First of all the geography forced the Confederates to switch from offense to defense. The Battle of Gettysburg was the first and last battle fought in the North. All the other battles were fought in the South so the Confederate’s people and towns were constantly in danger. Document A illustrates that the General Lee were tired of being on the defense and wanted to be on the offense for a change. Document A states that even though the Confederates tried their hardest they were pushed back onto the defensive and ultimately lost the war (273).
The Civil War was the first war to use railroads and turn them into a weapon of war. During the Civil War railroads became the vital new technology for both the Union and Confederate forces. The great distances separating armies, the need for supplies, and quicker troop movements all increased the need for the railroad. Without this new weapon the Civil War may have lasted until the last man was literally left standing. The ability to implement and use the railroads in the Civil War would play a crucial role in the North’s victory and the South’s defeat.
The Battle of Antietam is viewed as the bloodiest day ever, with more than 23,000 warriors injured, killed, or missing. The Battle of Antietam occurred close Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The fight was battled on September 17 1862. A large portion of the war had been battled in Virginia, as of right now.
In 1836 Senator Ewing secured William T. Sherman an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. There he excelled academically, but had little respect for the demerit system. He never got himself into deep trouble, but he had numerous minor offenses on his record. Sherman’s military career was anything but spectacular. Unlike any of this colleagues he had never ever seen any kind of military battle while all his colleagues were out fighting he spent his time stationed in California as an executive officer.
Lincoln’s Last Days Part One: The Beginning of the End of the War (pages 1-58) 1. Explain why the Battle of Petersburg was a turning point in the war? I think the Battle of Petersburg was a turning point in the war because the Union started to get an advantage.
“Failures have been errors in judgement, not of intent,” said Ulysses S. Grant in his final state of union address as the 18th president of the United states. Ulysses S. Grant was one of the most famous people in America during the late 19th century, second only to Abraham Lincoln. He is known for leading the United States through the civil war, eventually winning the war for the northern states against the Confederacy. After winning the war, he became the eighteenth president of the United States. Growing up in Ohio, he was sent to West Point, where he learned how to be a good commander.
During the civil war of 1864 a military strategy known as Total War was introduced by the Union General, William Tecumseh Sherman. This strategy deeply impacted the south. Most southerners were asked to leave everything behind, including their homes, cities, and town dwellings (Overly). The destruction of millions of dollars worth of property caused a lot of hardship for the south (Overly). Many were left homeless, roaming the streets of their burnt town.
The Battle Of Gettysburg The battle of Gettysburg occurred on July 1-3, 1863 in Gettysburg,Pennsylvania. Most people fail to realize how important this battle was during the time of the “Civil War Period” The battle of Gettysburg was one of the main battles of the Civil War. The battle lasted three full days.
In analyzing the Civil War, there was period of time, notably the first 3 years, that the Union or North was unable to sack Richmond. The factors attributing to this will be examined, laid out, and discussed. With the shelling of Fort Sumter, the Civil War began. Immediately, President Lincoln wanted to capture or put troops inside of Richmond, Virginia due to it being close to Washington, and being the Confederate capital of the War. This move proved daunting in execution.
In recent discussions of Civil War technology, a controversial issue has been whether medicine or telegraph were more critical to winning the war. On one hand some argue that the telegraph was essential to the war effort. On the other hand, however, others argue that medicine was more essential in winning the Civil War. Based on the article Modern Medicine’s Civil War Legacy “During the Civil War, both sides were devastated by battle and disease” (OneNote). Based on this evidence, disease took more lives during the Civil War than conflict did therefore medical advancements were essential to win the Civil War.