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.
Ulysses S. Grant, 1861-1863 The paper conducts a chronological examination of the impact operational education and experience had towards the rise of U.S. Grant as an operational commander, focusing on involvement during the initial two years of the American Civil War in the Western (Mississippi) Theater. The origins of Union Strategy, and Grant's evolution as an operational commander, is seen through operational experiences in early Civil War battles at Belmont, Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, and Vicksburg. Discussion cites the complementary nature of a firm moral foundation towards credibility as an operational leader and commander, highlighting experience as a key in the commander's education in balancing the operational factors of time,
George Patton is one of the greatest leaders in the world wars, he faced situations such as the battle of Normandy in World War 2, yet he never surrendered. You may wonder who is George Patton and what did he do? George Patton was one of the best army generals the world has ever had, who helped stop World War 2 with his marvelous plans and victorious battles. According to himself –“It’s better to fight for something than live for nothing.” Considered one of the most successful combat generals in U.S history, George Patton was the first officer assigned to the Tank Corps.
George Washington was the first president of the United States from 1789 to 1797. He was a true hero of the United States; he is also known as the “father of his country”. Washington had all the best qualities a leader needed. He was humble, and he had no selfish needs and did not misuse his power to fulfil his needs, he was willing to serve, he understood honor and discipline, and he stood up with our fighting force as general and fought. He was a man who understood there was a God
George McClellan. Born December 3rd, 1826 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He is famously known for being a Union leader during the Civil War, but he has had several other accomplishments while serving in the United States Armed Forces. He graduated the Military Academy (West Point) in 1846, and shortly after that, he fought in the Mexican War. Following his service in that war, he began teaching military engineering at West Point.
The Battle of the Bulge is regarded as one of the hardest fought battles of the Second World War. Formally known as the Ardennes Counteroffensive, it was fought in the forested Ardennes regions of Belgium, France and Luxembourg. The offensive began with Hitler’s assault against the Allied Western front line on December 16, 1944. The duration of fighting took place in the bitter cold of the Rhine winter, and ended with Allied victory on January 25, 1945. Over the course of the battle, nearly 500,000 German soldiers were deployed, as well as 600,000 Allied troops.
“I risk my life for my buddies, to protect my friends, and fellow country men.” Chris Kyle was the best Navy seal in the United States history. They recorded over 150 kills in his career. The Iraqi military was so feared of him they called him the devil, and put a bounty on him. Chris was the best United States Navy Seal in U.S. history.
Luke Hameloth Mrs. Hameloth HS History General George Patton is regarded as one of the greatest military leaders in the history of the United States. Throughout his life, he accomplished many great feats. His tank brigade helped win countless battles and he was instrumental in the invasion of Sicily. Even though General Patton is no longer with us, his daring achievements will remain with us forever. George was born on November 11th, 1885 to a family with a large background in the military.
Winfield Scott Hancock Winfield Scott Hancock played a very significant role in the Union's important victory at the town of Gettysburg. Without Winfield Scott Hancock’s brilliant leadership in battle the Union might have lost the battle of Gettysburg and their overall cause. He was thanked by Congress for his significant part in the three day battle at Gettysburg. Hancock served four decades in the U.S. Army and the Union Army and was given the nickname of Hancock the Superb. He was very well respected and liked by all of his men and his superiors.
In contemporary culture, famous figures such as politicians and celebrities usually don't deserve emulation. Often, they are corrupt, dishonest or haughty, but they are still worshiped as a hero. The true definition and description of a hero, according to World Book Dictionary, is an individual admired for his/her bravery, great deeds, or noble qualities. A hero is a person respected for his/her contribution to a particular field or cause. Throughout history, many people have exhibited these qualities.
General Macarthur's inspirational speech, Duty Honor Country, a speech he so eloquently delivered on May 12, 1962, proved to be one of the most powerful speeches in history. He praised the soldier's bravery, courage, and highlighted their tremendous impact on everyday life through various claims. He makes this assertion by characterizing the soldiers through his slogan Duty Honor Country. General Macarthur also uses pathos by mentioning religion to convey emotional feeling from the audience. MacArthur’s purpose is to paint the image of how an ideal soldier should be in order to shape their lives as military leaders.