While the Battle at Fort Sumter was the initial battle that signified the beginning of the Civil War, The First Battle of Bull Run, or the Battle of Manassas was the first major battle and took place on July 21, 1861. Both the North and the South thought this would be the last battle. The Union soldiers were led by General Irvin McDowell; an army of about 35, 000 men. The army consisted of 90-day volunteers, including common men. These soldiers were not aware of what they had signed up for.
It is December, 1776 and over the course of the next 10 days we won two crucial battles. we defeated a intense garrison of Hessian mercenaries before withdrawing. We have been through alot, we have done a lot to survive. For the most part we have suffered tremendous casualties through all of the battles we have been through, but we’ve been through thick and thin and some of have survived. Sleet and snow is beginning to fall, after i crossed the Delaware River north of Trenton the previous night, i led the main body of the Continental Army against Hessian soldiers garrisoned at Trenton.
During the American Revolution in the Southern backcountry, there were several battles that served as turning points of the war. These battles outcomes relied on the use/knowledge of the land and weaponry of the opponents. The execution of this knowledge allowed for these simple battles in the South Carolina backcountry to turn into turning points of the entire revolutionary war in the colonies. In the Southern backcountry, the majority of the fighting forces was made up of militia.
Fort Sumter was built on an island at the entrance on charleston harbor in South Carolina to defend the major ports of the United States. Major Anderson decided to withdraw his troops from the fort on April 12, 1861. Beauregard from the confederacy attacked the Union troops. Thank God no one was killed in the attack.
In analyzing the Civil War, there was period of time, notably the first 3 years, that the Union or North was unable to sack Richmond. The factors attributing to this will be examined, laid out, and discussed. With the shelling of Fort Sumter, the Civil War began. Immediately, President Lincoln wanted to capture or put troops inside of Richmond, Virginia due to it being close to Washington, and being the Confederate capital of the War. This move proved daunting in execution.
Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill -April 25, 1781 General Cornwallis moved his troops to North Carolina in order to get more provisions for his men. General Greene followed Cornwallis, but hampered by the lack of food, Cornwallis let Green go and trusted that Lord Francis Rawdon who commanded 8,000 men ahead in front of them could take care of the Americans. Rawdon did lead a large force, however it mainly consisted of scattered loyalist units. The largest of these forces numbered 900 men and was based at his headquarters in Camden South Carolina. Greene detached Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lee with orders to unite with Brigaider General Francis Marion for a combined attack on Fort Watson.
There are many important battles in the civil war. The battle of Antietam was the most important. Because it was the bloodiest battle, the Emancipation Proclamation and it was the beginning of the end of Mclean. Antietam was known for having more than 22,000 casualties, just in 12 hours of fighting. Manly because the battle was fought at close range.
The Civil War was the first war to use railroads and turn them into a weapon of war. During the Civil War railroads became the vital new technology for both the Union and Confederate forces. The great distances separating armies, the need for supplies, and quicker troop movements all increased the need for the railroad. Without this new weapon the Civil War may have lasted until the last man was literally left standing. The ability to implement and use the railroads in the Civil War would play a crucial role in the North’s victory and the South’s defeat.
Robert Anderson and his army of 85 soldiers move to Fort Sumter to seek safety after Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860. Confederate troops attacked lasted for 34 hours. Their was no casualties in this battle.
When the school officially opened in the fall of 1861, teacher George A. Davy had 70 pupils in attendance. For wages, Davy received from families various kinds of produce such as cloth, molasses, and meat. Later in 1863-64, William Woodward taught school for $10.00 a month in which he also collected payment from each pupil and family. During school students used slates and pencils from slate rock found in the mountains east of Franklin. Then each Saturday the straw was removed from the floor where fresh straw was placed for Sunday Services.