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  • How Did Ulysses S. Grant Affect The Civil War

    Even though it was a draw he showed that the Union was willing to fight. February of 1862 he was able to capture two major forts of the Confederate in Tennessee Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. These were the first major victories for the Union and he was promoted to a major general. Grant was in high spirits until the battle of Shiloh. That Battle of Shiloh happened on April 6, 1862, Confederate soldiers under the leadership of General Albert Sidney Johnston. The Confederates pour out from the tree line and surprising the Union forces. The Confederates surround the Union troops, capture, kill, or wounded most. This was a 2 day battle, on the first day of the battle Gen. Johnston was wounded and was replaced by P.G.T. Beauregard. Grant stood his ground until Grant was eventually to overpower the Confederate forces. The battle of Shiloh was 2 days and produced 23,000 casualties and was the bloodiest battle in the Civil war and on American soil. This was a battle won by the Union but many Union Soldiers lost their lives on the battlefield and Grant blamed himself so did others. Even after the loss of so many Union, Lincoln stood by his…

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  • St. Thomas Aquinas's Three Criterias For A Just War

    “St. Thomas Aquinas identifies three criteria for a just war. First, a war must be waged by a legitimate authority. Second, a war must have a just cause. Third, a war must have the right intentions. (P. 139) In order for a war to be waged by a legitimate authority, it must serve the common good, not just private interests and agendas. (P. 138) In order for a war to have just cause, it must include: protecting citizens from hostile or violent behavior, restoring rights that have been taken away…

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  • Civil War Thematic Essay

    Protestant churches who often tied themselves with matters of the state, and this stayed at the heart of who the Southerners wanted their new nation to be. When the Civil War started, the Southerners also looked to their religious leaders to help guide them through a difficult time, filled with heavy losses. Also, Christian ministers began to preach about God’s plan for the Civil War, making their battle into more of a Crusade to…

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  • Battle Of Fort Sumter Essay

    over 618,000 people. The Battle of Fort Sumter was a battle over politics between the North and the South. The event of the battle of Fort Sumter all started when Abraham Lincoln was elected, but before that he was inaugurated the 16th President of the United States. Today Fort Sumter is a museum, but before that happened there was a battle; a battle that started with politics. On November 15, 1860, President of the United States ,James Buchanan, called together his Cabinet telling them…

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  • Critique Of Jack Hurst's Men Of Fire

    published two other books about the Civil War, as well as serving as a journalist for several noteworthy newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, the Nashville Tennessean, and the Philadelphia Inquirer. Not only is he very reliable with his information about the Civil War, but he also descends from both Union and Confederate soldiers. There are very few men that would be better suited to write about the Civil War than Jack Hurst. II. Summary Men of Fire accurately portrays the roles of Ulysses…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of The American Civil War

    to be short and simple. However, after countless battles and lives lost the battle dragged on. The CSA had a disadvantage from the beginning. Since the Union was supplied by the crops in the North and Industry in the North. The CSA was low in supplies, resources, food, and weapons. They also did not have the proper fighting styles or intelligence for different battles. There were battles areas put into place by President Lincoln primarily Grant and Sherman. If the CSA had obtained the…

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  • Last Of The Mohicans Analysis

    He is discovered to be a Huron, and when all the officers from the the party are killed by a war party that had followed them at Magua’s command, Duncan, Cora, and Alice have little chance of survival. During the fighting, Hawkeye and his brethren arrived and saved the travelers. Magua gets away with his life, and the Mohicans saved the life of the three British. Hawkeye introduces himself to Duncan and the girls, and agrees to escort them to Fort William-Henry, where General Munro, Cora and…

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  • Francis Marion Research Paper

    St. George so he could attend a school in Georgetown. Then, when he was fifteen, Francis embarked on a career as a sailor. He joined a schooner headed for the Caribbean. The voyage ended when the ship sank, supposedly by a whale hitting the boat. Francis and his fellow crewmates still had to spend one week at sea. Francis Marion’s nickname was “The Swamp Fox” due to Francis’s abnormal technique of warfare, known as guerrilla warfare. Guerrilla warfare is unfair war like shooting before the…

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  • African American Soldiers In The Civil War

    in the Civil War. All African Americans had an uphill battle to fight when it came to getting the chance to prove themselves as adequate soldiers, and an even tougher battle to get recognition for what they had achieved. The first soldiers to get win both of these fights were the men of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first official all African American force in the United States military. Because of their achievements, the 54th Massachusetts had a positive impact on the views…

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  • How Did African Americans Win The Civil War

    Civil War that there was a large number of African Americans in the military. When the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, many African Americans wanted to join the Union army. Sometime in 1862 Colonel Higginson from Massachusetts was given command of the First Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers. They were the first United States regimen made up of slaves. By the end of the Civil War, there were over 180,000 African Americans who had fought in the Union army. There were…

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