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. In the height of the Civil War during late June, Gen. Robert E. Lee commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia won a great victory over the Army of the Potomac in May against then commander Joseph Hooker at Chancellorsville, Virginia. Brimming with confidence and looking to seize his advantage Lee invaded the northern states for the second time, just a year after his first unsuccessful attempt. Marching his army across Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June.
The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in which an estimate of 51,000 soldiers were killed in total, but besides all of the casualties, what else makes this battle special? The Battle of Gettysburg was a huge factor in the abolishment of slavery. It is one of the most important battles because it created new war strategies and was the turning point in the Civil War, which led to the Gettysburg Address. The Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, was very confident because of his army utmost victory. Lee was so fearless he determined to invade the North reiteratively.
The question historians have been debating for hundreds of years is, who shot the first shot at the battle of Lexington. Evidence has been found but not enough to find out who fired “The Shot Heard Around The World” and started the Lexington battle. The Sons of Liberty came together to send William Dawes and the well known Paul Revere to Lexington. Revere got caught by the British and he walked back to Lexington after his horse was taken while Dawes crashes his horse into a tree and limps home. Prescot rides his horse to Concord to warn the minutemen and militia.
The Battle of the Second Bull Run was a battle between The Union and the Confederate army. The Battle of 2nd Bull Run took place in Northern Virginia in 1862. Both sides had highly skilled generals. John Pope, the commander of a large Union army was up against One of their own, General Robert E. Lee. Lee Did not want to be caught on the defensive so he decided to attack first.
These supplies were located in the Mundung-ni Valley, just west of Heartbreak Ridge (Loudermilk, 2017). According to General Robert N. Young, (the 2nd Division Commander,) previous attempts to take Heartbreak Ridge had been a “fiasco” due to lack of full commitment and inadequate organization of Artillery support (Hermes, 1992, p. 92). The new strategy, under the code name, “Operation Touchdown”, would be a coordinated attack between the 9th Infantry, the 23rd & 38th Regiments, and the 72nd Tank Battalion; with full Artillery support from all divisions (Hermes, 1992, p. 92). In preparation for Operation Touchdown, General Young required fire plans to be submitted from all Battalions which documented how they intended to use their armor, automatic weapons, small arms & mortars during the operation. This was to ensure the full and effective use of all available firepower (Hermes, 1992, p.
Lexington and concord and capture of Savannah battle are significant because one it was the beginning of the British push in the south. The battle of Lexington and Concord began on April 19,1775. The Lexington and concord battle started the American revolutionary war (1775-1783). The British military was outnumbered. “The British prepared an ambush
General Van Dorn came up with a plan to attack the Union soldiers by marching around the Unions location and attacking rear sides. This battle was an attempt to take a strong defensive position for the confederates that would leave the Confederate army with a strong position through Arkansas and Missouri. Next, the battle began on March 6, 1862 when confederate forces marched their troops around the Union’s base. While the Confederate soldiers were marching around the Union base there were Union scouts that
The battle of Kettle Creek occurred in February 14, 1779 in Wilkes County, Georgia. A militia force of 400 Patriots led by Andrew Pickens from South Carolina, Colonel John Dooly and Lieutenant Elijah Clarke from Georgia. In a surprise attack defeated a loyalist militia twice their size that was led by James Boyd. Savannah, Georgia was recently captured by the British on December, 29, 1778. Loyalist welcomed the British, while the Patriots prepared for battle.
The Battle at Bunker Hill was fought during The American Revolutionary War. Many battles were fought during this time, all of these battles lead to the then British Colonies drafting The Declaration of Independence and separating themselves from the British, Uniting the 13 American Colonies and becoming what is now known as The United States of America. Every battle played a role in allowing the colonists to separate from the British. The members of The 2nd Continental Congress formed just after the start of The Revolutionary War had begun. The Battle of Bunker Hill happened on June 17th 1775, the battle was named for where it was originally planned to be fought, and the battle was actually fought on neighboring Breed’s Hill.
The article Antietam In The Civil War informs readers about the battle of Antietam. During the beginning of the battle of Antietam, Lee marched to Maryland hoping to seize railroads feeding Washington D.C. and rally inhabitants of the border states. Next Lee split off part of his army, which McClellan would probably never figure out. Therefor, Lee had an advantage on McClellan’s army. That was true up until one of Lee’s couriers lost a copy of his marching orders and the union found it.
The battles of Saratoga. The battle of Saratoga came into the 3rd year of the revolution. The battle was first started by the British and with the purpose to take over New England. I say battles because there were 2, 18 days apart from each other.The first battle as at freeman 's farm, the British, at the outskirts of Saratoga, were surrounded by Americans. The General in charge of the attack realized there were too many colonists, and sent for reinforcements.
The Confederate invasion caught the Union forces off guard. The Union found themselves scrambling to defend New Mexico and Southern Colorado. Colonel Canby decided to reorganize his forces in the area and consolidate at Fort Craig, a main supply depot and fortified position in the area. Col. Canby successfully defends Fort Craig but in the First major battle after the confederate invasion, the Battle of Valverde, the Union loses the city of Albuquerque. Before the Union forces are defeated, the Governors of Colorado and Kansas receive word and assemble a volunteer force.
Battle of Hobkirk’s Hill -April 25, 1781 General Cornwallis moved his troops to North Carolina in order to get more provisions for his men. General Greene followed Cornwallis, but hampered by the lack of food, Cornwallis let Green go and trusted that Lord Francis Rawdon who commanded 8,000 men ahead in front of them could take care of the Americans. Rawdon did lead a large force, however it mainly consisted of scattered loyalist units. The largest of these forces numbered 900 men and was based at his headquarters in Camden South Carolina. Greene detached Lieutenant Colonel Henry Lee with orders to unite with Brigaider General Francis Marion for a combined attack on Fort Watson.
Lee already held many areas, such as Chambersburg and York. As Lee was pushing north, but Meade stayed between Lee and the capital to protect it (The Battle of Gettysburg, Web; Sandburg, 334-335). The first day of the battle of Gettysburg started with one of the Lee’s corps scouting the area near Gettysburg and they discovered Heth’s corps. The two engaged in battle and Heth was forced to retreat. Heth was reinforced with more troops from Buford’s corps and Lee took notice.
Though the Civil War began when Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, the war didn’t begin in earnest until the Battle of Bull Run, fought in Virginia just miles from Washington DC, on July 21, 1861. Popular fervor led President Lincoln to push a cautious Brigadier General Irvin McDowell, commander of the Union army in Northern Virginia, to attack the Confederate forces commanded by Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard, which held a relatively strong position along Bull Run, just northeast of Manassas Junction. The goal was to make quick work of the bulk of the Confederate army, open the way to Richmond, the Confederate capital, and end the war. The morning of July 21st dawned on two generals planning to outflank their opponent’s