The North had beaten the South in the Civil War. The North won the war for many reasons; they had some advantages over the South, a great leader, and the desire to win. The North and South fought many battles before the Civil War ended. Each battle had a different outcome and some encouraging the fight and some ended in despair.
Did you know that after the Battle of Gettysburg, the troops on each side had lost many soldiers? The Battle of Gettysburg, was part of the Civil War that lasted 4 years and it was the Union (North) against the Confederacy (South). This battle, was a win for the Union boosting up their moral, but giving up confidence for the Confederacy. Each side had many casualties and therefore, the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point during the Civil War because of the effects that came with the battle.
One Union leader was Ulysses S. Grant. He was “commander in chief of the Union army” (Stoff 505). Grant helped the course of the war by being determined to win. Also he thought of the idea to “wage total war against the south” (Stoff 508). This meant that “civilians in the south suffered the same hardships as the army” (Stoff 508). Another way he helped the outcome of the war is by winning at Vicksburg and Petersburg.
Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in American History, the Battle of Antietam took place at Antietam creek in Maryland. Strategic plan unveiled and outnumbered, things didn’t start off smoothly for General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army; yet, even with a copy of the enemy’s plan and a two-to-one advantage, did things work out for Union! With one side disadvantaged and the other wasting their advantages, the battle stayed undecided for hours- that is until violent attacks to General Lee’s troop had the Confederate army retreating. Although, the Battle of Antietam does not have a clear victorious side, the Union declared it as a victory and used the victory to justify the “Emancipation Proclamation”
The American Civil War consisted of many battles, all of which include losses and victories to both parties. The Union and the Confederate went head to head during this time seizing land. The Battle of Vicksburg is one of those hard fought battles. For over a month, Ulysses S. Grant and his army gave their all in order to strategically seize the land of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Vicksburg was home to the Confederates and was located right along the Mississippi River causing this land to be a significant gain for the Union. This paper will define the Battle of Vicksburg, why this battle was significant to the American Civil War, and the repercussions of this battle.
In September 1862, a battle was fought in a small town in Maryland. More lives were lost than any other battle or war that the United States has ever experience before or since. This battle had no true winner but it did have consequeses that changed the course of the Civil War. In James M. McPherson’s book Crossroads of Freedom Antietam The Battle That Changed the Course of the Civil War, he shows how small events added up to lead to the Battle of Antietam and ultimately to the North winning the Civil War.
On April 6, 1862 the Battle of Shiloh began and lasted for approximately a day and half; this battle was fought between General Albert Sidney Johnston and General Ulysses S. Grant and led to the South’s demise in the war. The battle site was named Shiloh due to the small church that stands in the middle of the battlefield. In this particular battle of the civil war, General Albert Sidney Johnston died. He was the highest ranking General of the civil war; on either side. General Ulysses S. Grant, and many others, considered this battle to be the bloodiest battle of the civil war.
The Battles of the Saratoga was when American independence won a place in the minds of Europe. The Battles are talked about in Creasy 's Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World, showing the importance of the outcomes of these battles. They showed that the Americans could defeat the most powerful military force in the world. This victory brought foreign assistance which turned the tide of the war. Without these battles, America would never have formed.
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on the days July 1, 1863 to July 3, 186 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The Union the won the battle. It was a major loss for the Confederates. The South was planning on moving the war onto Northern soil if they won the battle but the result of the battle was that the South lost. The war was not fought on Northern Territory for the majority of the war up until the end of the war. Robert E. Lee brought his army of seventy-five thousand men from Northern Virginia through Shenandoah Valley to Pennsylvania. The South was soon detected by the Union. When the Union caught up to them there were ninety-five thousand of them. That 's when the fighting broke out between them on July 1.
The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most crucial points in the Civil War. It helped Eradicate the Rebels/Confederacy once and for all. The Civil War was fought for over 4 years and it lasted from 1861-1865. It was one of the most horrific wars the world has ever known and witnessed. The Civil war was fought over the topic of slavery and the issues it presented, and the injustifications of slavery. The Civil War was one of the longest and hardest wars ever fought. The Siege of Vicksburg was won by Union General Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederate General in the Battle of Vicksburg was John C. Pemberton. Pemberton’s troops made him surrender to Grant because the troops were starving to death (literally) and so he surrendered on July 4th, 1863. This was a major day in history.
The Civil War had many battles and out of all of those battles, The Battle of Gettysburg was the most important. This was because it was the turning point for the whole war. The Battle of Gettysburg was important because of many different reasons. The Union pushed back the Confederates, there were many lives lost and soldiers wounded and even missing, the confidence of soldiers and generals were gained and lost. They both had their own advantages for the battle and each knew that the higher ground was better, but one side came out with the victory and that was the Union. Let's find out more about why the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point of the war.
General Ulysses S. Grant had a great impact on the United States both in his time as a war general and in his time as president. His role in the Civil War was instrumental to the Union victory and the strategies he employed saved many union troops and ended the war quickly. He had many wins, but also many losses and setbacks that were devastating.He learned and adapted through those setbacks and won the war and the American public. The United States would have had a much harder time winning the war and with recovery efforts afterward were it not for General Grant. Grant was a very prominent figure of the time period and led the Union to victory and helped heal the fractured United States afterward.
The most important turning point of the war was the battle of Vicksburg because it split the Confederacy in half, led to the rise of Ulysses S. Grant, and gave the Union control of the Mississippi. The battle of Vicksburg “cut” the Confederacy in half- Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana were cut off from the rest of the Confederacy. This cut off supplies to the Confederacy from the West. It was a major blow both economically and psychologically. Vicksburg led to the rise of the general Grant; the Union victory lead to Grant being promoted to the General-In-Chief of all Union armies. If he hadn’t been promoted, Henry Halleck would have remained in command and Grant would have stayed in the West, which could have changed the outcome of the war.
The good thing about the battle is it ended in a stalemate (both sides lost and won but the South fled so it was Union victory). That’s when Abe Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation. It’s the speech of freedom for slaves. Lincoln didn’t announce it sooner because he wanted it announce it on a victory so he didn’t look weak and needed