Spencer Carbine (Gallery 2) Over half a million soldiers, black and white, lost their lives in one of the bloodiest wars America had ever seen. There were a multitude of causes that lead to the beginning of the Civil War. States governments and federal governments clashed on their ideas of states and the issue of slavery. The deadliest firearms used in the military compact of the civil war were the Springfield Model, Henry Repeating Rifle, LeMAt Pistol, Twelve Pounder “Napoleon” Gun, and Gatling Gun. During the Civil War many weapons were used, such as the Spencer Carbine rifle.
This four-year war would become one of the deadliest wars in history. Throughout the war, 620,000 people died, with the number one cause of death being disease! The main causes of the war were: slavery, Abraham Lincoln’s election, taxes being placed on Southern ports, and stated seceding from the Union. The first battle was at Fort Sumter. The southerners were so angry at President Lincolns election that they decided to attack Fort Sumter.
It was fought on September 17, 1862. There was over 23,000 casualties on both sides. It is considered, “the bloodiest single day of the Civil War.” The “fall” of Fort Henry opened the Columbia and Tennessee rivers to be controlled by the Union. This was a disadvantage to the Confederates because they now were cut off to two important rivers. Just 10 days later, the capture of Fort Donelson happened.
One thing that stands on its own is the bombing of Pearl Harbor. It was a major catastrophe that killed many American soldiers. A thing that will last for ever is the million and millions of people that were killed during the time period of World War
Pages thirty through forty five speaks of the problem General Thomas Gage had with Americans, in reality the thesis of the chapter is, Gage’s plans to govern the new world with the King on his side and the resistant self-governed American colonists were making it difficult because of their customs. He also jumped from Gage to Revere enough it is hard to understand at times. The story would often go from a scene of drama to a sort of draggy part that would not make sense. For example, between the time General Gage sent his armies out to Lexington until the battle of Lexington, it seemed liked weeks and months had passed it was really only a few days. Recommendation: Paul Revere’s Ride, was an excellent read to place a book like this is on a scale is not an easy task but giving it a lot of thought, on a scale of one through five I would give this book a Four.
The first important theme in the foreword to The Killer Angels is how the objective of the army was to draw The Union Army out into the open where it can be destroyed. Although many of the men could not read or write, they all share common customs and a common faith in following a victorious leader that lead the march. Second important theme in the foreword was the description to the major characters in the armies. This book takes place during the Battle of Gettysburg so it describes the men of the troops for both Confederate and The Union. For example, James Longstreet a Lieutenant General was on the first of the new soldiers that had sensed the birth of the new war machine.
Tennessee’s Participation in WWII Tennessee had a profound participation in the war efforts of World War II. Tennessee alone had seven Congressional Medal of Honor recipients including; “Raymond Cooley, Charles Coolidge, Paul Huff, Elbert Kinser, Charles McGaha, Vernon McGarity, and John Willis.” (C. Douglas Sterner) “More than 300,000 Tennesseans served in the armed forces; the 5,731 Tennesseans who died in the war made the ultimate sacrifice… In addition, Tennessee became the site of numerous military installations, training facilities, and prisoner of war camps during the war, and 280,000 Tennesseans worked in war manufacturing.” (Patricia Brake) “In the late 1930s, Tennesseans and many American continued to struggle against economic
The only way to get to the end was to kill your enemy, he showed this side of the war. All the soldiers that made it through the war were changed in one way or another. Stephen Ambrose has written or edited over thirty-five books the majority dealing with military history. A professor of history from 1960 to 1995, he won several awards including, “George Marshall Award, the Teddy Roosevelt Award, the Department of the Army Award for Distinguished Public Service, the Abraham Lincoln Literary Award, the Will Rogers Memorial Award, the Bob Hope Award from the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, and the National Humanities Award. He was also awarded the highest medal a civilian can receive from the Defense Department, the Medal for Distinguished Public Service, in 2000”.
When approaching the memorial, it first appears as a chevron, which is a symbol that many men in the war were drafted and died as privates, because the chevron is the insignia of a private (Fig. 2). The wall starts at ground level, and gradually begins to grow to a towering 10.1 feet in height, this symbolizes the gradual nature of how the United Stated became involved in the war and how slowly we the pulled out of the war. The black granite on white engraving is used to characterize the racial integration and equality of soldiers in the war Although seemingly simple in design, Reflections becomes deeply meaningful on closer look. The grid-like nature and repetition
The war took the lives of thousands of soldiers, civilians, and important figures. Towards the end, the confederates suffered 260,000 casualties and the Union suffered 360,000 casualties. In total, almost 620,000 soldiers lost their lives fighting for what they believed in. This war occurred between the years 1861 and 1865. The biggest battle during this war was the Battle of Gettysburg, a true dog fight that lasted for 3 whole days, where 51,112 troops were killed.
In using artillery and air power of weapons like the M163 Vulcan, M42A1 Skysweeper, and the MIM23 Hawk we were able to take down our enemies. There was 2.7 million soldiers that served in the Vietnam War. In this being said there were 58,000 that died or remained missing, and 300,000 that were wounded. More than one hundred forty billion dollars was spent on this war. The U.S failed to overcome its objective of preserving an independent, noncommunist state in Vietnam, now no one knows how or why we fought this war or weather the military outcome was possible for the United States.
Networks and photographers brought the war into every American’s home and made it real. The images and reports of people suffering horrified many Americans who became more distrustful of the government and its policies (Faragher, et. al., pg. 776). The anti-war movement may have been responsible for the government reevaluating its positions about Vietnam.
There were many after effects of the war in Vietnam. The North Vietnamese Army killed thousands of South Vietnamese after U.S pulled out their troops. Many people tried to flee the country on boats. Then the Vietnamese had to fight wars against Cambodia and China before their independence was secured. Vietnam was destroyed their whole country was in shambles.
The books that are being compared and contrasted are both about The Civil War and what these soldiers went through. Each book has a few differences that separate them. The books are based on the same time period so they are going to have a lot in common. The books describe what both characters had to go through during the war. The differences in the book will show you how each soldier went through the war differently and the similarity’s will show you how it was for most of the soldiers in the Civil War.