Brief Summary Ulysses S. Grant’s armies approached on Vicksburg, surrounding the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the climax of one of the most brilliant campaigns of the war. With the loss of Pemberton’s army and this critical fortress on the Mississippi River, the Confederacy was effectively split in half. Grant’s triumph in the West raised by his reputation, leading eventually to his arrangement as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
Robert E Lee was also a great General, and he won and lost battles. General Robert E Lee’s rank was the general for the Confederate States of America (Civil War Trust). There were 8 key battles that Robert E Lee fought in, they all include the Battle of Antietam in September 16-18,1862, Battle of Fredericksburg in December 11-15, 1862, Battle of Chancellorsville in April 30-May 6,1863, Battle of Gettysburg in July 1-3, 1863 this battle pushed the union ahead,Battle of the Wilderness in May 5, 1864, Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse in May 8-21, 1864, Battle of Deep Bottom in August 13-20,1864, and Battle of Appomattox Court House in April 9, 1865. (Thought Co.) Robert and his army won a good amount of battles.
Defeating the Confederates was difficult for the Union. This battle was the longest Union campaign. First, the Union tried attacking in two directions. They attacked and defeated Confederates at Shiloh, Corinth, and Memphis. Then, David Farragut came up from the Gulf of Mexico.
Etaja Green Professor Stephen Brandon ENG 112 - Composition and Rhetoric 20 March 2017 Richmond Post Civil War The Civil War was a battle fought between the Northern states and the Southern states between eighteen sixty-one and eighteen sixty-five. The was also known as “The Battle Between The States” The war was fought between the states due to differences in opinions on taxes, tariffs, and states rights vs federal rights.
The capture of Vicksburg split the Confederacy in half and was a major turning point of the civil war. It was a distinct victory for the union. By beating the Confederacy, it restricted their ports across the Mississippi river. The Confederacy was unable to transfer supplies or communication across its breadth. Leading into three other battles in this campaign (Raymond, Port Gibson, and Champion Hill).
The battle began on December 25, 1776, and ended on December 26, 1776. General Washington and his troops traveled through the snow and icy waters. They didn’t have the right clothes and the soldiers didn’t have any shoes. General Cadwalader planned a diversionary attack from the south. The night before of the attack,the Hessians leader, Rahl was eating dinner and somebody brought information that Americans were coming.
The Battle of Saratoga known as a battle that was fought over two battles totaling eighteen days apart in the fall of 1777. The Battle of Saratoga would be considered as another turning point in the American Revolution. On September 19, 1777, British General John Burgoyne pulled off a small, but high-priced victory over American Colonial army led by General Horatio Gates and General Benedict Arnold. Though his troop strength had been weakened, General Burgoyne again attacked the Americans at Bemis Heights on October 7, 1777, but this time his forces were defeated and compelled to retreat. General Burgoyne surrendered ten days later, and the American victory convinced the French government to formally acknowledge the colonist 's cause and enter
The siege at Fort Sumter was the event that started the civil war. The siege took place in South Carolina, which was one of the first states that seceded from the US. Fort sumter was an American fort. The whole thing started when the fort began running out of food and supplies so President Abraham Lincoln sent a message telling South Carolina that they were sending in food, and no weapons of any sort. However, South Carolina started getting annoyed that America still had a fort there even though they had succeeded..
The Battles of Lexington and Concord are memorable because they were the beginning of the storied Revolutionary War. The battles took place on April 19, 1775, in eastern Massachusetts and many individuals on each side of the battle have left a strong influence our country today in their own separate ways. Among those people include the three famous riders Paul Revere, Samuel Prescott and William Dawes along with the well-known physician Dr. Joseph Warren. Revere, being the most famous out of the five, was the man who warned all locals that the British army was approaching. As the British set out for Lexington on April 18, 1775, General Thomas Gage had an American defeat in his mind (Kent 10).
Even though no one was killed in this battle it was significant because it was the first real battle of the Civil War. For the North, they viewed Major Anderson and his men as a heroes and the South viewed General Beauregard and his men as heroes as well. President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated as president on March 4, 1861. His election was one of the reasons the South seceded from the Union. He restricted slavery in the rebelling states with the Emancipation Proclamation.
The battle of Antietam was near Sharpsburg, Maryland and was on September 17, 1862. This battle was between the Union and Confederates, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan was for the union and Robert E. Lee was for the Confederates. This battle was the single bloodiest day, there were around 25,00 casualties altogether from both the Union side and the Confederates side. A couple engagements of this battle were Battle of Harpers Ferry, during which a portion of the Confederate Army under General Stonewall Jackson captured the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry; and the Battle of South Mountain, which involved three pitched battles McClellan’s Army of the Potomac had to fight to pass through Blue Ridge Mountains to meet Lee’s forces.
Howard Found a way to repel every attack Moving out on July 27, The army of Tennessee began to march west even though Sherman did his best to stop howard’s intentions. Hood was able to stop the union objective. As a result, he misdirected lieutenant general Stephen D Lee. The rebels assaulted Howard at Ezra Church. Howard was prepared repelled the determined attack, Confederates accounted for about 3,000 of the 3,562 casualties.