The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point in the Civil war. There were a lot of people killed and wounded or missing in action during this battle. On November 19th, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered his famous Address during the power of the new national cemetery at the site of the battle of Gettysburg. The civil war ended with Lee’s army being the last men standing in northern Virginia in April
Did you know that General Grant and General Buckner were friends before the battle? Fort Donelson was located in Cumberland River and Tennessee River. It was a 5 day battle, the Union (North) against the Confederates (South). The Confederate was ruled by the Confederate Military (civilwar.org). Who Was Involved The Union Military was attacking the Fort.
Days before the attack in Saltville, the Union troops fought in Marion and Wytheville. Confederate John Breckinridge had roughly 500 men stationed in Saltville under the command of Colonel Robert Preston. Basil W. Duke, a Confederate general officer, also had another cavalry unit stationed in the town. The Union troops outnumbered the Confederates 1400 to 500. The main commanders
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.
Sam Houston was chosen to be the commander in chief of the Texas army. Then shortly after that Sam Houston died in 1836. The battle San Jacinto was only 18 minutes because Sam Houston’s army was much larger than the Mexican army. But Sam Houston snuck up behind them and started to kill the Mexican army. When Sam Houston captured Santa Anna, Sam Houston’s army wanted to hang him but Sam
The battle of Antietam was near Sharpsburg, Maryland and was on September 17, 1862. This battle was between the Union and Confederates, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was for the union and Robert E. Lee was for the Confederates. This battle was the single bloodiest day, there were around 25,00 casualties altogether from both the Union side and the Confederates side. A couple engagements of this battle were Battle of Harpers Ferry, during which a portion of the Confederate Army under General Stonewall Jackson captured the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry; and the Battle of South Mountain, which involved three pitched battles McClellan’s Army of the Potomac had to fight to pass through Blue Ridge Mountains to meet Lee’s forces. One of the areas
“Stonewall” Jackson. There were many soldiers involved in the Battle of Chancellorsville. There were about 97,382 Union soldiers and 57,352 Confederate soldiers. In total, there were 154,734 soldiers part of the Battle of Chancellorsville. The Battle of Chancellorsville first started when General Hooker played a surprise attack against General Robert E. Lee.
Samuel “Sam” Houston was born in Virginia 1793 and died in 1863. He became a lawyer, congressman, and senator in Tennessee. Sam joined the growing conflict between the U.S. and the Mexican government and became commander of the local army when he moved to Texas in 1832. On April 21, 1836, at the San Jacinto Sam and his men defeated Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in just 18 minutes. He was voted for president in 1836 and in 1841.
Hannah Allen History 2 Coach Jones February 26, 2016 The Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest battle in American history, was the first battle of the civil war fought on Northern territory. It was fought along Antietam Creek, at Sharpsburg, Maryland, and resulted in 23,000 soldiers either killed or wounded in battle. After Second Manassas, General Robert E. Lee went into Maryland, assuming that the possibility of beneficial resources for his cause excused his invasion of the Confederate defensive policy. His complicated plan split his small army. It was doomed from the start when a lost copy of the plan found its way to the Union commander, General McClellan.
Lee began his campaign on June 3, 1863. It aided in the leading of the Battle of Gettysburg because in the early events of the war, the Union authorities were in the dark when it came to Lee’s intentions. When Hooker got word that Confederate troops were collecting about 25 miles northwest of Fredericksburg, he reacted. Hooker called 7,000 of his troopers and 3,000 of his best foot soldiers and gave the orders to “disperse and destroy.” This acted as the first and only offensive that Hooker launched during Lee’s invasion. Lee’s campaign tried to “trick” Union forces by getting them to focus on something else.
While Hill’s men moved west. Burford’s men were waiting. On the end of the first day 90,000 Union troops led by General George Smith. Against 7,5000 Confederate, is commanded by General Lee. On the second day, the Confederates took out the Union troop from Gettysburg and took over the town.
The Atlanta Campaign was a series of battles fought throughout northwest Georgia from May 7, 1864 to September 2, 1864. The Union Commander was Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman and the Confederate Commander was Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. On May 1864, Sherman was battling the Confederate Army of Tennessee for northern Georgia which caused the major manufacturing center and railroad hub, Atlanta, to be at stake. Near Chattanooga, Sherman had 11,000 men and 254 cannons in 3 armies while Johnston had 53,800 officers plus the 15,000 reinforcements in Dalton. In an interview, a Confederate soldier says, "Johnston 's strategy was to take a strong defensive position and waiting for the enemy to attack."
This quickly prompted his attack on Gettysburg where on the first day 50,000 soldiers clashed in battle killing or injuring over 15,000. This took place on the hills south of Gettysburg where the Union successfully held their ground. On the second day they continued the battle where the Confederates gained very little ground but not enough to change the war involving 100, 000 soldiers and with 20,000 killed or injured. It was the final day where the Confederates took a full assault with 12,000 confederates known as Pickett’s Charge which was a center line attacked against the Union. The Union held their ground using artillery fire and rifles which led to retreat of the confederates while successfully pushing them back south.
The war took place between Fort Texas and resulted in the American troops winning and Zachary Taylor protecting the Rio Grande. The battle left many Mexican soldiers dead and Mexicans were forced to retreat to the south. The battle of the Resaca de la Palma took place the day after the first battle and was fought just 5 miles off the Palo Alto site. Many
Sherman was moved to St. Louis, where he served under Henry W. Halleck and completed logistical missions during the Union capture of Fort Donnellson. During the battle of Shiloh, Sherman commanded a division, but was overrun during the battle by Confederates under Albert Sydney Johnston. Despite the incident, Sherman was promoted to major general of volunteers on May 1st, 1862. After the battle of Shiloh, Sherman led troops during the battles of Chickasaw Bluffs and Arkansas Post, and commanded XV Corps during the campaign to capture Vicksburg. At the battle of Chattanooga Sherman faced off against Confederates under Patrick Cleburne in the fierce contest at Missionary Ridge.