He later recalled that he had “a good many bloody struggles with the mosquitoes.” Before Abraham joined the army, his friends tried to talk him into becoming a candidate for the state legislature. Encouraged by their faith, he announced his candidacy in March, 1832. He came home from the Black Hawk war only 2 weeks before the election. He was defeated with 277 out of 300 for votes. He thought of studying law, but thought he couldn 't succeed without a better education.
In the Beginning of Sam Houston’s life he was born on March 2, 1793 in Tennessee. Then from 1813-1814 he fought in the Creek War then soon after that in 1827 he became the Governor of Tennessee. Then Sam Houston won the battle of San Jacinto and captured Santa Anna then gained independence from Mexico. Then became governor of Texas in 1832. Sam Houston was chosen to be the commander in chief of the Texas army.
Abraham Lincoln caused the civil war. Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president on November 16, 1860. Abraham was the first republican president ever. He was born near Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809. His family moved to Indiana when he was seven and he grew up on the frontier.
George Custer was born in New Rumley , Ohio in 1839. He was not one of the brightest in his school. After graduating from high school he was recruited into the U.S Army. He was drafted into a cavalry unit, however he worked up from the bottom and was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1866.He was in the military for quite some
Tecumseh was also converted, and accompanied alums side his brother (81). He did not like some of the religious fanaticism apparent in many of the Prophet 's followers, the burning of witches for example. However that all changed the moment when Tenskwatawa predicted the solar eclipse on June 16th, 1806 (82). For many years the Shawnees has been separated but they would all be united under their faith in Tenskwatawa (83).Federal Indian policy contributed to the new movement success. As American immigration flooded into the region, federal official attempted to purchase additional land from the Indians in the northwest.
William Clark was known for the great Lewis and Clark Expedition. He was born on August 1,1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, and died on September 1, 1838. He lived with his father, William Clark III; his mother, Ann Rogers Clark; and his older brother, George Rogers Clark, who was Revolutionary war hero. At the age of nineteen, Clark entered the military. He first served in the militia and then entered the U.S. Army.
Robert Fulton invented the steamboat during the Industrial Revolution. Robert Fulton was born on November 14, 1765, in Little Britain Township, PA. Robert Fulton had three siblings, which are Abraham, Mary, Isabella, and Elizabeth. Robert was able to learn to read, at home, and so, he went to Quaker. Although, Robert Fulton didn’t came up with the idea of the steamboat, he built the first working steamboat. Few years later, Robert Fulton, stayed in PA, as a painter.
Introduction: William Tecumseh Sherman, although not a career military commander before the war, would become one of "the most widely renowned of the Union’s military leaders next to U. S. Grant.” Sherman, one of eleven children, was born into a distinguished family. His father had served on the Supreme Court of Ohio until his sudden death in 1829, leaving Sherman and his family to stay with several friends and relatives. During this period, Sherman found himself living with Senator Thomas Ewing, who obtained an appointment for Sherman to the United States Military Academy, and he graduated sixth in the class of 1840. His early military career proved to be anything but spectacular. He saw some combat during the Second Seminole War in
Lee began his campaign on June 3, 1863. It aided in the leading of the Battle of Gettysburg because in the early events of the war, the Union authorities were in the dark when it came to Lee’s intentions. When Hooker got word that Confederate troops were collecting about 25 miles northwest of Fredericksburg, he reacted. Hooker called 7,000 of his troopers and 3,000 of his best foot soldiers and gave the orders to “disperse and destroy.” This acted as the first and only offensive that Hooker launched during Lee’s invasion. Lee’s campaign tried to “trick” Union forces by getting them to focus on something else.
Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian County Kentucky. He was the tenth child of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. He was heavily influenced by oldest brother Joseph who made sure that he had a good education. He attended a state college in Kentucky before enrolling in the U.S. Military academy at West Point in 1824. He performed only adequately in school but came out 23rd in his class in 1828.