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    Battle Analysis: Battle of Stones River The purpose of this paper is to describe how the Confederate Army of Tennessee could have used Intelligence assets to minimize losses and achieve victory during the Battle of Stones River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee during the winter from December 3, 1862 to January 2, 1863. The Battle of Stones River was a significant turning point in the Civil War. It is the final battle of the Stones River Campaign of the Western Theater. The campaign includes four other battles, most notably the brief Confederate invasion of Kentucky. The Union Army’s goal was to defeat the Confederates and remove them from Tennessee. The Confederate’s goal was to maintain ground in Tennessee after recent losses in Kentucky. The battle…

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    Both A Martinet and a Failure: The Effect of the Battle of Stones River on Braxton Bragg General Braxton Bragg was a leader of the Confederate side in the Civil War. He fought in many battles, including the Battle of Stones River. However, his career came to an end because he caused his associates to become frustrated with his quarrelsome attitude and cowardly decisions. This begs the question: To what extent did the battle of Stones River affect Braxton Bragg 's military career? While Bragg 's…

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    Tanner Lancaster David B. Hinton Survey of US. History I 20 September 2015 Stones River National Battlefield “How did I prepare for this visit to Stones River Battlefield?”. First thing I did was did some reading, my dad had a few books lying around that he suggested I read up on Stones River. I read the pages the index referred to on Stones River in the books “The coming fury” and “Never call Retreat”. The first book “The Coming Fury” explained that “Southern delegates…

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    Stones River National Battlefield While preparing for my visit to Stones River National Battlefield, I did some digging on the Internet and found out that the Battle of Stones River started on December 31, 1862. My preparation mainly involved reading about the site, especially its history and why it had been designated as a national historical site. The site was one among the many bloody civil war conflicts. The battle produced significant political and military benefits for the Union, but more…

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    History has few figures that are larger than life. One of these figures from history is Alexander the Great: conqueror of the Persian Empire, unrivaled on-field military tactician, and the distributor of Greek culture to the much of the known world. That being said, it would be difficult for a film to accurately depict all the major events that occurred in such a remarkable, individual’s life. This was the task undertaken by director Oliver Stone is his film, Alexander. Stone faced the problem…

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    Mission Command Principles

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    During the Revolutionary War and many wars to follow, the physical concept of Mission Command was not yet developed. However, as any leader in a military force, some form of a Mission Command philosophy has been executed in major military battles. Colonel William Prescott, the Commander during the Battle of Bunker Hill, while serving with General Israel Putnam, portrayed what is now known by the United States military as Mission Command Principles. The Battle of Bunker Hill began when the…

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    Through the available features, a lot can be traced and learnt in a simple yet comprehensive manner. The site would also help one to understand other issues that are difficult to understand. The site itself promotes nationalism and unity among Americans of all walks of life. The site is an important figure and aspect in the American history more so in the American Civil war. It memorizes the Battle of Stones River. To the war veterans, the site has continuously and consistently promoted reunion…

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    Ambrose Burnside Outline

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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…

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    Wakulla County History

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    Marks Light, the second oldest light house in Florida and is located in Wakulla county. Located on Apalachee bay on the east side of the St. Marks River. St. Marks was an important port in the 1820’s used by many counties in the Florida area and even in Georgia for agriculture. Boats had issues navigating and would at times run into shallow waters. In 1828 the House of Representatives approved the construction for the light house for $6,000. The initial amount was then considered insufficient by…

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    Most of the castles found in Ireland were built using stone. Many of them date back to the 1100's. The Irish started building castles after the Normans invaded the country. There were castles built all over Ireland's beautiful countryside. Many of them now lie in ruins. There are others that have been restored. Many of the castles are open to the public. The Bunratty Castle was built in the 15th century, and it is a medieval fortress that overlooks the River Shannon. The River Shannon…

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