After being defeated in New York city, Washington’s troops retreated to New Jersey. They were attacked by the Hessians and were pushed to cross the Delaware River into Pennsylvania. The Continental Army was vanishing, however they decided to attack Hessians in offensive position at Trenton, New Jersey. With 2400 soldiers, the Continental Army won the battle. Importance was that in this battle, Continental Army captured 900 prisoners, which inspired more soldiers to join them (many soldiers were about to leave because of their contract).
Sherman sent several distractions, to confuse confederate general Polk and also surrounded Mobile Bay so they could not send reinforcements to their confederate counterparts. Sherman’s plans worked so well that Polk thought he was attacking Mobile Bay and thereby evacuated Meridian. One of the other regiments that split apart from Sherman’s army wasn’t so lucky. The regiment led under officer Smith met confederate resistance and in the midst of a retreat, the entire left flank of his army
The minutemen were trying to push the british out. In lexington nearly 700 british soldiers and 77 minutemen gathered to fight when suddenly a shot rang out, it was called the shot heard round the world.No one knows which side fired this shot to start the battle. After this multiple shots were fired from both sides and 8 militiamen lay dead and 9 injured with only 1 injured british soldier before the minutemen retreated. The
The American troops occupied the right side of the battlefield and the French held the left command by Rochambeau. On September 28, Washington reconnoitered the enemy’s placement on the field and planned his attack. That night Cornwallis’s men deserted their outpost. Cornwallis sent word to Sir Henry Clinton for reinforcements from the British fleets and army. Cornwallis later learned that Clinton’s departure has been delayed, and he would not be receiving the reinforcements he desperately needed.
By mid-November, having captured the ridge, his estimate proved eerily accurate, with 15,654 Canadian fallen. The Legacy of Passchendaele The British lost an estimated 275,000 casualties at Passchendaele to the German’s 220,000, making it one of the war’s most costly battles of attrition. The more populous Allies could better afford the losses, especially with the recent entry of the United States on their side, but the battle had delivered a blow to the collective morale of the British Expeditionary Force. Passchendaele, often remembered as the low point of the British war effort, remains synonymous with the terrible and costly fighting on the Western
General Washington ordered his helper Lafayette to take 8,000 men and block Cornwallis’ way to escape by land. When they set off their way to block Cornwallis’ escape General Washington led 16,000 men. The Patriots and General Washington surrounded Cornwallis’ and his men’s way. The Patriots fought until October 19 1781. Until Cornwallis sent a drummer and a soldier with a white flag where they meant that they surrendered.
The Battle of Chancellorsville first started when General Hooker played a surprise attack against General Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee then counterattacked starting the Battle of Chancellorsville. After the Battle of Chancellorsville started, General Hooker had gone far to the left of General Robert E. Lee into the wilderness. General “Stonewall” Jackson took 30,000 men to cross in front of the enemy’s army and swung around to behind. General Robert E. Lee was left with 15,000 men to hold off General Hooker’s army.
This was the first gun. As soon as he had fired he said “Damn you, fire”. I am so sure that I thought it was he that spoke. That next gun fired and so they fired through pretty quick.” According to John Adams HBO Mini Series, Captain Preston said during the trial that he was standing in front of the soldiers ordering them not to fire, but when one of his soldiers got hit in the head with a club he stood back up and fired into the crowd. After that, the rest of the soldiers fired.
Shout like hell and fight like devils!” (The Battle of Kings Mountain) Fight they did! One hour later, there were 290 dead, 163 wounded, and 668 taken prisoner. (Scribe, 2014) Major Ferguson lay dead. The next day, Cornwallis received Ferguson’s plea for help. President Hoover summarized “Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position.
It has been 3 days since our triumphant victory at Gettysburg, however it came at a great cost. The battle of Gettysburg could only be defined under the meaning of massacre. I am Indebted to the lord for carrying me out of this battlefield alive and well. I’m surprised that I still carry all my limbs and most importantly my life. Sergeant has reported that there were over twenty-three thousand casualties in the union army, however we dealt a considerable blow to our opposition as well giving the Confederate forces a loss of twenty-eight thousand healthy soldiers.
On the trip the Americans feared that they might be attacked by Spaniards while passing the West Indies, but thankfully none were found. The ship reached Florida in splendid condition. Meanwhile, at Santiago Harbor the Americans were trying to get in but could not because Santiago Harbor has a narrow entrance and the channel was filled with Spanish ships. So Lieutenant Hobson was ordered to take his ship the Merrimac and sink it to block the entrance. But he timed the sinking at the wrong time and was captured by Spanish fleet instead.
Seeing how fast people were dying, Nelson demanded to the Captain of Marines, to disperse his men around the ship. For some reason, Nelson thought he was going to die in this battle, he made it obvious and took the time to say bye to all of his loved ones. Consequently, the Victory and the Redoubtable collided together and leaving little to no space between both ships. The Redoubtable closed the gun ports to avoid the French marines from accessing the boat. A musket ball fired from the Redoubtable and hit Nelson, he new this shot was fatal and that he made the right decision by saying goodbye to all his loved ones.
Then in 1831, the Black Hawk War began. The governor called out the militia, and Lincoln volunteered for service. Lincoln’s term of service ended after 30 days, but he re-enlisted, then a month later, he re-enlisted again. He served a total of 90 days, but saw no fighting. He later recalled that he had “a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitoes.” Before Abraham joined the army, his friends tried to talk him into becoming a candidate for the state legislature.
Days pass without reinforcements and it 's soon discovered that Hawkeye assisted his colonist friends in abandoning the fort. He is arrested for sedition and sentenced to hang. When Cora questions him, asking why he didn 't leave too, he claims his only interest remains in the fort: her. She confronts her father, proudly asserting her beliefs that, maybe, the British do more harm to the colonists than good. The fort is soon overrun by the French and Munroe is forced by Montcalm to surrender.