The Civil War is one of the best known wars in American history. It was the bloodiest war that was ever fought on American soil. Most people don’t know this, but the Union and Confederate navies played a big role in the war. The Union navy caused the Confederacy’s defeat. In comparison of Civil War ships, the size of Civil War navies, and the role Civil War navies played in the war.
The Battle of New Orleans was a monumentous moment in the evolution of New Orleans. The importance of the Battle of New Orleans was to make sure Britain was not able to conquer New Orleans because they would take control of the Mississippi River and essentially control sea commerce. The events that occurred from 1763-1829 resulted in New Orleans being governed under different regimes to ensure safety from Britain. There are two primary sources that will be discussed in order to help define the time period I have chosen. The first primary source is the Treaty of Paris in 1763. The Treaty of Paris (1763) was signed by Great Britain, France, and Spain and with Portugal in agreement, after Britain’s victory of the Seven Years’ War over France and
The Louisiana Purchase was the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the United States from France in 1803. The U.S. paid fifty million dollars and a cancellation of debts worth eighteen million dollars which averages to less than three cents per acre. The Louisiana territory included land from fifteen present U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. The territory contained land that forms Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, portions of Minnesota, large portions of North Dakota; large portions of South Dakota, parts of New Mexico, the northern portion of Texas, the area of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. The Louisiana Purchase was smart move by the United States.
Railroads throughout the later 19th century of history have come to play a major role for the development of small towns we know of today. The railroads played a role into the development of the small town we know as Corinth, MS, which is located in the Alcorn County area. Corinth was known as a hilly town and an agricultural state, but it soon changed due to the fact of the railroads. Corinth was able to create a good strong defensive area due to the town’s railroads. The railroads played a useful role during the time of the Civil War because it could provide the Union and Confederate armies with communication, transportation of troops, and food. The railroads were used during many other times throughout our history for things such as transportation.
The Union wanted to take control of Vicksburg since the beginning of the war. Abe Lincoln knew that gaining control of Vicksburg would help the Union get the advantage in the Civil War. He said, “We can take all the Northern ports of the Confederacy and they can still defy us from Vicksburg.
When conflicting ideologies reach a magnitude so high that agreements aren't even an option, war is generally the conclusion. War is accompanied by a number of negative aspects. Specifically, human fatalities, the destruction of economies, harm to the environment, and quoting the film Platoon, "the first casualty of war is innocence." However, besides all the negative aspects, the side that comes out triumphant, generally gains something of great significance. It could be immense power, stature, or land. But, how does one win a war? Well, there exists multiple tactics to prevailing over the opposing side. There are certain resources to gain the upper-hand, like innovative technology, territorial schemes and environmental conditions. All of these elements helped the Northern forces prevail over the South, during the Civil War of 1861.
The Battle of Vicksburg was the culmination of a long land and naval campaign by Union forces to capture a key strategic position during the American Civil War. The North thought it was the key to winning the war. Vicksburg was the last major Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River, so when it was captured by the Union, it completed the second part of the Northern strategy of the Anaconda plan. The Confederates had a geographic advance, but the Unions advantage of supplies helped them win the Battle of Vicksburg.
The Confederate invasion caught the Union forces off guard. The Union found themselves scrambling to defend New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Colonel Canby decided to reorganize his forces in the area and consolidate at Fort Craig, a main supply depot and fortified position in the area. Col. Canby successfully defends Fort Craig but in the First major battle after the confederate invasion, the Battle of Valverde, the Union loses the city of Albuquerque. Before the Union forces are defeated, the Governors of Colorado and Kansas receive word and assemble a volunteer force. The Unions outcome at the Battle of Glorieta Pass would ultimately be decided by the volunteers from Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. In March of 1862, Colonel P Slough marches his volunteer force of roughly 900 men, most of which were miners, to Fort Union, New Mexico. Once there, Col. Slough joined with the 1,500 New Mexico Volunteers and marched on the Santa Fe Trail to establish a defensive position in Glorieta Pass.
The Battle of Gettysburg happened from July 1st to 3rd, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During those days, the major defeat of the Confederates was documented by Northern reporters present at Gettysburg. The Confederates’ defeat was expressed in many articles and editorials, further disheartening the South. The Battle of Gettysburg was the major turning point of the Civil War. This decisive battle determined whether the Union or the Confederates win the Civil War. The Union’s clever plan of attack led to their victory, but the Confederates could have won the Battle of Gettysburg and possibly the Civil War if they did not underestimate the Union forces.
The confederate troops, controlled by General Albert Sidney Johnston marched, 40,000 troops strong out on April 6, 1862. They attacked an unprepared Union Army at Pittsburg Landing near the Tennessee River. The Confederate Army under General Ulysses S. Grant, was overwhelmed and decided to drop back to what’s known as the “Hornets Nest.” The Confederates initial attempts to destroy the “Hornets Nest” were repelled, by the better cover of the Union. Artillery killed or wounded many. General Johnston was mortally wounded and replaced by P.G.T. Beauregard. The Union army held through the night until they got reinforcements out numbering the Confederates. They made a counter-offensive winning the battle. In this battle, was the bloodiest single
Transportation played a key role in allowing the Union to defeat the Confederate States of America. Transportation in the 1860’s was difficult, because it was fairly limited. Especially during the Civil War, with many people and communities wanting to use these things to transport goods or men wherever needed. One type that played a major factor were railroads, there was a major growth in the 1850’s so by 1861 there was 22,000+ miles of track in the northern states, and 9,500+ in the South (Railroads In The Civil War).
From the time French settlers first came to Louisiana to Spanish control of Louisiana to Louisiana in the era after the American Revolution, there have been many turns of events. Some of these events were significant enough to completely change Louisiana’s course of history. In The Accidental City, James Powell gives us an insight to the unpredicted creation of the city of New Orleans and how much of an affect that it had on the people and the future state of Louisiana.
At first, the Confederate Army had managed to keep the fighting above the Mason Dixon line; however, Northern troops would slip past them and come deep into the Southern states; battles were occurring all around. They had heard of battles in a place called Shiloh, Tennessee, also in New Orleans, Yorktown and Richmond, Virginia. They’d even heard of a battle over at Fort Pulaski, which was located at the mouth of the Savannah River causing them to worry about Henry’s