After winning approval from Major General Halleck Grant embarked with 30,000 troops into Tennessee. The fort was bombarded by ironclads and wooden ships. Before Grant could storm the fort, two naval officers went out to accept the Confederate surrender. Although 3,000 rebels escaped, the battle was very important because it gave the Union an opening to Tennessee and
In June of 1775, 2,400 British soldiers met 1,600 militia members at Breed 's Hill. While the battle took place at Breed 's Hill, it 's famously called the Battle of Bunker Hill. In the middle of the night the militia members quietly set up at at Breed 's Hill. This forced the British to battle uphill. While it seems like the colonists had all the advantages, they ended up losing because they were extremely low on ammunition.
On Friday, April 12, 1861, at 4:30 a.m., Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter and continued for 34 hours. Anderson did not return the fire for the first two hours. The fort 's supply of ammunition was not suited for an equal fight and Anderson lacked fuses for his exploding shells. At 7:00 A.M., Union Capt. Abner Doubleday, the fort 's second in command, was afforded the honor of firing the first shot in defense of the fort.
The events of the Boston Massacre are recorded as a group of British soldiers firing upon a large group of colonists, killing three people on sight, one expired after the event, three were badly wounded, and four were slightly wounded totaling 11 civilians being shot. With multiple individuals such as Captain Thomas Preston, and Theodore Bliss claiming there were at least 100 people, as well as Peter Cunningham accounting 30-40 citizens gathered at the customs house. All three of these individuals were reliable in their depositions. Bliss and Cunningham were uninvolved in the act, both were bystanders to the situation.
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 Task Force Smith’s battalion were undermanned and outgunned from the beginning. The battalion consisted of roughly 400 soldiers and included 134 men from the 52nd Field Artillery Battalion. Task Force Smith’s arsenal included six M9A1 Bazooka rocket launchers, two 4.2 inch mortars, four 60mm mortars and 75mm recoilless rifles. The weaponry of Task Force Smith was obsolete compared to the NKPA however, they maintained the defensible high ground. It is unclear of the exact weaponry the NKPA had however, what is known, the NKPA brought a force of five thousand infantry soldiers and thirty-six T-36 and T-85 tanks.
The battle of Stones River is indeed one of the most casualty producing battles. Every single soldier who died was following the leaders in command. The Confederate States were fighting for their own ideology, and so did the soldiers in the Union. One of the leaders in this battle was General W.S Rosecrans, born on September 16, 1819 in Delaware County, Ohio. Rosecrans early years were rough due to the limited financial resources from his parents.
The Spanish and Americans won with 15 killed and 6 wounded. The militia had 37 missing or captured. The British said they had 4 killed and 4 wounded. No one knew if the British were understating,especially,because their operation failed. The British retreated,but they killed and captured many residents.
Over three days in July 1863 the union and the Confederacy soldiers fought the battle of Gettysburg. Of all the battles fought on American soil Gettysburg is filled with the most mythology and hyperbole. It has been said the battle of Picketts charge on the first day could have been the deciding factor at Gettysburg. On the Confederate side commander Robert E Lee was very confident and believed they had what it took to win this battle. On the united states side you had commander George Meade who had only been in command for three days before the battle broke out.
The Battle of Lexington and Concord was a bad battle and the first battle of the Revolutionary War, This is also the reason it is called the shot heard around the world. It was called this because the first shot that was fired started the war and it also was a symbolic moment for both sides. The battle started and was a very bloody fight in which many men died. This showed both sides that they were up against an almost equal force and it would be extremely hard to beat the enemy in this war. In the end of this battle 8 miniet men lay dead on the ground and about 50 British soldiers died at the same time.
April 19, 1775, shots were fired and Concord a war ready community. America’s fight for its Independence’s begun. No one expected the long eight year struggle with war verse Britain. The first two British assaults were at Bunker Hill. One Concord Company took these brunt attacks and suffered three dead, the town’s first losses in war.
The south attacked the fort at around 4:00 pm. They overran the fort before dusk. More than 300 African Americans were killed. Some believed that they were helpless after surrendering and some believe that they were running. This had big effects on the war because the north thought that killing prisoners of war was wrong but the south thought it was law abiding.
After the Battle of Kings Mountain, Greene sent one of his best commanders, Daniel Morgan, to harass the British in Western South Carolina. While Morgan went West Greene stayed in the North-central part of South Carolina. Compared to standard military doctrine this was unheard of for a general to divide his forces in the face of a superior force. Eventually, Greene’s plan would pay off when Daniel Morgan would defeat Lt. Col. Tarleton at the Battle of Cowpens, where Morgan would employ unorthodox tactics to deceive Tarleton. Daniel Morgan was well known for his success at the Battle of Saratoga and after two years of retirement came back to assist Greene in his Southern Campaign.