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  • Civil War Outline

    war in United States history. The war was started by slave debate in 1820. The state of Missouri wanted to become a slave state. The Missouri compromise of 1820 led to the agreement that Missouri would officially become a slave state. Texas which was a part of Mexican territory became a slave state since the English settlers brought slaves into the state. With slavery present it led to the Mexican American War. They settled with Texas as a slave state and California as a free state. Ulysses S.…

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  • What They Fought For By James Mcpherson's History

    (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994. Introduction, Chapters One – Three. $11.99. Paperback.) James McPherson’s What They Fought For shows readers an inside look of what Civil War soldiers experienced on the frontline. McPherson does this by using diary and handwritten letters soldiers would send home. “The principle sources for that book, and this one, are the personal letters and diaries written by soldiers during their war experience.” (1). McPherson states his reasoning for…

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  • The Causes Of The American Civil War

    life. A plantation agriculture of the South that depended on slaves. When Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860 his opposition to slavery was seen as a threat to the economic interest of the southern states. The South responded by seceding from the Union and founding the confederate States of America in 1861 with Jefferson Davis as their president. South Carolina was the first to secede, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana secede in January 1861. The war effectively…

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  • The Battle Of Antietam: The Turning Point Of The Civil War

    of great frustration because the chance they had had to win the war was lost. The victory that the Union army had achieved provided Lincoln with the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation and broaden the main concern of the war from the unity of the nation to include the abolishment of slavery. The Battle of Antietam is not just important because of what it did for the Union army, but also for the fact that it was a turning point that is significant to history. In The Long Road to…

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  • Robert E Lee's Decisions

    Robert E. Lee was a famous military Leader known best for his time serving during the Civil War. Lee was the general of the Confederates from 1861 to 1865 and was previously involved in the U.S. Army (Pryor). Although Lee was highly esteemed for his service, his actions during battle invoked various consequences. Robert E. Lee 's decision to side with the Confederacy during the Civil War was strongly influenced by his military background with family and friends; his decision caused a great…

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  • Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Of Amnesty And Reconstruction

    “The Union armies had captured larges sections of the South, and some states were ready to have their governments rebuilt”. The Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction was used to reconstruct and reunify the United States (“Lincoln”). Abraham Lincoln had a plan to begin rebuilding the United States. He did this in 1863, with his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. The reason Lincoln created the proclamation was to determine how the Southern states would be restored under the…

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  • Fort Sumter History

    Fort Sumter was first implicit the wake of the War of 1812, which had highlighted the United States ' absence of solid waterfront resistances. Named for Revolutionary War general and South Carolina local Thomas Sumter, Fort Sumter was one of about 50 forts assembled as a feature of the supposed Third System, a waterfront barrier project actualized by Congress in 1817. The three-layered, five-sided fort 's beach front situation was intended to permit it to control access to the basic Charleston…

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  • Ma James Longstreet: The Battle Of The Wilderness

    The Confederates shot from the Wilderness at the Union soldiers.The trees and underbrush made moving hard because of the difficulty the troops faced to move in an orderly fashion and was extremely rough on the cavalry and artillery. Right after 5 am the Union second corps, led by Winfield Scott Hancock, drove back the Confederates nearly a mile. James Longstreet arrived to aid the Confederates helping the fighting to be even more intense than the first day of the battle. Unfortunately for…

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  • Bravery In The Civil War

    Soldiers brought fiddles, guitars, and banjos to pass the time. The United States made it a mandatory regulation that ever regiment of infantry and artillery must have a brass band with twentyfour members and cavalry must have sixteen members. Camp was thought as a safe place, rarely were there attacks on a camp, Dealton Cooper…

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  • The Importance Of The Battle Of Shiloh

    Civil War (1861-1865),“was an unnecessary condition of affairs, and might have been avoided if forbearance and wisdom had been practiced on both sides,” (Robert E. Lee). 5 years of bloodshed resulted in the victory of the North, a part of the United States that support the abolition of slavery, low-wage workers, tariffs, and other ideas that the South did not. Although the North named the war victorious, many Southerners believe that it was more the loss of the Confederacy than the victory of…

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