Did you know that after the Battle of Gettysburg, the troops on each side had lost many soldiers? The Battle of Gettysburg, was part of the Civil War that lasted 4 years and it was the Union (North) against the Confederacy (South). This battle, was a win for the Union boosting up their moral, but giving up confidence for the Confederacy. Each side had many casualties and therefore, the Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point during the Civil War because of the effects that came with the battle.
“Robert E. Lee (1807-70) served as a military officer in the U.S. Army, a West Point commandant and the amazing general of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War 1861-1865. In June 1861, Lee gained command of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he would lead for the rest of the war. Lee and his army achieved great success during the Peninsula Campaign and at Second Bull Run and Fredericksburg, with his greatest victory coming in the bloody Battle of Chancellorsville. In the spring of 1863 Lee invaded the North only to be defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg. With Confederate defeat a near blowout, Lee continued on, battling Union General Ulysses S. Grant in a series of battles in Virginia in 1864-1865 before he finally surrendered
During the Civil War, there were many major battles that have happened during the war period, one of the major battles was the battle of Gettysburg. The Gettysburg battle was considered as the turning point battle in the Civil War. The significance of this battle was a Union victory that stopped the Confederate General Lee’s second invasion of the North. This battle was reviewed as the most important engagement of the American Civil War. This fight happened because of General Lee wanted to invade the North but failed.
Harrison, a Confederate spy, found out that a large group of Union troops were moving north. The Union troops are moving fast and dangerously close to the Confederate army. Harrison returns in the middle of the night to the Confederate camp Longstreet was laying in his tent, watching the rain and thinking about his dead children. His aide, Sorrel, arrives, and tells him that the spy who is named Harrison has just arrived . longstreet came to meet harrison and the spy told his discovery to General Longstreet. Longstreet was doubtful at first, but then Harrison convinces him that he has actually seen the Union troops coming to them. Longstreet quickly wakes up General Lee who is the commander of the Confederate army. Then he remembers to tell Longstreet that the head of the Army of the Potomac has changed: it 's now General Meade, not General Hooker.. Lee is also skeptical, since he has sent General Stuart with his horse to keep an eye on the Union army’s each movements. But Longstreet believes that Stuart is out joyriding. And he had enough of him that he mention when he comes back he would stomp him. After the discussion, Lee deciding to move toward a town called Gettysburg in the morning. When Longstreet rides
This battle was also a Confederate victory. In this battle, Stonewall came up with a genius plan of splitting up the Confederate soldiers and sending them behind the unaware Union soldiers. Stonewall Jackson came up with this plan because the Confederate army was completely outnumbered and there was no way they could win, gun to gun. A quote what supports the fact that Stonewall was a genius military strategist states: “Northern soldiers were caught almost completely unaware and quickly succumbed to panic and rout, resulting in one of the most striking tactical victories of the war.” (Hamner). This quote shows how Stonewall Jackson's plan was a great success and lead to the Confederate win. Hamner states, “Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the chief architects of the stunning Confederate victory at the battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863.” (Hamner). This quote shows how Stonewall, was a genius military tactician, and visioned a Confederate
All in all, Sherman and his army caused a lot of problems for the South, and a lot of victories for the Union. His march was even said to have saved Lincoln in getting re-elected. If Sherman's army didn’t enter, “total war” then the battle
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.
Do the historians argue that the South lost the Civil War or that the North won it? Do they argue that the North’s advantages or the South’s weakness were more important? What is their most important evidence to answer that question?
The Battle of Antietam (Battle of Sharpsburg) was a battle of the American Civil War, battled on September 17, 1862, in the Southern United States between the Potomac army led by Union General George McClellan and Northern Virginia army led by Confederate General Robert Lee near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam (McPherson, 2003). September 17th, 1862, has been termed as one of the bloodiest day in the U.S. History, with more than 23,000 men becoming causalities of the war. The research paper will then highlight the forces engaged, assets, and liabilities of both side, the battle overview, and significance of the Battle of Antietam to American History. The Battle of Antietam is one of the most significant battles of the American Civil War.
Stonewall Jackson had a very influential role in the Civil War battle and will be forever remembered. He was a very smart man and did a lot to fight for his home state Virginia. He went off to join the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He had a very difficult childhood and yet he made it to this school and graduated. While he was in the military he had served under General Robert E. Lee. He had a great influence in many of the important battles.
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.
During this, General Lee marched northward in hopes of finding supplies in Pennsylvania, making a victory for the Confederacy, and forcing the Union to give up. On July 1, 1863, Confederate troops moved into the town of Gettysburg; here the Confederate troops met the Union cavalry. From here a fight developed, and it would become the Battle of Gettysburg, the greatest battle in North America. On the first day, the two forces stopped on opposite ridges; Lee, who was in favor of attacking for one more day, discussed a plan with General Longstreet, who was against the attack. The center field was the place at which the battle took place. On day two, Alabama soldiers decided to assault an undefended union position on the ridge; this could bombard the Union lines on the ridges. However, Union soldiers under Colonel Chamberlain noticed the plan before it occurred, thus preventing it and saving the union from defeat. On the third day, there was a brief attack between the force. Abruptly Northerners noticed 15,000 Confederate soldiers formed a mile-long line that was three rows deep coming running toward them. This line became known as Pickett’s Charge. The name was after Commander Pickett who was the only commander among the men on the center field. As a result, Northern soldiers began shooting, and after 30 minutes, the battle ended
Chapter four opens with Confederate men attempting to teach an English war-observer, named Arthur Fremantle, how to play poker. While this takes place, Longstreet sits underneath a tree, contemplating over where the Union’s troops were located. Longstreet’s aid, Sorrel, comes to inform Longstreet that a man named Pettigrew believes he