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  • Brief Summary: The Legacy Of John Brown

    Sumter. “On April 10, 1861, knowing that resupplies were on their way from the North to the federal garrison at Fort Sumter in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, provisional Confederate forces in Charleston demanded the fort’s surrender” ( As the Fort Sumter’s commander refused to do so, Confederate cannons open fired on April 20. The following day, the fort’s commander, Major Anderson surrendered. War had begun and for the next four years, the most casualties would be…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of The Civil War

    War, United States was split into two sections, the North(Union) and the South(Confederacy). The Union, had a population of “22 million in 1860, while only 9 million people lived in the Confederacy, 3.5 million of them slaves”(511). Each side had their own advantages. The Union had very strong financial resources, an abundance of manufacturing companies and the best means of transport; the railroad. On the other hand, the Confederacy had one important advantage. They had a very strong army, with…

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  • War Turning Point

    River. To seize control of the Mississippi River, the Union surrounded Vicksburg until the Rebels finally surrendered (Appleby et al. [Page 486]). Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis viewed the capture of Vicksburg as the key to defeating the Confederate army. The Union had also used their naval operations to seize Vicksburg. They had originally ordered a complete surrender of the South, but the Confederacy rejected this proposal. This resulted in a changing point in the Civil War with the…

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  • General William Tecumseh Analysis

    While the people of the South have an opposite and repugnant memory of the man, they blame for “scorching” the South. Despite personal opinions of General William Sherman, his shocking tactics and dreadful techniques were necessary to save the United States of America and bring about the end of the Civil War. William Tecumseh Sherman was born February 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was one of eleven children when his father…

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  • Battle Of Gettysburg Research Paper

    war, which successfully stopped the Southern Confederate Armies led by General Robert E. Lee from taking over the north which “wanted to threaten Northern cities, weaken the North 's appetite for war and, especially, win a major battle on Northern soil and strengthen the peace…

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  • Why Did The Confederacy Lose The Civil War?

    How did the Confederate States of America lose the Civil War? Though a stimulating question that deserves contemporary debate, many historians claim the reason the Confederacy lost the war is based on southern resources, military strategy, civilian leadership or the institution of slavery. However, while all explanations can be classified as valid reasons as to why the Union won and the Confederacy lost, the case can be made that all four reasons were significant causes to the final result of…

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  • Abraham Lincoln's Sumter Policy

    abolitionist program would impel border states to the confederacy. In other words, his biggest concern was keeping the union united and strong, not to abolish or keep slavery. Meanwhile, Lincoln crafted his own emancipation in which the slaves were to be freed by state action, slave owners to be reimbursed, the government was to share the financial burden, and all freed slaves were to colonize abroad. Congress was willing to fund Lincoln’s plan, however the southern states wanted nothing to do…

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  • Confederate Reckoning Book Review

    the Union and the Southern Confederate States. The Confederate Army fought for their right to own slaves while the Union fought to abolish all slavery. In the book Confederate Reckoning by Stephanie McCurry, she explains things that take place during the war but are not apart of the battle. McCurry thoroughly explains African slaves and white women during the civil war and their political state of mind and political consequences of their actions and behavior. The Confederate government had to…

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  • Northern War Strategy

    Union Strategy 1861 – 1862: Lincoln and the Union high commands initial strategic proposal came from Major General Winfield Scott. The general-in-chief of the proposed “Anaconda Plan.” Scott’s master vision was an 80,000 man army pushing down the Mississippi River, severing the Confederacy in half while the Union navy instituted a blockade to suffocate and cut of the South’s trade. One factor that Scott and many of his staff thought was unique in the war was that a bulk of Southerners were…

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  • Lee's Argumentative Essay

    to Grant (Winik 168). Plus, when you take into consideration that the Confederate president, Jefferson Davis, had already supported the idea of guerilla warfare, it is obvious that Alexander’s plan was a tempting option from Lee’s point of view. Even with all the benefits guerilla warfare would have had for Lee, he still decided against it, largely due to his sense of duty to the country. Lee was the hero of the Confederates, and had he accepted the idea of guerilla warfare, many others…

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