"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.
In the book, Chamberlain and his battalion make up the rear of the Union, and are defending the Union from any possible attacks by the Confederates. The Confederates attacked the Union's flank at Little Round Top Hill, and forced Chamberlain's men uphill. His courage and decision making allowed for the tactical advantages of the Union to defeat the Confederates. As the Union was forced uphill, they started running out of ammunition and supplies. Desperate, the Union looked for an idea, as they couldn't survive any more waves of troops for long.
Although abolition was to be one of the major results of the Civil War, the war was fought for nationalistic reasons, not to destroy slavery. The Confederacy found a great commander while many of the northern generals in the early stages of the war proved indecisive. Gradually Lincoln’s stock rose and the Confederacy faced greater problems than the North. The Confederacy had to create an entire administration under pressure and it contained no broad authorization for laws designed to advance general welfare. B. Fort Sumter (1861)- the Confederates had seized most federal property in the south except for two strongholds Fort Sumter and Fort Pickens.
Attorney Nolan offers a different view of General Lee and his accomplishments and undoing’s on the battlefield. I believe it was clear from the start that the South did not have the manpower or the resources to make the battle equally weighted on both sides. General Lee believed he could win the battle if they could pursue a strategic offensive against the North. However it became clear to him that the “superior numbers of the enemy” was a big concern. If he was a great leader why fight a battle you know you can’t win and lose so many lives, especially since Lee knew he would be eventually defeated.
Preferably, it was a war tactic to militarily weaken the South and preserve the Union, add soldiers to the Union cause, and in many opinions please abolitionist northerners. What did Abraham Lincoln do and think when taking in consideration slavery during the Civil War? In Abrahams first Inaugural Address he states” I do but quote from one of those speeches when I declare that I have no purpose, directly or indirectly to interfere with the intuition of slavery in the states where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. “(pg.
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
His speech, given in 1858, stated that, a divided house cannot stand and visualized that America can not endure a “half-slave and half-free.” This clearly showed that he was a moderate and was therefore not up to task, in the views of the southerners, to be able to tackle the abolitionist they perceived as a threat. He countered this by stating he will uphold the doctrine of states right. Most southerners distrusted him.. His victory in the election led to the secession of eleven southern states from the union leading to the formation of the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as its president. This was viewed by
So the Prussian Army, lead by General Gebhard von Blucher and the Anglo-Allied Army, lead by the Duke of Wellington decided to mobilize and conduct a coordinated invasion against the French in 1815. Napoleon was definitely going to have to think of something to get him out of this one because the Prussian Army was a metaphorical machine and the Duke of Wellington’s army was just as experienced. All the western European countries mobilized together and the Seventh Coalition was attempting to defeat Napoleon. Napoleon had to use strategy to win this battle. He knew that the number of soldiers he had were greatly outnumbered by all the country’s armies that wanted to end his rule, so he had to act fast.
The Tsar therefore made the decision to make himself commander and chief of the army, with becoming Chief of the army, the Tsar was made directly responsible of all of the Successes that the Russian army suffered, but also all the defeats would fall onto his back. This decision I believe therefore rested the fate of his control of the Russian people entirely on the outcome of the war. Although when war was declared the vast majority of the Russian peoples joined together and put all differences aside in the hope of supporting the war effort, there positive attitude was short lived. The Russian army had been known as “the Russian steamroller” but after the first 6 months the Russian army had faced crushing defeats at Tannenberg and the Masurian lakes. Things only got worse over the next 6 months as it was estimated that a staggering 4 million Russian soldiers were either, killed, seriously wounded, missing in action, or had been captured by opposing forces.
They fought each other to take control of slavery in America. After half of the Civil War had passed, President Lincoln had a significant speech in Gettysburg. It created people’s trust in Lincoln and motivated people fighting for anti-slavery. The president also mentioned that the United States passed through many obstacles to become a huge country, and he ensured that the Civil War was a test that would show that this nation can be long enduring. In my opinion, the Gettysburg Address is such a great speech because of its power opening, brevity, and a perusable ending.