Anti-war sentiments grew in the North and Grant was labeled “the butcher.” Despite the high losses, Grant knew this is what had to happen in order to achieve the North’s strategic objectives in the war. Grant said, “My object in war was to exhaust Lee’s army. I was obliged to sacrifice men
The Union now outnumbered the Confederacy so they had a better chance of winning (Document B.) THe loses of the Confederates help explain why Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. The 2nd reason Gettysburg was a turning point was because of the geography or location of the war. Robert E. lee took the battle to the North . (Document A) Lee did this to surprise the North because most of the war was fought in the South.
They turned to a problem that allowed a flood of Japanese conquests and victories that had raised in the Pacific. General George C. Marshall was the United States Army’s chief of staff. His views of the strategic problem put into a perspective of ample terms: He said that the United States should concentrate its military power on trying to make a successful lodgment on the European continent as soon as they could. During the summer of 1942 the Soviet Army seemed very desperate as Adolf Hitler’s panzer divisions were pushing on toward Stalingrad and the Caucasus. The American military believed that it would be necessary for them to invade northwestern Europe in 1942 so they could take the heat off of the Soviets.But they had a preferred date in mind it was the spring of 1943, the American ground forces would more ready for anything that would come their way, they trained and equipped to fight the Wehrmacht on the European continent.
Chanmi Oh Mr. Villeneuve APUSH p. 3 Seven Days Battle After the Battle of Bull Run, Union General George B. McClellan insisted that his men, the Union Army of the Potomac, be well trained before being returning to fight. By April 1862, Lincoln pressed McClellan to launch a campaign for the siege of the Confederate capital of Richmond. The campaign would be known as the Peninsular Campaign, where McClellan’s failure to seize Richmond would lead to the Seven Days battles. McClellan left behind 40,000 troops in Washington, D.C. to ensure the Northern capital’s protection, and headed to Richmond from the southeast, through the peninsula formed by the York and James Rivers. As he reached the mouth of the Chesapeake, he observed Confederate Major
The tattered Continental army along with militia used conventional and non-conventional warfare to weaken the strength of the British driving them out of south. After years of fighting the Americans, the British ended up in Yorktown. The regular army with help from the French defeated the British at Yorktown in the last battle of the war. This could not have been possible without the help according to Boot “of the bedraggled South Carolina irregulars” doing their part to weaken the British in battles in earlier years (Boot,
However, this was not evident to most at the time, as a very large British military and naval force remained in North America. Few American historical accounts place the Yorktown Campaign in context of the larger war for American independence. The war was not confined to the American continent. The impact of the Yorktown victory is best understood in the context of the broader war between the English and the French. The concurrent global aspects of the military confrontations facing England must be recognized to place the implications of the Yorktown defeat in context of why American independence was officially won with the Peace Treaty of 1783.
Additionally, despite the fact that the Union had more resources and a better equipped army, the Confederacy was able to better arm and supply itself and take advantage of the Union resources by capturing the Union’s regional supply depot during the battle. To my mind, two compelling questions regarding the Second Battle of Bull Run would be ‘If the union armies had been cohesive, instead of separating into two separate groups, and had a better understanding of the local terrain at Bull Run would they have been able to be victorious?’, and ‘If the Southern States had been a bit more powerful economically, given the battlefield superiority of their generals such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, would the south have won the civil war? If so, what would the USA look like
It gave the Great Lakes region to the United States for expansion, and became a major diplomatic victory for the United States. The next couple of years of the United States would be spent focusing on the ideas of repairing the economy, diplomatic relations with Britain, and expanding the
The Union had a larger navy, blocking all efforts from the Confederacy to trade with Europe. The North controlled both the shipping and railroad avenues, allowing them to purchase and to get supplies reasonably quickly. Many slaves fled to the Union armies, providing even more manpower. The South squandered their resources early in the war by focusing on conventional offensives instead of non-conventional raids on the Union’s transportation and communication infrastructure. General Lee’s offensive at Gettysburg war had a high cost in casualties, destroying a large part of the Confederate
Lee shows us that many different people have many different views of success and these views of this success shows them what they must do to achieve it. He also says “Gettysburg is of no importance” (Shaara 145). The Confederate States and the Union states both have the ultimate goal of defeating the other but in the armies of both sides separate officers want to achieve different things. On the subject of his opposing general in the Union forces Lt. General Armstrong of the Confederate states said “That man will fight us every day and every hour till the end of the war”(brotherswar.com). Grant was determined to defeat the Confederate forces completely and set his sights to take Richmond and end the war.