The battle was one of several that took place as a result of the Federal objective of trying to take the Confederate capital, Richmond, in Virginia. The Union army had been defeated in four major encounters with the same objective in the previous two years. As a result of these defeats, morale was low and the Union army was suffering from a high desertion rate. Major General Ambrose Burnside wanted to implement widespread changes in the Army of the Potomac by removing many if its most senior officers, but failed to get the necessary approval from Congress. Disillusioned, he offered his resignation to the President, Abraham Lincoln, but Lincoln persuaded him to accept a different command.
The Peninsula Campaign was an offensive strategy the Union used to capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. Led by General George B. McClellan, the Potomac army would travel by boat to Fort Monroe in late April. McClellan planned to travel to Richmond along the peninsula formed by the York and James rivers. McClellan did not fight or act until late may, the first part of the Campaign took place at the battle of Seven Pines. The Confederacy was led by General Joseph E. Johnston, however, due to injury General Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate army.
The Civil War was a very long and tiresome war that spanned over four years. The Civil War had an immense impact on the freedom of America. In the middle of the Civil War is the Battle of Chancellorsville, one of the most imperative battles of the Civil War. The name of the battle I chose for my research report is the Battle of Chancellorsville.
Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee has always been thought by many as a god-like figure. To others he was a contradiction. Born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Raised mostly by his mother, Robert learned patience, control, and discipline from her. As a young man, he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith.
He is by far one of the most accomplished , honorable , and maybe the ever in the United States Military. If we had a Mount Rushmore of the most military leaders with pedigree; Lee would be on it. Robert E. Lee was on January 19 , 1807 in Stratford Hall , VA to the parents: Anne Hill Carter Lee and Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light-Horse Harry” Lee. Robert's early life was brutal. Financial hardship caused his father to abandon the family and head to the West Indies.
lack of knowledge of the positioning of the federal forces caused Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet men to essentially over flank the Union and left them headed towards Little Round Top and Big Round Top. Little and Big round top where the southern most parts of the battlefield and place that held great significance. Making and executive call Brigadier General Gouverneur K. Warren in quick fashion moved his troops to the top of the two hills to repel Longstreet Confederate troops. Doing this however also left Union troops in the middle of the confederate forces to fight. Many spots on the battlefield that day were made famous for the massive amount of casualties that occurred.
In my opinion, the supplemental videos provided in these chapters were very interesting. First, there is the Erie Canal Documentary. I enjoyed learning about the construction of the Erie Canal and its influence back then. What surprised me the most was the fact that the canal engineers were not actually trained as engineers, but they still were up to the task of designing and building the canal, very impressive of them!
Today, many people think of Pensacola as an active metropolitan beach town that sits in the most western part of Florida’s panhandle. It is a town full of life and culture. Pensacola is a hub of entertainment, food, art, music, shops, and various other things; but it hasn’t always been this way. Pensacola is actually one of the most historic cities in all of Florida. It was a part of Spanish Florida and was the site for some historical and important events.
The Battle of Gettysburg happened from July 1st to 3rd, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. During those days, the major defeat of the Confederates was documented by Northern reporters present at Gettysburg. The Confederates’ defeat was expressed in many articles and editorials, further disheartening the South. The Battle of Gettysburg was the major turning point of the Civil War. This decisive battle determined whether the Union or the Confederates win the Civil War.
Many people, including some historians, portray Andrew Jackson as an “Indian Hater.” Jackson frequently fought against Native Americans, but why did he fight these people? In Pruchas article she talked about many different ways Jackson fought against Native Americans and what his reasoning was. In 1808, Jackson had believed there were a group of settlers that were killed by the creeks. He believed that Great Britain ordered the creeks to come over and kill the settlers.