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.
The Siege of Yorktown The Siege of Yorktown can also be identified as The Surrender at Yorktown, The German Battle, or The Battle of Yorktown. This battle was the last battle of the revolutionary war, but did not mark the end of it. This battle greatly affected the outcome of the revolutionary war.
In Document A, it shows that on “ February 1, 1778 3,989 people were sick with an Illness.” That is 50% of the total soldiers at Valley Forge at the time. This shows that if more people were willing to stay, fight, and help with needed supplies, there would be more people able to fight,a greater and easier chance of winning, and staying a powerful
The Battle of Trenton was a significant battle in the American Revolution. The reason for this is General George Washington decided that on December 25, 1776 he and his men would cross the Delaware River and attack the Hessians. Washington tricked and trapped the Hessians by attacking them from behind. Since the battle lasted less than an hour, Washington and his army defeated the Hessians. These are some key points on why the Battle of Trenton was so significant.
“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
This quote shows how important Stonewall Jackson was to the Confederate army and they needed him till the end, it was an unfortunate event for the South. Stonewall Jackson eventually caught pneumonia, a very serious lung infection. He died eight days later on May 10th 1863. Though this happened, Thomas Stonewall Jackson, still had a lot of success, including his, bravery of not standing down in the first Battle of Bull Run, his genius military skills in the Battle of Chancellorsville, and his incredible perseverance of getting good grades and graduating Westpoint academy, high in his class even though he was constantly harassed and bullied about his childhood. Stonewall Jackson's name will be remembered for a very long
Over time people have fought for many reasons. Their beliefs helped shaping the outcome of their battles. In America’s history, there has been many wars. We got our independence by fighting in the Revolutionary War. In the War of 1812, we fought off the British again. People fought for America’s freedom. In the Civil War, the of the country is now being tested. “Sullivan Ballou Letter” by Sullivan Ballou was a text that showed a man who was fighting for our country to preserve it. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about Paul Revere called “Paul Revere’s Ride”, in which Paul Revere called the army to fight for America in the Revolutionary War. This brought the North together to go and fight to preserve America. Abraham Lincoln had
The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought on December 11-15th 1862. The Potomac Union soldiers, commanded by Ambrose Burnside, came into battle with over 100,000 soldiers ready for combat. For the Confederacy, the number of soldiers was about half of the Union’s amount with only around 70,000. This battle was the first Urban battle of the war, forcing citizens and families out of their homes and some into the woods. The Battle begins with General Burnside planning to attack the Union army but ended up failing because of a miscommunication at the Rappahannock River between general Burnside and general Halleck. During the dilemma for the Union, the Confederacy was able to occupy a strong position at Marye’s Heights. After the Union crossed, Burnside ordered his left wing to attack Lee’s right. General Meade of the Union then was able to temporarily break Jackson’s line but failed to send more troops in to capitalize on it. In return the Union army was defeated by Jackson. Meanwhile, the Union army was also getting slaughtered by
On July 1st - 3rd of 1863 approximately 160,000 men were involved in the largest battle of the Civil War and the largest battle ever fought in North America in a small town in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg. Of the 160,000 men the 85,000 northerners outnumbered the 75,000 strong southerners. The battle is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War and a turning point in favor of the north. After the fighting had ended, the Union in total had 23,049 casualties and the Confederacy had 28,063, a great Union victory. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of Gen. Robert E. Lee, invaded the north for the second time where they laid assault after assault against the Union’s line. The Union’s Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, with a hard fought defensive all across their lines and Meade’s strategic actions, held off the Confederate attacks one after another.
The Revolutionary War The American Revolution was a period of anxiety and conflict between Great Britain and the American colonists. The fight for independence began as a riotous battle occurred at Lexington and Concord, located in Massachusetts. Surprisingly, the American colonists were prosperous in many of the battles during the time of war. The war had lasted for eight years, and officially ended when a treaty was signed by Great Britain.
The Gettysburg and Vicksburg were the turning points in the civil war because during these wars, the Confederate Army lost most men and also lost control over their last fort around the Mississippi River which caused the confederate states to be completely divided into two.
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
The Battle of Gettysburg was key to the eventual Union victory over the Confederacy. There were many other things that had to fall into place around the same time, that are often overlooked, in order for this to be viewed as the turning point of the war. The victory proved that Lee was not immortal and could be defeated on the battlefield. This victory also left him without the ability to strike the Union offensively, leaving him to fight defensively and attempt to win a war of attrition with the Union who had more manpower. The Western Theater had all but been decided by the time the Battle of Gettysburg had occurred, allowing the Union to focus the majority of their major resources on the Eastern Theater and the defeat of Lee and capture of the Confederate capitol,