Life at Valley Forge was obviously horrible, and the ugly truth is that it wouldn’t get much better. Cold was one problem, smoke was another. Hopefully, the soldiers will have the courage to make it through this devastating time. Lack of food, living conditions, and horrid climate are some reasons of why a soldier would quit Valley Forge. One reason a soldier would quit Valley Forge is the lack of food.
A long succession of mishaps in this battle confirmed the exhaustion and frustration plaguing both the Union commanders and their troops. The Union lost almost 6000 men in just an hour, compared to fewer than 1500 Confederates. Both sides again used trenches and earthworks for their protection, but it was ultimately a defensive victory for the South. Grant regretted this battle: "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made...No advantage whatever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained.” It signified the end of the Overland Campaign, but Grant shifted the focus of his operations to a new campaign - the Siege of Petersburg. The end of Cold Harbor is when the anti-war sentiments grew in the North and Grant received the unfavorable nickname of “the Butcher.” However, the campaign as a whole served Grant’s purposes and he was able to move forward with the Siege of Petersburg.
In all contests, people who can play well with severe disadvantages will often claim victory with equally large advantages. Had Robert E. Lee led the Union's army in the Civil War, he would have easily claimed victory, as he was an incredible general and the Union had many advantages over the Confederacy. Robert E. Lee was an elite general who prolonged a war in which many expected his army to fall very quickly. He had many major victories, and one the first and most important was in Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy. Lee started the battle there by scaring the Union General, George McClellan.
He is often recognized as one of the most brilliant commanders of the Civil War, and more specifically the Battle of Gettysburg. Hancock is most remembered for his valiant acts and his commanding of the Union center and repulsing the Confederate assault known as Pickett’s
Custer split his unit into three divisions and carried out the attack. He was met with thousands of Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors that dealt a devastating defeat to George A. Custer and his Seventh Cavalry. Custer and all his men had
At the Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado in 1864, hundreds of women, children, and elderly people were killed while the men were away hunting. They were killed because people of the Colorado militia wanted that land so they fought for it against defenseless people. This made the men afraid to go on hunts for fear that another attack would occur. Document two shows the Native Americans being surrounded by a militia, and they couldn’t do anything about it because they had no one to protect them. Their way of life was also harmed because with the expansion came the building of a railroad.
Others might say the Battle of Lexington and Concord, the first battle, where the British attempted to seize Patriot arms is the turning point. Some might say the Battle of Bunker Hill where General Gage sent 2,400 redcoats to fight colonists where the colonists lost was the turning point because it was the deadliest battle. Winter at Valley Forge where Washington and his troops were low on food supplies since it was harsh winter and 1/5 of every Soldiers died and made continental the troops stronger and more disciplined. One more flip side would be last major battle of the war, Battle of Yorktown, where American and French made Cornwallis surrender his British troops. So, there for the turning point in the Revolutionary War is considered the crucial Battles of Saratoga where the Patriots had a crucial victory in both wars.
The American Revolution was said to have been almost lost on multiple occasions, however, because of the American’s courage, strength and perseverance they were able to defeat the British and earn their independence. Winning a war isn’t an easy task especially against the greatest army in the world at the time, but because of the unity of the American people or the colonists at the time, because of their courage, strength and perseverance they benefited from it and because of these factors they were able to win the war and claim what they so strongly believed they had the right to. Courageous people have been displayed throughout all of history, and especially in fictional tales and stories told by people. However, this is no tale,
African Americans did not only unintentionally cause the war, but they also effected the outcome of the war, and the eventual consequences the nation would face after the war. During the war, blacks were used as motivation to fight, they were willing to help fight, and they even worked their way into the politics of the post war
But people not only refused to believe his tales, they refused to listen” (Wiesel 6). Because Moishe was not the most popular man in town and barely had a sliver of respect from anyone in Sighet; the fact that people could not get over their views of Moishe, most of them ended up dying. If people had listened and believed them, they could have been saved a whole world of pain and suffering. Near the end of the book, Elie was looking backward and forward all at the same time saying, “if we forget, we are guilty,