John B. Hood’s headquarters warned Gen. Joseph that they will be attacking the Confederates on the left .The attack was to weaken the Confederates and to destroy their supply lines. When the Confederates got word of the attack, they moved 2 groups of men back to prepare for a future attack. If they didn’t get word that he was going to be attacked from the left, his men would have been defenceless because he was protecting the right. William T. Sherman was forced to take extreme precaution when it came to this battle. If it weren 't for the battle of Ezra, the Confederates would still have plenty of supply lines to prepare for a variety of attacks.
Americans wanting freedom from the British rule must take even more dangerous actions by way of mobs and a large amount of sacrifice the possibility of sending our men and sons to war to enable the Patriots a victory over his Majesty’s tyrannical ways. With the blow of losing the courts each session becomes a struggle. Moderates have been difficult
Grant’s death would also be a huge blow to the Union. If Grant had died before he captured Fort Donelson, then most likely the fort would not have been lost to the Union. The downfall of Fort Donelson opened up Kentucky and Tennessee for Union advances. If the Confederacy had been able to secure Fort Donelson, it would have been much more difficult for the Union to control Kentucky and Tennessee, and might have delayed or even stopped Union control of the West. Grant’s leadership led to the fall of Vicksburg and Petersburg, and his aggressive tactics caused mass casualties for the Confederacy during the battles of Cold Harbor, Chattanooga,
Virgil opposes the common portrayal of war in classic literature as something of honor and glory with several aspects of The Aeneid but specifically in the epic simile used to introduce Aeneas’ experience in battle by emphasizing the cost of war. Battle is first seen in the narrative as only causing the destruction of Ilium by the Greek army led by Pyrrhus, whose name is now used as a term to define a war that has “suffered a great number of casualties; (hence) gained at too great a cost to be worthwhile” (OED s. v. “pyrrhic”). This theme is reiterated in an additional simile found in Book X that uses mirroring symbolism in the context of war, this time with Pallas in Latium, proving his intention of illustrating the cost of war. Book II describes
During the early stages of the American Revolutionary War, the colonist’s militia gained word that Britain was sending more military troops to squash any opposition in the American colonies. Outraged by this knowledge, colonial troops took over the area the British were supposed to land and upon their arrival began to attack British troops. Because the colonists were thoroughly outnumbered and were lacking ammunition, the British soldiers were able to attack against them and gain the upper hand. Thus, the colonists lost this round. Though the colonists suffered a lost during this battle, the morale that was achieved throughout the colonies was very high.
It could be said that every European country involved was partially to blame. Each country, at the turn of the twentieth century, built up their militaries and raced with each other for colonial power. Each country made poltical and military alliances with others and were expected to uphold those promises when war began. Many countries went to war to achieve something for themselves. While Germany and Austria-Hungary are easily blamed for the war because of their pro-war ideals and actions, no country in Europe can escape the blame for a war that lasted much longer than a couple weeks and caused the loss of so much
I think federal government should have continued to hold up Reconstruction, racial equality as featuring reconstruction program beyond the acceptable and recognition range of whites. And in that time , rise of racism and colonialism worldwide. Since Southern whites strong racist ideologies, as well as a huge advantage in numbers, the economy and military force, Republicans rebuild the government simply can not afford to protect themselves in K.K.K. attack. Due to the use of military force by many constraints, coupled with the shackles of federalism.
involvement in Vietnam began gradually with small protests and demonstrations but eventually developed into an widespread anti-war movement. The scale and influence of the movement made the war unpopular in the U.S., swaying politicians to eventually support to end the war. In addition, America’s military leaders fundamentally misunderstood the nature of the war they were fighting. General Westmoreland, commander U.S. forces in Vietnam, had complete freedom of action in deciding how to fight the war. 5 He decided to conduct of a war of attrition, using search and destroy tactics, in which the measure of merit was body count.
Nationalism provided the national identity to make every country know clearly their stance between Alliances and Ententes. Industrialism made countries enlarge their military power and technology to ensure they had strong power to fight those great powers and revolutionized the economic base. Colonialism created unbreakable supply from the raw material to troops. Those three factors settled that the war is inevitable and the attrition would grow fleetly. Also, these could be jetton for this ‘gamble’.
A unified government is needed to promote an effective government and to ensure the safety of the citizens. Disputes are certain between men due to the fact “latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man”(Madison). Madison further argues “Instability, injustice, and confusion introduced into the public councils have, in truth, been the mortal disease under which popular governments have everywhere perished” (Madison). Madison is trying to reason with the citizens, by using history to show how desperate the union needed to unite in a way to create stability and order. Without unifying, the United States would just be added to the list of strong countries have inevitably fallen out of weakness and
Not only did was this a threat to everyone, but military leaders began to gain more power in the say of politics. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This actually ended up pushing political leaders to make decisions based on militant reasons for the fear that if they did not they would create mass chaos within their armies. (25-1b, Spielvogel) This was evident in the crisis of the summer if 1914 where many saw the dangers in the combination of the Serbians wanting their own nation and the Russian opposition to Austria. (25-1c, Spielvogel) Combine these two major factors with the governments thinking that a war would suppress internal strife and you have a the powerful mixture that caused World War
War Hawks were the main demographic in Congress that wanted war for a variation of reasons. They brought up a possibly to expand the United States’ territory as they wanted to take over Florida from Spain and Canada from the British. The War Hawks were into the idea of nationalism as they had a very prideful of their country. As such, they wanted to have retribution for the capture of American ships, seeing it as an insult to America’s rights. Others such as John Randolph of Virginia, were against the War Hawk’s ideology.
If the Union had taken the Confederate capital, the Union would have gained access to Confederate supplies like food, water, ammunition, and weaponry leaving the Confederates with a lot less supplies. Without these supplies, it would be much harder for the Confederates to continue fighting, and the Confederacy would have lost the Civil War must
This battle was one of the most significant because it had the highest amount of casualties of the battles during the War, and it brought about Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address speech. This speech honored the soldiers killed during the battle and reminded the people of the purpose of the soldier’s sacrifices, which were to be equal, free, and to have national unity. Robert E. Lee led his army of Northern Virginia to collect supplies in Pennsylvania farmland and take the fight away from Virginia. He wanted to threaten Northern cities, weaken their appetite for war to be able to win the battle on Northern Soil to strengthen the peace movement of the North.2 There were great losses to both sides of the army’s, but the Confederate army was most defeated. Lee led his army back to Virginia with their victory despite their mass