Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson (January 21, 1824 – May 10, 1863) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. Confederate pickets accidentally shot him at the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. The general survived with the loss of an arm to amputation, but died of complications from pneumonia eight days later. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy, affecting not only its military prospects, but also the morale of its army and of the general public.
The First Battle of Fort Sumter began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery fired on the Union garrison. These were the first shots of the war and continued all day, watched by many civilians in a celebratory spirit. The fort had been cut off from its supply line and surrendered the next day. The Second Battle of Fort Sumter (September 8, 1863) was a failed attempt by the Union to retake the fort, dogged by a rivalry between army and navy commanders. Although the fort was reduced to rubble, it remained in Confederate hands until it was evacuated as General Sherman marched through South Carolina in February 1865.
On february 11th, Sherman and his men destroyed the railroad depot, and Sent his men in 4 different directions to destroy just about everything in their path, thus starting his “total war” plan. During the September of 1864, a Confederate general by the name of John Bell Hood had to retreat his men as they were being pushed back by Sherman 's men, forcing them to destroy and burn any and all supplies, including food, ammo, and other such things. Sherman had his men leave it to burn, and proceeded to rip through all of Atlanta Georgia, leaving a 60 mile wide path of burning destruction, effectively burning Atlanta to the ground. The reason he did this was because he reasoned the only way to win the war was to break the souths will to fight, and so he did just that. In the year 1869, Grant became president, and Sherman was made a full fledged general.
Charleston Shooting and Confederate Flag Debate The ongoing controversy of the Confederate flag began again on June 17th, as Dylann Roof entered an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine people including the church 's pastor. After the shooting, pictures were taken of Roof holding up the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The act drove our nation into outrage as racially offended people called for the removal of the flag. A month later, South Carolina 's Capitol grounds removed the battle flag and sent it to a military museum down the road. Hundreds came to the monument to witness the flag-lowering.
In April 1775 British general Thomas Gage ordered his soldiers to destroy American rebel Military stores in Concord, Massachusetts. British and American forces clashed in Concord and Lexington starting the Revolutionary war. The New England state militias firepower forced British general William Howe to abandon Massachusetts in March 1776. A new stage in the war began in June 1776 when the British sailed into New York harbor with an army of 34,000 soldiers forcing the militia to retreat. To counter the british fleet in the harbor, David Bushnell came up with the idea to make a small craft that could slip through british waters and plant explosives on ships.A boat that traveled underwater wouldve been ideal but there were alot of technological barriers.Bushnell eventually overcame the limited technoligy of his time and built a one person submarine.
On April 4, 1968, Dr. King Jr. was assassinated by a sniper outside his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. His death, along with robert Kennedy was a major loss in Civil Rights’ leadership. Robert Kennedy was a former attorney general and presidential candidate who was assassinated shortly after winning California presidential primary with a campaign that pledged to bring the races together. After Dr.King’s death people to be shocked and outraged, resulting in riots in more than 130 cities. The death of both, Dr.King and Robert Kennedy, in 1968, caused a drastic loss of leadership for the Civil Rights Movement.
(Exposition) (NR) When the British marched into the South, Maurice Thompson said that Jackson was the only man who could defeat them. So, in January, many American patriots of all different back rounds and lifestyles, came together to stop the growing world power of Britain. Then the redcoats, led by General Pakenham, charged the American bunker. The U.S. citizens (Antonomasia for Americans) blazed volley after volley. Again the panicked British charged and their ranks were broken.
Sherman and his forces tore up tracks burnt down the town of Meridian, crippling the main supply hub and rail depot for the Confederates, Sherman also showed compassion for the civilians along the route by saving some of the homes from the farmers that where just trying to survive. Sherman had Hurlbut and McPherson destroy tracks in four different directions, heading away from Meridian for up to 120 miles; the troops
According to Pants: “Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation Act. 1865- Free slaves, but never the less violence continue for a decade, The Reconstruction period, through the Southerner States, racial tension and violence against slaves, the confederate, for instance, the KKK. In the South. Much blood was shredded in the South through the civil war years, freed slaves suffered and a lot of them was killed, by hanging known as lynching, castrating ,burning their homes, churches and even the slaves because they wouldn’t return back to the plantations. However in April 18654 Lee surrendered to Grant, John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Lincoln, and many refused to mourned Lincoln’s death due to freeing the slaves.
The Texas Revolution was where The Battle of Alamo where President Santa Anna did a 13 day siege and killed off the 100 Texas who were stationed there. This became a major victory for Santa Anna and also inspired the Texans to fight harder because the soldiers who surrendered also were killed off. General Sam Houston later on captured Santa Anna which later they declare impedance from
The Civil War has caused one nation to be divided into two sub nations all while president Abraham Lincoln is in office. President Lincoln abolished slavery, which in turn caused the Civil War. Abolishing slavery naturally gave Lincoln enemies all throughout the south but only a few people acted. John Wilkes Booth met with three culprits who created a master plain to kill the president. The Civil War is what started Abraham Lincoln’s downfall; there for, this act leads to and causes the assassination of Lincoln.
The tension created a conflict that raised a number of political, social, and military events that then proceeded into a battle to abolish slavery from the colonies. After that, In April 1861, the the first shot of the war was fired and more than 600,000 soldiers were killed and wounded. A large portion of the South was consumed by violent battles, making the Union nearly
The Cause of the Civil War The Civil War was a war between the United States of America, and Southern States that had seceded shortly before the war started. It is stated, by U.S History.com, that one of every twenty-five American men died in this conflict, which totals over 640,000 deaths. This being said, looking at the cause of this major event, that shaped our country, is very important. The one immediate cause of this conflict, that happened April 12, 1861, was the one shot fired at Fort Sumter, between Union soldiers stationed at the fort and Confederate forces outside. It is unknown which side fired the shot, but after this one shot, both sides fired towards each other, starting a war that wouldn’t end for another four years.
Furthermore, another mayor event that happened in in the capital building was the attack of the abolitionist Charles Sumner after denounced the “slave power” of committing “the rape of a virgin Territory” (94). In respond congressman Preston Brooks confronted Sumner in the floor of the senate claiming his speech was a defamation and then he beat him so hard that Sumner was absent from the senate for three years. Additionally, in retaliation, on May 24 a small Free-State force under John Brown attacked three cabins along Pottawatomie creek, killing five men with swords and triggered a summer of guerrilla