The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought on December 11-15th 1862. The Potomac Union soldiers, commanded by Ambrose Burnside, came into battle with over 100,000 soldiers ready for combat. For the Confederacy, the number of soldiers was about half of the Union’s amount with only around 70,000. This battle was the first Urban battle of the war, forcing citizens and families out of their homes and some into the woods. The Battle begins with General Burnside planning to attack the Union army but ended up failing because of a miscommunication at the Rappahannock River between general Burnside and general Halleck. During the dilemma for the Union, the Confederacy was able to occupy a strong position at Marye’s Heights. After the Union crossed, Burnside ordered his left wing to attack Lee’s right. General Meade of the Union then was able to temporarily break Jackson’s line but failed to send more troops in to capitalize on it. In return the Union army was defeated by Jackson. Meanwhile, the Union army was also getting slaughtered by
Patrick Harries, senior lecturer of History at the University of Cape Town, says that the film The Battle of Algiers is a “masterful combo of political statement and aesthetic innovation” (2007; 203). French Imperialism which is the concept of extending French rule and influence through colonization lead to The French colonising Algeria in 1830 but through Algerian nationalism which is a belief that Algeria should be Independent from the French there was a War for Independence that lasted 8 years in Algeria . The war in Algeria occurred because the Algerian people were not seen as citizens in their own country, they experienced food shortages, many were forced to leave their homes but moved back to the cities to live in areas known as bidonvilles
The North had beaten the South in the Civil War. The North won the war for many reasons; they had some advantages over the South, a great leader, and the desire to win. The North and South fought many battles before the Civil War ended. Each battle had a different outcome and some encouraging the fight and some ended in despair.
Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in American History, the Battle of Antietam took place at Antietam creek in Maryland. Strategic plan unveiled and outnumbered, things didn’t start off smoothly for General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army; yet, even with a copy of the enemy’s plan and a two-to-one advantage, did things work out for Union! With one side disadvantaged and the other wasting their advantages, the battle stayed undecided for hours- that is until violent attacks to General Lee’s troop had the Confederate army retreating. Although, the Battle of Antietam does not have a clear victorious side, the Union declared it as a victory and used the victory to justify the “Emancipation Proclamation”
Early in the War the Union won several key battles including Ft. Donaldson, Nashville, and the two-day bloody battle of Shiloh. They also captured bases for the blockade fleets and drove Confederate armies out of West Virginia but the
The battle of Gettysburg consisted of three days of combat between the Union and the Confederacy in the American Civil War in 1863. After defeating the Union Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was optimistic and switched from defense to offense. He hoped to gain the support of foreign forces with a successful second invasion of the North. In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the Army of the Potomac stood between Lee and Washington D. C. under the command of General George Gordon Meade. On July 1st, the two sides fought. Generals Hill and Ewell of the Confederates drove Union forces back towards Cemetery Hill and Culp's Hill. Ewell refused to pursue the Union troops on the hill as he deemed their position too advantageous. Later that day, more Union corps arrived to strengthen the defense further. On the next day, the Confederates attacked the Union's left and right flanks. The Confederates won control of some land but the Union still held the higher ground, Cemetery Hill.
George Nye was a loving husband and hard worker, he also came back from a civil war that tour the nation apart looking like a skeloten. He was a mechanic and was a prisoner of war. He was sick for 6 months. During this time he watched his brothers die, while he somehow survived, day after day, month after month, and yet he survived. When he got home he could not maintain his work because he was to weak. He had to move to Norwich, VT. To live with his family. When he died he left his family some basic belongings but he had almost nothing to give. George Nye lived along life, but he spent a good portion of it sick after returning from andersonville.
For Jefferson Davis, it was a Sunday like any other, however, for the Union army, it was the beginning of the end for the Confederate leader. While in church, Davis received a telegram from General Robert E.Lee stating the Union army was marching towards Richmond and the city would surely fall in the next couple days
The Battle of Antietam had great significance to both sides due to its record high number of deaths in a single-day battle. It marked the end of Lee’s first attempt at invading the Northern states. And, it was considered a victory by the Union giving President Lincoln cover to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. The heavy losses on both sides were due to a lack of Confederate soldiers and poor planning on the Union general’s part. On September 17, 1862, at around 5 A.M., Confederate troops led by General Robert E. Lee and Union troops led by General George McClellan. General Lee created a complex plan that spread his troops out far too thin and a copy of his battle plans even got into the hands of General McClellan. McClellan, however failed
In spite of his determination, he had many weaknesses. He had never made a clear combat policy, leaving generals like Robert E. Lee and Braxton Bragg to develop strategies that suited their purposes. He was also unwilling to replace incompetent or lying generals, shown in the cases of P.G.T. Beauregard and Braxton Bragg. Beauregard thought he should have been appointed President of the Confederacy after the first battle of Bull Run. He filed a report three months after the battle claiming he could have taken Washington following his victory at Bull Run but was ordered by Jefferson Davis not to do so. Jefferson Davis journeyed to see Bragg’s army in Tennessee as other generals in Bragg’s command were demanding Bragg be replaced. Davis did not replace Bragg and did not leave him a strategy to fight the war (www.clevelandcivilwarroundtable.com). As commander in chief of the Confederate States of America, he made a fatal decision in carrying too much weight to defending the Confederate capital of Richmond at the expense of the more western operations, such as the vital defense of the last Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, MS (www.britannica.com). He hoped in the cause of Confederate independence even in 1865, the war’s last year. That was, until he recognized the inevitability of the capture of Richmond. Along with his cabinet and several other Confederate defenders in a day later known as Evacuation Sunday on April 2nd,
It all started when the Confederate Supreme Commander Robert E. Lee launched an assault that brought his army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania (Kagan and Hyslop 140). It is because of this movement of troops that the war shifted from Virginia to Pennsylvania after the Union Army followed them and left Pennsylvania. Lee proved that the Confederate army is capable of winning the war by making a bold move. This changed the Union strategy from defensive to offensive and trying to end the war quickly. On June 9th forces from Jeb Stuart's Cavalry division defeated opposition at Brandy Station and is able to guard the main Confederate army from raids as they marched to Pennsylvania (Kagan and Hyslop 140). This protection greatly lowered Confederate casualties on their march northward. On June 24th, the Army of Northern Virginia
The United States Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865, and left behind 618,000 casualties by the time General Robert E. Lee surrender to the Union Army.
On June 6, 1944, the Battle of Normandy began. This day, also known as D-Day, would go down in history for making a tremendous impact on the war. The German and American forces fought hard, inflicting injuries beyond compare (G1). Many people were highly dedicated to fighting for their country, resulting in many lost lives (C1). Many Americans were so determined that they actually swam into German fire to fight on the coast of France (F1). The D-Day invasion was a very important event in history, and impacted the war in many ways.
One of the wars that I believe has changed the United States the most is the Civil War. The United States was in conflict, the Northern part of the country were free states and the Southern half had slavery. Because the states were divided in half so was the government. Territories, like the Texas territory, wanted to join the United States but because it was a slave-holding territory the people in the North were against it because it would make the slave states outnumber the free states. The Southerners wanted them to join for the same reason. With all of the division in the country it made the election of 1860 very interesting.
Subject: Battle of Normandy in the summer of 1944, between the Allied nations and German forces occupying Western Europe. More than 60 years later, the Normandy Invasion, or D-Day, remains the largest seaborne invasion in history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to Normandy in occupied France.