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1,134 words... use much suffering was made by Hoffman. He wrote to the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, stating that Elmira could hold 10, 000 prisoners transferred from other camps. Lt. Colonel Frederick Eastman was put in charge of Elmira prison. Also, another mistake by Hoffman, a letter from Hoffman to Eastman stated that only Barracks number three should be used as a prison camp. It also stated the specifics for the fence. Furthermore it said that 8, 000 or 10, 000 men could arrive shortly. The barrac...
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First And Second Russian Armies
1,460 wordsThe peace between France and Russia in 1807 lasted for five years but was not satisfactory to either side. The Tilsit settlement was thought of by Napoleon as no more than a convenient truce. In 1807 he had been in no position to invade Russia but there was no way that he could tolerate another European power for very long. Napoleon felt that a war with Russia was necessary for crushing England by crushing the only power still strong enough him any trouble by joining her. Napoleon began preparin...
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1,468 words... nch lost 30, 000 men, the Russians 44, 000 including Prince Bagration who died of wounds. The Russians though were clearly more able to handle their major loss. They had unlimited reserves of manpower behind them while Napoleon was 500 miles from his base and 1, 500 from his country. Napoleon though was now driven forward by the belief that the capture of Russias capital city, Moscow, would end the war. In a speech to his troops Napoleon said that Peace lies in Moscow. When the Great Russian...
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1,934 words... on in Abu Simbel. These men were linked to Rameses by blood or through marriage and lived in princely fashion enjoying all the comforts of royalty. Picking this way strengthened and served the new dynasty well but did after awhile cause problems within. Rameses right to rule was granted, in the ancient Egyptians minds, by the gods. The gods Maat, who personified or represented truth, justice and cosmic harmony along with He, who signified divine creative force, were the main gods who showed ...
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A Summarization Of The American Civil War
1,485 words... 25 October 2003 < web >. ~Told me about the battle on the Mississippi: Meanwhile, on April 6, 1862, the largest battle on the North American continent up to that time was being fought near a unassuming West Tennessee Methodist meeting house called Shiloh Church. Grant's Army of the Tennessee was camped near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River ~Gave me the name of G. Buell: He was awaiting the arrival of General Buell's Army of the Ohio ~Told me the numbers of men and of casualties: Gran...
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1,756 wordsAs I thin the President had surely two reasons for using these new and, as it turned out, enormously destructive weapons. 1. The way in which the Japanese armed forces, principally the Japanese army, had conducted World War II. The barbarities of the war had their beginnings in Japan's war against China, which began in 1937. That same year, when Japanese troops occupied Nanking, the human cost was extraordinary: Between 100, 000 and 200, 000 people were killed by the occupying troops for no reas...
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1,630 wordsThe Civil War and Its Ending of Slavery This paper is about the civil war and about how it ended slavery with the emancipation proclamation. I will also talk abou the physical loses of the war. The South, overwhelmingly agricultural, produced cash crops such as cotton, tobacco and sugarcane for export to the North or to Europe, but it depended on the North for manufactures and for the financial and commercial services essential to trade. Slaves were the largest single investment in the South, an...
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1,134 wordsThe Campaign of 1812 should have been a another crusade for Napoleon, but he now faced 2 new policies that he had never faced before, the severe Russian winter and the notorious scorched-earth policy. On June 23, 1812 Napoleons Grande Armee, over 500, 000 men strong, poured over the Russian border. An equal amount of Russian forces awaited them. The result of the campaign was a surprise. Two authors, General carl von Clausewitz and Brett James, show similarities in reasons why Napoleon had lost ...
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2,404 wordsD-Day, Success or Disaster D-Day, Success or Disaster Twenty years after the end of the First World War a man named Adolph Hitler of Germany began a Second World War. On September 1, 1939 Germany invaded Poland, which had a treaty with France and England to protect them. The English, French and Polish were all unprepared to fight, and as a result were beaten terribly. By the next spring France had been totally taken by the Germans. While Germany and there allies, Italy, controlled all of the wes...
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30 P M Cemetery Ridge
1,396 wordsThis most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by the time it ended, it involved 160, 00 Americans. Before the battle, major cities in the North such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and even Washington itself, were under threat of attack from General Robert E. Lee s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed the Potomac River and marched ...
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1,000 wordsNapoleon and the Russian Campaign of 1812 In June of 1812, Napoleon began his fatal Russian campaign. Napoleons immense ego compared to his sense of judgment is the reason France lost to Russia in a disastrous defeat. Napoleons invasion of Russia was an attempt to force Tsar Alexander 1 to agree to the terms of a treaty that Napoleon had offered him four years before. Napoleon gathered half a million soldiers from France as well as all of the vassal states of Europe. Napoleon went into Russia le...
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2,961 wordsNapoleons Russian Campaign Eli Kamara The peace between France and Russia in 1807 lasted for five years but was not satisfactory to either side. The Tilsit settlement was thought of by Napoleon as no more than a convenient truce. In 1807 he had been in no position to invade Russia but there was no way that he could tolerate another European power for very long. Napoleon felt that a war with Russia was necessary? for crushing England by crushing the only power still strong enough him any trouble ...
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2,478 wordsMany traits are associated with Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his leadership in the confederacy. He is known for stark determination, military genius beyond all others, and the ability to turn any army into a fighting machine. Jackson became legendary when a South Carolina general, seeking to rally his own men at Bull Run, pointed to Jackson and shouted, ? Look, there is Jackson and his men standing like a stone wall against the enemy. ? Thus he forever became? Stonewall? Jackson. Jackson? s milit...
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