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
This was suffocating the south. By February 1862 General Ulysses s grant and henry s Foote combined army and naval operations. Union troops finally take position of New Orleans, completing the occupation that had begun four days earlier. By April 24, Admiral David Farragut led a parade of 24 gunboats, 19 mortar boats, and 15,000 soldiers. They surrendered on April 29, and now New Orleans had no securities and protections.
Lincoln didn’t have much military experience; he only did his time during the Black Hawk War. He relied heavily on his Union commanders. The Battle of Frist Bull Run broke out; Lincoln was concerned about Washington and gathered 35,000 troops to protect it. Lincoln wanted to dispense confederate solders who were blocking Richmond. The war was one of the biggest battle of this time; he sent 500,000 soldiers, and ordered George B. McClellan to them.
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.
Farragut accomplished this great feat by organizing an assault on the enemy forts with a daring fleet of 24 gunboats, 19 mortar boats, and nearly 15,000 soldiers on the night of April 24th; it soon forced the forts to surrender. During this attack on the Confederacy’s forts, many Confederate ships were also taken out by Farragut’s fleet which only added to the Confederacy’s defeat in this momentous event. Preceding the the night of April 24th, forces were gathered at a Ship Island south of Biloxi, which was comprised of 18,000 soldiers under the leadership of Major General Butler and the West Gulf Blockading Squadron of Farragut. By April 14th, Farragut had commanded his vessels to below Forts Jackson and St. Philip. Farragut and his naval fleet had to break through the blockade which the Confederacy had set up to prevent Union fleets from entering the Mississippi River.
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 minutemen were trying to push the british out. In lexington nearly 700 british soldiers and 77 minutemen gathered to fight when suddenly a shot rang out, it was called the shot heard round the world.No one knows which side fired this shot to start the battle. After this multiple shots were fired from both sides and 8 militiamen lay dead and 9 injured with only 1 injured british soldier before the minutemen retreated. The
While the Battle at Fort Sumter was the initial battle that signified the beginning of the Civil War, The First Battle of Bull Run, or the Battle of Manassas was the first major battle and took place on July 21, 1861. Both the North and the South thought this would be the last battle. The Union soldiers were led by General Irvin McDowell; an army of about 35, 000 men. The army consisted of 90-day volunteers, including common men. These soldiers were not aware of what they had signed up for.
Shout like hell and fight like devils!” (The Battle of Kings Mountain) Fight they did! One hour later, there were 290 dead, 163 wounded, and 668 taken prisoner. (Scribe, 2014) Major Ferguson lay dead. The next day, Cornwallis received Ferguson’s plea for help. President Hoover summarized “Here less than a thousand men, inspired by the urge of freedom, defeated a superior force intrenched in this strategic position.
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.
It has been 3 days since our triumphant victory at Gettysburg, however it came at a great cost. The battle of Gettysburg could only be defined under the meaning of massacre. I am Indebted to the lord for carrying me out of this battlefield alive and well. I’m surprised that I still carry all my limbs and most importantly my life. Sergeant has reported that there were over twenty-three thousand casualties in the union army, however we dealt a considerable blow to our opposition as well giving the Confederate forces a loss of twenty-eight thousand healthy soldiers.
Lincoln made ¨Gettysburg Address¨ the was a speech. Actual Address only few minutes. His speech redefines the purpose of war. Lee’s army was of 75,000 soldiers headed north through Maryland into Pennsylvania. Lee’s was forced to retreat into Virginia ending the hopes of the confederacy for victory.