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    On December 15, after a long five day fight the Confederacy won a great victory. The Union suffered just under 13,000 casualties to the Confederacy's 5,300. At the outset of the battle Union general, Ambrose Burnside tried to cross Rappahannock River but was delayed because of the wait for pontoons to arrive, which took 10 days. When they finally did arrive and they started to build along the river, the Union army faced great resistance from Mississippians. Burnside ordered the town to be shelled and using a total war tactic, injured and killed many. When the Union army of Potomac finally did cross the river, they fought at Prospect Hill, where the Confederates had the upper hand on top of a slope, while the Union fought below on muddy…

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    Ambrose Burnside was born near Liberty, Indiana, on May 23, 1824. He was the son of a court clerk and farmer, but had dreams of being in the army. In 1843 Burnside began his journey by receiving an appointment to west point, a United States Military Academy. To say he had a hard time is an understatement. After nearly being expelled several times, he ultimately graduated in 1847 at the middle of his class - 18th out of 38 students. Burnside began his career in the Army as a Brevet Second…

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    Lee who is making plans to invade the North with his fellow Generals. He was all too sure that his plan would work on the count of the Union Major General Ambrose E. Burnside not being as clever as he was when it came too strategizing plans to take down his opponent. General James Longstreet was not sure that Lee’s plan would work for many reasons. On the other hand, Lee’s Confederate Army was on a winning streak of battles so everyone agreed with his strategy to invade the north. Lee was a very…

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    powerful), “how could people choose evil?” Neo-Platonism, as stated before, was the turning point for him. Augustine then had a better understanding of his faith, but the wires weren’t fully connected. Not until he comes across a nameless book, which is apparently synonymous with the Book of Genesis from the Torah and contrary to Manichaeism. This book is the ultimate connector between Neo-Platonism and his Catholic faith, and he finally sees the light. Another important milestone that played…

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    Throughout The Confessions, Saint Augustine of Hippo plays a big role in influencing Christianity. Augustine took ideas from pre-Christian thinkers, and was very influential in getting those ideas about Christianity out to the world. Augustine was very effective in getting his ideas about Christianity out; he was effective at getting his points across, especially when he compared his ideas to Ovid, the idea of internal verses external, and the concept of fate. In The Confessions, Augustine and…

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    In Confessions, St. Augustine writes an autobiography in which he takes his first steps in transitioning to Christianity by confessing his sins to God. This transition expounded his life story and further emphasized his journey to overcome his sinful endeavors. By acknowledging God as his audience, St. Augustine violates contemporary expectations of autobiographical writing. Using this method, he alters the conventional purpose -- to inform -- and meaning behind autobiographies. Instead, he…

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    view till today. St. Augustine bishop of Hippo had an immense influenced the development of western ideological and political thoughts. This was because St. Augustine gave important insights that were taken up by successors, scholars and experts of politics and government. These thoughts by later scholars that were based on Augustinian foundations generally developed along lines that Augustine presumably would not have wished. St. Augustine Bishop of Hippo never postulated a political theory of…

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    Augustine heads to Carthage, ready to find both emotional and physical love. He also realizes that he is a jealous and suspicious lover. Augustine says, "Yet, had these things no soul, they would certainly not inspire our love" (31). If he didn't have these feelings he would not love and not care. At the end of chapter one Augustine says that he should be scourged with burning rods of jealousy, suspicion, fear, anger and strife. Augustin was fascinated by plays. He preferred tragedy because he…

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    The history of St. Augustine of Hippo is often limited to his profoundly popular work, the Confessions. This is precisely why James J. O’Donnell wrote his biography on the life of Saint Augustine. The thesis of this work is to delve beyond the legend, and expounds upon the daily life and public actions of Augustine. James J. O’Donnell surely has the credentials to write on this topic, given that he based this book on the corse that he taught at Yale University, which is also the university from…

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    Book X marks the transition in the Confessions from autobiography to the direct analysis of philosophical and theological issues. It is also noteworthy that the length of the Books begins to increase dramatically here (Book X is more than twice the length of most of the previous Books). Although this is a sudden transition in form and content, Augustine is following an underlying structure. This structure depends mainly on his view (which is not explicitly mentioned in the work) that the story…

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