There were many different battles that took place during the Civil War, each of them being important in their own ways in the outcome of abolishing slavery and settling the differences between the North and South. One of the most significant battles in my opinion was Fort Sumter, also known as the First shot. This battle was significant because, of course, it was the first shot that took place during the Civil War starting the feuding and leading to the rest of the battles between the territories. This battle came about when South Carolina seceded from the Union. Major Robert Anderson and his soldiers were positioned at Fort Moultrie near mouth of the Charleston Harbor.1 Fearing for the safety of his men Anderson moved to Fort Sumter, which was in the middle of the Harbor.
Hannah Allen History 2 Coach Jones February 26, 2016 The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle in American history, was the first battle of the civil war fought on Northern territory. It was fought along Antietam Creek, at Sharpsburg, Maryland, and resulted in 23,000 soldiers either killed or wounded in battle. After Second Manassas, General Robert E. Lee went into Maryland, assuming that the possibility of beneficial resources for his cause excused his invasion of the Confederate defensive policy. His complicated plan split his small army. It was doomed from the start when a lost copy of the plan found its way to the Union commander, General McClellan.
The Battle of Chickamauga initiated after Major General William Rosecrans was coming off his successful Tullahoma Campaign, with the Army of the Cumberland, in the summer of 1863. Rosecrans had outmaneuvered the Confederate Army of the Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg, in Murfreesboro Tennessee, forcing him to move into Chattanooga this maneuvering costed him around 500 troops. President Lincoln was persistent to make Rosecrans move into Chattanooga because of the pivotal role the city had on the South. Chattanooga had important rail lines leading to Nashville, Knoxville, and even as south as Atlanta carrying their iron resource. Chattanooga also held a very good defensive position with the terrain features of Lookout Mountain, Missionary
The war was one of the biggest battle of this time; he sent 500,000 soldiers, and ordered George B. McClellan to them. The war was a victory for the Confederates, and a disaster for the Union; Lincoln took responsibility for the loss of the war. In 1861, Lincoln issued a ‘Memoranda of military policy suggested by the Bull Run defeat’ they were a list of objective that Union military forces were to take. This was an
Union claims victory! The march that had started on November 15th, has ended. Union Gen. William T. Sherman claims the city of Savannah, on December 21st. Many Georgian hearts are broken again, after their recent defeat in Atlanta. This march has caused major damage to the Confederate economy, transportation system, and their will to win.
With this idea the Union was able to take a lot more firepower and make some lethal blows at some very important places in the South including very important ports on the Mississippi River like New Orleans, for shipping, resources, and goods. Davis did lead the South to some victories early on in the war. Davis also did not let General Lee surrender after the defeat at Gettysburg. Most scholars believed that Davis’ leadership was bad at the time of the war. Lee ended up surrendering the Confederacy without Jefferson Davis’ approval.
Cato’s Conspiracy also known as the Stono River Rebellion, devised in Stono, South Carolina, in 1739, during the time England was at war with Spain (History.com Staff, 2009). The Stono Rebellion was the largest rebellion by slaves against their slave owners in American history; it all took place on the Stono River in South Carolina. The particulars of this event in 1739 are unclear, for the reason that the incident wasn’t documented; only personal testimonies were used to get a picture of this incident. The white colonial wrote these records, therefore made the historians to have to recreate the event and discover what caused the Stono River Rebellion and what was the motive behind the slave’s rebellion, (vox, 2015). On a Sunday morning in
It once and for all put an end to the system of slavery in America. But at the same time gave rise to many problems: interracial conflicts and inability to yesterday's slaves and their owners to live in the same area. Introduction A. At the beginning of the second half of the XIX century from 19-million population of America, as many as four million were slaves. At this time, in 1860, the 16th president becomes a national hero and liberator of America American slaves Abraham Lincoln.
The first generation was known for its brutal and immoral acts against immigrants and former slaves. Even most of the white population restrain themselves and did not join the movement. The Ku Klux Klan gained popularity especially in the South. In the 1920s the Ku Klux Klan experienced an overwhelming growth when the United States went trough a dramatic social and political change.
There are two most lasting results of Lincoln’s servant leadership are preservation of the Union and the freeing of the slaves. The main achievement done by him is he led the United State through the American Civil War. This Civil War provides a platform for him to demonstrate servant leadership. On 12 April, the Civil War with the opening bombardment of Fort Sumter, South Carolina. The Southern navy turned away the supply convoy, and the first shot of war at Fort Sumter, it forcing the Federal defenders to surrender after 34 hours.