One, in particular, would be the North’s abundance of soldiers. Edwin C. Bearss claims, “The South lost the Civil War because of a number of factors. It was inherently weaker in the various essentials to win a military victory in the North. The north had a population of more than twenty-two million people to the South’s nine and a half million of whom four and a half million were slaves”. With the North having more people to go to war with, it was clear their army would be able to defeat the South.
Why was the Battle of Bull Run significant? The first land battle of the civil war 17. Why was the Battle of Antietam significant in terms of: a. Northern morale?
The army needs men for many are not re-enlisting because they think they will die. Some are running away from camp. Others lay ill, dying slowly. This is an unselectable and a terrible fate. The troops are missing extremities.
The Civil War left America in a state of disarray, with over 600,000 casualties of the war and the South founds itself in social and economical ruin. The following twelve years, from 1865 to 1877, even though one may argue that Reconstruction for the South started as early as 1863 with the Emancipation proclamation, marked an era of reconstruction that contained many challenges: first, the reunification of this divided nation, second the conversion of the South, whose economy relied entirely on slavery and finally the integration of the emancipated slaves, culturally as well as politically. It was a time of transition from a belligerent conflict between the North and the South to a political one and a time of many changes. We may thus wonder to what extent the Reconstruction Era was a rupture in American history and paved the way to a unified nation? My argumentation will consequently fall in two parts: on the one hand I will demonstrate that the Reconstruction Era marks the end of a time and then I will show that the reconstruction is far from fulfilling its ambitions.
The battle of Shiloh proved to hold significant importance. It helped the Union in their plan of splitting the Confederate in two which was included in the Anaconda plan. Also, the Union now obtained the Memphis and Charleston railroad, which was vital to communication systems. When looking back on the battle, it is easy to identify the reasons why the Confederates lost the battle of Shiloh.
In the story Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane, Henry Fleming joins the war with the hope of becoming a hero, although Henry shows no sign of heroism throughout the story. In fact, Henry shows traits of cowardice in a multitude of ways during his experiences at war. Henry's high expectations for himself do not make up for his actions in Red Badge of Courage. Despite Henry's high ego, dialogue in Red Badge of Courage reveal his cowardly true nature.
n A The Reconstruction begin as the Civil War had ended, American had fallen apart. It was to repair and renew the North and South but it also damaged the nation. Both sides had deal with vast amounts of damage. The south had suffered the destruction of their factories, railroads, the now worthless Confederate money, and mainly their slave-worked farms.
Lincoln felt certain that he would not be reelected because he had received a torrent of criticism throughout the war. Most recently, with the controversial Emancipation Proclamation, Lincoln had earned the ire of several. And then when people, specifically Northerners, grew to understand the Proclamation as a way of speeding up the war, (something that had indeed been Lincoln's intention) the frustration against Lincoln only mounted once it appeared that the war was not going to be ending anytime soon. At the same time, Lincoln was rarely being regarded for certain strategic victories, such as the removal of the Confederacy from Tennessee. Lincoln's more realistic goal and Reconstruction plans were met with mixed feelings.
But they suffered a major loss, almost 100 British officers lie dead or wounded. The British definitely couldn’t afford to suffer another heavy loss like this. The British really underestimated the American Colonists, they thought that they would easily beat the americans. But they have finally met their match. The British had a total of 1,154 casualties, to the 441 American casualties.
The Civil War was a large milestone in the history of the United States of America. It was a clash of two armies that changed that country forever. The war may have transpired differently if a certain battle had a different outcome. The battle of Gettysburg was pivotal to the Civil War because it was the turning point and led to the defeat of the Confederacy, who had no possible way to recover from this massive defeat and loss of soldiers. The Civil War was moving north; General Robert E. Lee was on a victory spree.
This two day battle was an advantage for the Union, but still suffered many losses. The Union lost over 100 soldiers and had many casualties. General Sherman was able to achieve his mission, which was to destroy the Atlanta railroad lines and because of this the industrial city was vulnerable. By the end of the battle, both nations lost many troops. There was a total of 3,149 casualties.
In the end the South lost about roughly twenty-one thousand men. While the North lost about roughly twenty-three thousand men. The Battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the Civil War because of multiple reasons. The first reason is because of all the casualties on both sides. In total they lost over forty-four thousand men in just one battle.
Even though the Union won the battle, it is clear that Sherman’s strategies that create a major loss on the Union as well. They have lost more men than the Confederate’s army. Sherman’s strategy
In the document Diary of Dr. Waldo (Document C) it shows how bad the conditions were for the soldiers. The soldiers looked like they were not ready to fight. They looked like they were not prepared to fight like other soldiers. In the document Committee of Congress at Valley Forge