It ends on December 21st, with the capture of the port of Savannah. The objective was to destroy any resource that strengthened the Confederate opposition and to spread terror in the opposite army. Among Sherman’s objectives was the road rail network. The railroads were the principal logistic nodes that transported industrial products, private property, and agricultural products that served as a logistical resource for the army during the march. Sherman's choice
Lee Did not want to be caught on the defensive so he decided to attack first. His target was a supply base in Manassas. Lee sent half of his army to launch this attack. This Attack was led by Stonewall Jackson Which happens to be the hero of the First Bull Run. 13 months prior to this attack the confederates seized Union supplies and burned down the supply base.
Sherman 's campaign began on November 15th when he cut the last telegraph wire that linked him to his superiors in the North. General Sherman had started to burn in Atlanta, after his Atlanta campaign. He did not end until he reached Savannah on December 22.Two days later, Sherman telegraphed President Lincoln with the message "I beg to present to you, as a Christmas gift, the city of Savannah..." Along the way, his army was joined by thousands of former slaves. Sherman stayed in Savannah until the end of January and then continued his campaign through the Carolina 's .On
Of course, now that McClellan knew about this, he knew that he had the advantage in the numbers of soldiers and began attacking the confederates lines. The first day of battle was one of the worst considering 5,000 were killed, 20,000 wounded and the union troops
‘Antietam In The Civil War’ September 17,1862 by was about the fight that aganist the north and south in Sparburg,Maryland. After Union General McClellan failed to invade Richmond,Virignia,as a result he then threaten Washington DC.Confedertae General Lee sperated his army at the Pennsylvania boarder to protect contact with Virgina. After Lee lost his marching plans McClellan found them and had the advantage for sometime. However all this violence killed over 5000 people. The south managed to outsmart the North’s first line and got the victory.
General Hooker was knocked unconscious when an artillery round hit a pillar that he was leaning on and almost killed him, which most of the veteran corps commanders wished upon their general so they could unleash their forces in an onslaught against the confederates. By mid-morning, Southern infantry broke through the last line of resistance and united in the Chancellorsville
General Lee, was known for his aggressiveness on the battlefield, but on this day, it lost him the battle. He ordered a group of 15,000 men to strike the Union center, which held about 6,500 at the time, but had reinforcements nearby. The South had penetrated the Union center, until more of the Unions reinforcements arrived, pushing them back. As the Confederates kept being pushed back, only a few survivors remained. As they straggled back , they passed General Lee, who stated “It is my fault” (History.net).
As a result, on April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth entered the Ford’s Theatre and purposefully killed Abraham Lincoln that evening. “And he probably wondered whether other guests in the box were the type who pose a threat to his plans. It didn’t matter, really; no one was going to stop him from going through with it”(Swanson 33). After that, John was on the run, and while the Union was chasing him and his injured foot was in pain, he finally made the smart decision to consequentially surrender. Booth’s patriotic last words were, “Tell Mother. . .
General Gage soon heard about these activities and prepared the strike back (Danzer, 99). On April 19, 1775, the first shot of the American Revolution was heard around the world. No one can confirm what side fired the first shot, but even so, there was no turning back after that point. Seven Americans were killed and the British burned most of the American supplies. In spite of this, the militias continued on their path to toward Concord Bridge where a battle was fought and the British would be forced to withdraw.
Before the Union forces are defeated, the Governors of Colorado and Kansas receive word and assemble a volunteer force. The Unions outcome at the Battle of Glorieta Pass would ultimately be decided by the volunteers from Colorado, Kansas, and New Mexico. In March of 1862, Colonel P Slough marches his volunteer force of roughly 900 men, most of which were miners, to Fort Union, New Mexico. Once there, Col. Slough joined with the 1,500 New Mexico Volunteers and marched on the Santa Fe Trail to establish a defensive position in Glorieta Pass.
Three days later, the first major encounter of the Civil War, The Battle of Bull Run, took place, and wounded soldiers from both sides shared McLean’s house, which had been temporarily modified into a makeshift military hospital and jail. Thus, the Civil War began with Wilmer
Johnston attacked, driving the surprised bluecoats back near a small church called Shiloh, meaning “place of peace.” Throughout the day, the Confederates battered the Union army, driving it back towards Pittsburgh Landing and threatening to trap it against the Tennessee River. By mid-afternoon, General Johnston was killed and General Beauregard took control, halting confederates advancements until nightfall. By morning, Buell’s army provided Grant with reinforcements.
In domestic policy the President pursued a middle course, continuing most of the New Deal and Fair Deal programs, emphasizing a balanced budget. As desegregation of schools began, he sent troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to assure compliance with the orders of a federal court; he also ordered complete desegregation of the armed forces. “There must be no second class citizens in this country,” he wrote. Eisenhower concentrated on maintaining world peace. He watched with pleasure the development of his “Atoms of Peace” program the loan of American uranium to “Have not” nations for peaceful purposes.
The Peninsula Campaign was an offensive strategy the Union used to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. Led by General George B. McClellan, the Potomac army would travel by boat to Fort Monroe in late April. McClellan planned to travel to Richmond along the peninsula formed by the York and James rivers. McClellan did not fight or act until late may, the first part of the Campaign took place at the battle of Seven Pines. The Confederacy was led by General Joseph E. Johnston, however, due to injury General Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate army.