James Longstreet was educated at westover near Augusta. Received another kind of education their and later on it would help him become a good soldier. James Longstreet first offered his service to the Confederates through the state of Alabama after resigning his commission as a major part in the U.S. army. Longstreet first saw war in the Mexican-American War. In the Mexican-American War it really showed his leadership and that is how he became a general.
Scribbles on Scrap: A Mission Command Analysis of the Battle of the Little Bighorn The massacre at the Little Bighorn in 1876 was one of the most recognizable battles in American history. The defeat of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and the slaughter of 268 Soldiers by the Sioux serves as an enduring subject of study for contemporary military professionals. The basic modus operandi for command principles in the times of the Indian Wars loosely mirrors the mission command philosophy of today; however, if we still lay credence to the efficacy of the mission command philosophy, how was it that a conventional force under the direction of a battle proven leader was defeated by an irregular enemy? In the end, Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer’s complacent
Robert Lee’s contributions to his nation begin before the Civil War in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). The war between the U.S and Mexico began with the United State’s annexation of Texas in 1845 and disputes over land. Lee first starts to establish himself in his aid in the Battles of Cerro Gordo, Veracruz, Contreras, Churubusco and Chapultepec. These are valued by his nation and for his service, Lee received brevet promotions to lieutenant colonel and colonel. As a captain on the staff of General Winfield Scott, the battles including the Siege of Veracruz, Cerro Gordo and Contreras became the most crucial.
“The Gettysburg Address” is specifically made up to this point in time in our nation’s gruesome history. We need to realize brother is killing brother during this time in our nation’s history, these men fought for what they believed in and President Lincoln shows us that each man that fought and died on these grounds need to be honored. Not for their courage, but for their efforts to shape America so that we can make it a better place and a safe haven so that all men can have equal
“Remember the Alamo!” “In this war, you understand, there are no prisoners.” General Santa Anna told this to his generals after the surrender of Bexar and Cos. Some of the factors leading up to the Battle of the Alamo were the different languages, religions, and different ways of thinking. Americans wanted Manifest Destiny, or the idea that they had a right to move west to Califorina, while Mexicans could barely stay united as a country. Americans took advantage of Mexico’s disabilty to stay together and claimed part of Texas, starting the idea of the Texan Revolution against Mexico. During the Texan Revolution, one of the most important battles was the Alamo or “El Alamo”, named after the cottonwood trees surrounding it.
History Channel’s Texas Rising is a historical drama that follows the fight for Texas independence after the Battle of the Alamo and the rise of the Texas Rangers. It shows how General Sam Houston leads a group of Texas Rangers into a war against General Santa Anna. General Houston and the Rangers fight against insuperable odds to defeat the Mexicans and gain independence. The miniseries is enthralling to watch with compelling characters and an engaging storyline. However, Texas Rising is not historically accurate.
You have not had a bath in weeks, and it was been months since you have even seen a real bed. You may get sand in your underwear. haha. But now from here you cannot quit, because quitting is just for wusses. Safety your country, completing your vital mission with your squad, and that was absolutely what you are going to do.
This quote, from Brutus, means that his own thoughts and conflicts overwhelm him. In addition, his thoughts and conflicts refer to his idea that if Caesar becomes king, that he will end up harming or endangering Rome. Brutus believes killing Caesar, results to the only solution to help and protect Rome, which relates back to his conflict. Overall, Brutus’ internal conflict involves deciding to kill Caesar, or not, because he does not necessarily want to kill Caesar, but sees it as the only way to protect Rome and its people. His love for Rome and the Roman people proves greater than his love for Caesar, who he somewhat looks to as a friend.
But Okonkwo goes anyway, which leads to him killing Ikemefuna because "He was afraid of being thought weak." Okonkwo was too proud to have stayed home and done the ethical thing. Okonkwo's pride is displayed throughout the entire book with his constant focus on strength and his fear of being thought of as a coward. Going from the beginning to the end, in chapter 24 Okonkwo kills a head messenger during a meeting. "He knew that Umuofia would not got to war.
Macbeth fears Banquo so much that he will “champion his utterance” and will battle anybody to keep his crown(77). This demonstrates that rather let Banquo be king, he is going to challenge and fight him for his crown. Banquo is the only person that knows about the prophecy and he is also suspicious of Macbeth killing Duncan. Instead of letting Banquo's’ son receiving the crown easily, Macbeth is going to challenge him for the crown. In order that Macbeth can be king, he has to kill Banquo and his son, so they don’t take crown from
Colonel Slough would continuously use tempo to keep pushing the Confederate forces back without delay. He refused to let the Confederate forces have the time necessary to regroup and reorganize. Colonel Slough would also change from offensive operations to defensive operations and fight the Confederates with a defense in depth. A defense in depth requires an extreme amount of tempo and Colonel Slough would continuously flank the Confederate forces as they would advance through the canyon. Using primary, alternate, supplementary, subsequent positons, the union force were able to attrite the Confederate forces as they gained ground.
Was the US justified in going to war with Mexico? This eternal question is arguable and could be thought of both ways. The US and Mexico had an argument about the southern border of Texas, which recently annexed with US. The basic reason behind this war was to get hold on territory between the Rio Grande and the Nueces River. This question has several answers and opinions because of 3 main reasons: Manifest Destiny, Treaty of Velasco, and the war of Palo Alto.
The reconnaissance team informed Lee that the Federal line was not completely extended past the little round top. Longstreet, who was positioned down towards that end of the Union line where the Union line was thought to be exposed, was told to attack that flank. Lee also commanded Ewell to attack the northern flank. When Longstreet received his orders he said, "The truth will be known in time, and I leave that to show how much of the responsibility of Gettysburg rests on my shoulders.” Longstreet thought his attack would be the most important assault in the war; he treated it as such, but that was yet to come. (The Battle of Gettysburg, Web; the Public Square, Web).
Everyone knows what the Alamo is and most know the story of it, how the Texans, led by William Travis, James Bowie, and Davie Crocket, had to try and fend off the Mexican soldiers led by Santa Anna. Being outnumbered all the Texans rebels had to fight for was for the pride of Texas and that is what they did and from that some famous myths about certain things were created during the fight like Travis’s line in the sand or Davie Crockets willingness to fight to the death. Randy Roberts and James S. Olson are able to relate the well-known story of the Alamo to the readers and really get into both the Mexican and American perspectives. In “A Line in the Sand the Alamo in Blood and Memory”, Roberts and Olson are able to separate what really happened
The government versus the people will forever be an impending battle in our society, no matter the year or how society changes, there will always be a gap between the two. The burning of the Branch Davidian Compound is no different. When examining an abundance of diverse sources on the event, it’s easy to question who is in the wrong. Even as I read through articles and watched a film, my opinion was regularly changing. But in a society where the government and its employees are supposed to be our protectors and saviors, there is no doubt in my mind that if the ATF had handled the situation differently, many lives would have been spared.