The Battle of Chancellorsville took place April 30th-May 6th 1863. Joseph Hooker led the Union in this battle and Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were Commanders of the Confederate States of America (Civil War Trust). Lee and Jackson conceived one of the boldest plans of the war, and it was because of this plan that the Confederate States of America won the Battle of Chancellorsville (Civil War Trust). Many lives were lost in the battle, however there was one loss that was the most profound to both sides of the war. Joseph Hooker, the commander of the Union in this battle was a war veteran before the Civil war (Civil War Trust).
Booth assassinated president Lincoln t at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C in 1864. The 16th president was assassinated for doing his job. The assassination was unjust because he was so great to his country. By preserving the union during the civil war. Which eventually led to the freeing of the slaves ; the Emancipation Proclamation.
Ulysses S. Grant By: Isabella Dion Ulysses S. Grant was an important man in the Civil War but his presidency is said to often be overlooked. Grant was said to fail at many things and be one of the worst president the U.S has had. He was a very important man in the Civil War and won the battle that ended the war. Early Life: Ulysses S. Grant was born April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse and Hannah Grant.
By the end of the American Civil War, John Gordon was Robert E. Lee 's most trusted Confederate general. Brown was a leading secessionist in 1861, taking his state out of the union and into the Confederacy. He proved to be one of the most successful Generals in American history. Gordon also served as U.S. Senator twice and a governor of Georgia. In these positions, he was well liked by the people, despite being accused of being motivated by personal gain.
Why The Confederacy Lost the War Confederate General Robert E. Lee in his farewell speech to the Confederate troops at Appomattox, Virginia in April 1865 summarized why the Confederacy lost when he stated “The Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources” (Lee, Robert E. Orders No. 9 –Lee’s Final Order to the Army of Northern Virginia,” Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 10, 1865 in Boritt, page 19). The Union simply had more manpower with a population of 22 million versus the Confederacy’s 10 million. Additionally, the North could just out-produce the South with the North’s more abundant and productive industry by a factor of more than three to one. (David Donald, below, page 21).
Although victorious, Confederate forces were too disorganized to pursue. By July 22, the shattered Union army reached the safety of Washington. The Battle of Bull Run convinced the Lincoln administration and the North that the Civil War would be a long and costly affair. McDowell was relieved of command of the Union army and replaced by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, who set about reorganizing and training the
Abraham Lincoln was significant because of his role as the leader who protected the Union throughout the Civil War. He remained president throughout what was a difficult time period for our nation, his plans for the Reconstruction period were brought to a halt when he was assassinated in Ford’s Theatre 1865. His Emancipation Proclamation altered the atmosphere towards the war and the lives of African Americans, the purpose of the war was changed. Lincoln had other speeches that still remain important today such as the Gettysburg, he intended to join the North and South once again after the war but he never finished his work.
senate. A war broke out with Great Britain in 1812 and during this time Jackson was the head of the state militia. Becoming the head of the state of militia marked the beginning of Andrew Jackson’s military career. Following the War of 1812, Jackson led his people to victory in the Battle of New Orleans and defeated the British. This victory led to the elevation of Jackson’s status and he was now considered a national war hero.
Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 and was content on demolishing slavery on his rise to power. But other states did not want to give up their slaves. This is what ignited the Civil War. The seven states that were content on keeping their slaves formed an alliance that would later be called the Confederacy. Abraham Lincoln led his men that wanted to end slavery and were named the Democratic(Union Army).
“Since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents, they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities”(Habermas, Brainy Quote). When certain aspects of life are broken apart, people become disturbed in different ways. Whitman discusses different ways that life may be affected or disrupted, and explains how it is inevitable to happen eventually. Literary devices such as tone, repetition, imagery and allusions may be used to visualize the disruption of life depicted within Whitman’s poems.
James A. Garfield The 20th president was James A. Garfield. In 1862 James joins the army and led Brigade at middle Creek; against Confederate troops (Freidel). At the age of 31 Garfield worked so hard that he became the brigadier general about two years later he became major general of volunteers. In 1862 James made another big step he got elected for congress (freidel). As James was working with the congress he was very close friends with Abraham Lincoln and as they had long conversations Lincoln persuaded him to resign his commission (Freidel).
The governor responded to the emergence of the KKK stronger than the governments of the south. He served mostly to Missouri and Arkansas, and fought at Wilson’s creek and after the capture of Little Rock in September 1863, was assigned the post at Pine Bluff. On October 1863, he repulsed an attack by Confederate General J. S. Marmaduke and for his actions caused Clayton to be promoted to Brigadier General of US volunteers in August 1864. After the long bloody war he was elected Arkansas’s Reconstruction Governor, and served til 1877. He was a member of the Republican National Committee in 1889 and also served as Ambassador to Mexico from 1897 until
The American Civil War was intended to preserve the Union but ended in a war for emancipation for slaves. This process was a gradual one used for military tactics and ultimately to ensure a vision of free man was accomplished. April 12th, 1861 was the start of a four year long battle that would revolutionize the United States of America. Abraham Lincoln played a huge role in this war that began and ended with different motives.
1. Why did the attack on Fort Sumter force the Upper South to choose sides? The attack on fort Sumter led those in the Upper south to side with their southern states. Although they did not want to fight against the Union but had a stronger pull to fight with their fellow Southerners and not against them. Felling betrayed by Lincoln they sided with their Southern neighbors.(pp.
For my project I chose Ulysses S. Grant. I am awarding him the naval award. This is because he was very important to the civil war. He lead many battles to take rivers in the north. He took all of the Tennessee river, the Mississippi river, and some others.