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  • Gettysburg Campaign Essay

    Use of Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign SSG Schumacher. John P. SLC Class 15-005 C.S.A.’s Use of Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign The purpose of this paper is conduct battle analysis of Lee’s Second Invasion of the North which led to Gettysburg Campaign during the American Civil War and to identify how this battle’s outcome could have changed had intelligence been used differently. I assert that had the Army of Northern Virginia of the Confederate States of America utilized its attached intelligence support in the form of cavalry more appropriately prior to the battle, that it is possible that the Battle of Gettysburg or another battle in the same campaign would have been a Confederate victory. Additionally, this would have led to a truce between the two…

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  • Robert E Lee Characteristics

    greatest of such leaders. Being from the South, Lee chose to participate in the war as part of the Confederacy. For the first three years of war, Robert E. Lee acted as the commander of the Northern Virginia Army. The Northern Virginian Army was a tandem of warriors feared in the Union as an efficient war machine. He spent the last year of war as the head of the Confederate Army. Following up to the Civil War, Lee had grew a reputation as one of the best battle strategists of his generation. The…

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  • Why Robert E. Lee Won The Battle Of Gettysburg

    at Gettysburg. General Robert E. Lee’s first attempt to win at The Battle of Antietam was a failure. So in June 1863, General Lee decided to try again. This time he would march North to Pennsylvania and have the Union army of Potomac pursue him. When they did follow him Lee would chose a ground that would terrify the Northern Union and impress the British…

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  • Second Battle Of Bull Run Essay

    casualties than the original Battle of Bull Run. Taken place in Northern Virginia it was a battle between Union and Confederate Armies on August 28-30 1862. John Pope led the Union army, and on the Confederate side General Robert E. Lee led the way. The Union army had the most casualties while the Confederate army suffered loses but minimal compared to the Union army. Major General George B McClellan demoted from overall command by President Abraham Lincoln, would only command the…

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  • Two Military Genius

    The killer instincts and deference of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson claimed many victories for the Confederate Army and helped the army endure a long harsh battle against the Union. As General of the Confederate army Robert E. Lee demonstrated his military genius through his ability to anticipate enemy movements. Lee also showed his military genius through developing new battle tactics that positioned his generals to take strategic territories towards the northern border of Virginia.Thomas…

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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg: Turning Point Of American Civil War

    “turning point” of American Civil War. After this battle, confederate army had never taken offensive to the north again and eventually lost the war. The battle of Gettysburg took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania July 1-- July 3, 1863 and ended up with Confederacy 's defeat, which broke the myth of confederate’s invincibility and caused large number of casualties. However, this failure could be easily avoided by correcting the tactics. General Lee and General Longstreet had several disagreements…

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  • Killer Angels: A Thematic Analysis

    through three blazing summer days in which blood is shed profusely on both sides. Throughout Killer Angels, the viewpoints and accounts of several key individuals are provided which ultimately highlights the brutality of the Battle of Gettysburg, the purposes that fueled the Union and Confederate armies, and the thought process behind decisions that directly affected the outcome of the…

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  • The Killer Angels Summary

    The novel “The Killer Angels”, written by Michael Shaara, tells about the Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most pivotal conflict during the American Civil War. It is common knowledge that Confederate General Robert E. Lee led his army of 70,000 to the small town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania after gaining a victory against Union forces at Chancellorsville, Virginia. He believed that with a recent win his troops were ready to attack and defeat the North. The battle took place from July 1 to July 3…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Civil War And The Killer Angels

    it ridiculous that Confederate officers would rather die in battle than be considered to lack bravery. Longstreet knows anyone can die in battle and that it is more important to find the best way to achieve victory and execute on that plan. This is quite a contrast with the excitement General Pickett and his officers express to Longstreet when told of their mission to attack the Union center over a mile of open ground – clearly a suicidal mission. By providing this background, Mr. Shaara makes…

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  • The Killer Angels Analysis

    The Killer Angels are historical fictional novels written by Michael Shaara based on the battle of the Gettysburg during the American civil war. The battle of Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle in the American civil war, and it resulted in the death of over 50,000 men over a period of three days. The battle of Gettysburg has been hailed by historians as the turning point of the America’s civil war that culminated in the victory of the Union Army. Shaara developed the story in the novel from the…

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