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Naval Operations During The Civil War
1,743 wordsAt the beginning of the Civil War in 1861, there was little reason to suspect that the United States Navy would play a very big role in the war. The Confederate Navy had absolutely no navy, nor did they have the ability to create one. The south did not contain a single plant that could create a marine engine. (Carrison, page # 17) The government of the Confederate States got underway in the spring of 1861, totally unprepared from a naval standpoint to uphold the independence it had declared. (Co...
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Robert E Lee Battle Of Bull Run
1,078 wordsThe Battle of Antietam was a one-day confrontation between 41, 000 Confederates under the command of General Robert E. Lee and 87, 000 Union troops commanded General George B. McClellan. The stage for Antietam was set when Lee undertook an invasion of the North in late Summer 1862. The war's course was changed. The day marked the Turning Point of the Civil War, after which the North's superior numbers and resources become an inexorable force. Soon after the smoke cleared, Abraham Lincoln used th...
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Army Of Northern Virginia Confederate Troops
1,034 words... slavery had an evil effect on masters as well as slaves. Long before the war, he had freed the few slaves whom he had inherited. Lee greatly admired George Washington, and hated the thought of a divided nation. But he came to feel that his state was protecting the very liberty, freedom, and legal principles for which Washington had fought. He was willing to leave the union, as Washington had left the British Empire, to fight what the South called a second war of independence. Lee had great d...
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Gulf Of Mexico Confederate Forces
1,127 wordsThe Civil War split our nation, Americans fighting Americans, brother against brother. The war lasted four long years, a key battle fought westward was the turning point in the war: the Battle of Vicksburg. Between Cairo, Illinois, and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River twists and winds for nearly 1, 000 miles. Commonly referred to as the trunk of the American tree. The river was vital to both the American Government and to the Confederate forces in the west. The city of Vicksburg, Missis...
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How Did The North Win Civil War
506 wordsHow did the North win the civil war In 1860, anti-slavery Republican Abraham Lincoln won the presidential election. It became the last reason that destroyed thin links between the North and the South. Southerners decided to protect themselves from interference of Northerners; and they found the only way out to separate from the United States of America. Southerners established The Confederate States of America. Secession was viewed as an illegal act by Northerners. The fact caused the beginning ...
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Expansion Of Slavery Army Of The Potomac
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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Confederate Troops Confederate Forces
1,340 wordsTHE GRAND FABRICATION It is almost as difficult to find consistent information about the incident at Fort Pillow as it is to determine the moral significance of its outcome. Scholars disagree about exactly what transpired on April 12, 1864 at Fort Pillow, when General Nathan Bedford Forrest captured the fort with his 1, 500 troops and claimed numerous Union lives in the process (Wyeth 250). It became an issue of propaganda for the Union, and as a result the facts were grossly distorted. After cl...
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Robert E Lee North And The South
687 wordsRobert Edward Lee was born in Stratford in January 19, 1807. His father was Light Horse Henry. He had three brothers and two sisters, yet he was the youngest. His family was also was very rich. Robert E. Lee went to United States Military Academy. He spent much of his time in his library. His classmates admired him because of his leadership and devotion. He graduated in 1829. He had a high honor at West Point, he even became a superintendent at West Point. He improved the buildings and courses. ...
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Washington D C Army Of Northern Virginia
2,101 wordsRobert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montrose, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his fathers library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, Light-Horse Harry Lee, were his heroes. He wanted to be...
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American Civil War First World War
1,944 wordsTo what extent was the American Civil War, the first modern war? The Great War witnessed a significant departure from the Napoleonic tactics and technology familiar to contemporary European military thinkers. Although the defining factor remains ambiguous, there is a tacit acceptance that the First World War epitomizes the modern war. It was a conflict of mass armies waged with highly efficient weaponry, which, coupled with the absolute pursuit of victory, eroded the pseudo-chivalric concepts wh...
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Robert E Lee Ulysses S Grant
2,699 wordsRobert Edward Lee is considered one of the greatest generals in the history of the United States. Lee was opposed to many views of the south, including succession and slavery, yet his loyalty to his native state of Virginia forced him to fight for the south and refuse command of the Union armies during the Civil War. Because of this, he was respected by every man in America including Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant. Robert Edward Lee was born to parents, Henry Lee of Lee sylvania, and mothe...
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