Civil War Movie Analysis

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God’s and Generals depiction of Civil War
On November 19, 1863 President Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address after the ending of the Gettysburg War, which ended the Civil War as a whole. It can be said that the Civil War erupted due to the disagreement between states as it relates to slavery. The Gettysburg War was fought between the Union (the North) and the Confederates (the South). The Union wanted to do away with slavery and let African Americans have choices on where, how, and who they worked for while the confederates were content with slavery. The confederates even tried to argue that slaves had better lives living in America than in their native land Africa. After three long days of battle the Union prevailed defeating the Confederates whose resources were few and limited. In the days leading up to the war the Confederates invaded the north and the marching trail of the Union just as they were about to attack the Confederate Army of Vicksburg Mississippi. General Robert E. Lee needed a way to get the Confederates back into good graces. Many of Lee’s people doubted that his plan would work, however he and his Army had won many victories and went forward with the attack. Events like the Civil War are often told differently when they are put on the
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Jackson was given the nickname Stonewall because in the First Battle of Manassas/Bull Run he and his line of men stood as firm as a Stonewall. The movie opens up with General Robert E. Lee being asked by one of Lincolns trustees to side with the Union by becoming command of all the Union forces, while the state of Virginia was in secession on three things 1.) Slavery, 2.) Whether to go to war, and 3.) Whether to leave the Union. Lee declined Lincoln’s offer, although he loved his country he loved his state even more. The film seems to be pretty accurate in this

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