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 Battle of Gettysburg in 1863 was a turning point of the Civil War because of geography, casualties, and morale overall. One reason the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point of the Civil War is how the South got discouraged. According to Document A, after 1863 the year of the battle, the Confederates didn’t travel North anymore. The onslaught and carnage of Gettysburg deterred them and made them lose their poise. They no longer thought they were able to go into the North to fight.
The battle of Shiloh was a two-day battle that was fought at Pittsburg Landing in Tennessee. The battle is also sometimes called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing for this reason. It was in the middle of the Civil War, taking place on April 6th and 7th of 1862. In this battle, Ulysses S. Grant led the union forces, and Albert Sidney Johnston led the confederates. Grant originally had planned to move in on the Confederates in Corinth, Mississippi, on April 4th.
On April 12, 1861, the Civil War began and it lasted until April 9, 1865. Throughout the course of the four year battle between the Northern states and the Southern states. There were several comparisons and contrasts between General Ulysses S. Grant and General Robert E. Lee. The Civil War was started because of the economic, racial, and social issues between the Northern and Southern states in the United States. The aftermath of the war was a complete an utter devastation when it came to casualties.
In 1859, Sherman became the superintendent of the Louisiana Military Academy but soon resigned at the start of the Civil War (Civil). He commanded a brigade in the first major battle at Bull Run in Virginia and a division at Shiloh (Wicker). During the war, Sherman gathered an army of men for the invasion of Georgia. They captured and burned Atlanta and began their March to the Sea to capture Savannah (biography.com). He captured Savannah on December 12, 1864 and went north for the capture of the Carolinas (Wicker).
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.
In mid-January Fort Fisher in North Carolina fell to a combined land and naval force. The port city of Wilmington followed a month later. Sherman’s bummers were advancing north. When they reached South Carolina, where the rebellion had begun, any bit of restraint they may have shown elsewhere was pitched aside. By February 20, the state capital of Columbia was captured; fires destroyed much of the city, but whether they were set deliberately by Sherman’s troops or by retreating Confederates or accidentally by Union soldiers celebrating with too much alcohol has been long debated.
He had no intention of ending slavery where it existed, or taking back the Fugitive Act Law. This statement made a lot of people angry, and the Confederation. They attack Fort Sumter, and the war broke out. The federal government didn’t know what to do with the escaped slaves. Some put them to work for the Union forces and
This law was not passed by congress. The war’s turning point was at the battle of Gettysburg. At this battle their was thousands of deaths on each side of the battle field. It ended after three long days and nights with a victory for the union. After the battle, Lincoln presented his Gettysburg Address, which is most likely the most well known speech in American history.
Early thinks it would be a difficult fight, but if Longstreet attacks the left flank, it might draw enough Union troops to the south to make an attack by Ewell and Early worthwhile. Lee mentions Longstreet’s suggestion that they move the army southeast and come between the Union army and Washington, D.C. Ewell thinks that to leave the town, which they have captured, would demoralize the troops, and Early thinks it unwise to move an entire army around the high, fortified position that the Union forces are holding. Privately, to himself, Lee agrees that it would be extremely difficult to move the army without Stuart and his cavalry to guide