slavery. Southerners were shocked and scared regarding the matter since he had means of organizing a slave rebellion, even though he was a white man. The raid had caused a great amount of fear for slave revolts and abolition in the South, thus pushing further the issue of