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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg: The Emancipation Proclamation

    led up to the Battle of Gettysburg is the Emancipation Proclamation, it went into effect on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation was President Abraham Lincoln’s decision to free all of the slaves in the United States. This event caused chaos within both the Confederates and the Union Troops. The men felt that this added further complications to the already complicated American Civil War. “Evidently, scores of African Americans living in the North were captured and taken South.”…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Battle Of Gettysburg And Vicksburg

    Vicksburg became a turning point for the Civil War. Both of these battles ended in favor for the Federal Government also known as the Union, North, or Yankees. There were many casualties from both the Union and the Confederates. These Confederates created a government that only included states that had seceded from the Union, they were also known as the South. Even though the victories at these two battles were in favor for the Union both of the sides put in a lot of work and men. For example,…

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  • Gettysburg Dbq Analysis

    There was three different battles the Confederate army and the Union fought each battle was fought in a different place on different days.The Union had many advantages such as the geography of gettysburg.The Union had a smaller army than the Confederate army.This war killed soldiers,generals and the morale of both the Union and the Confederacy. It also helped show that Robert E. Lee could be defeated and that sometimes risk is necessary to win. The Confederates lost this battle and suffered…

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  • Robert E Lee Analysis

    Confederate General Robert E. Lee is possibly the most controversial and yet widely respected out of all the Civil War commanders. Historians have held different views about the beloved General for over a hundred years, such as Robert W. Winston in his book Robert E. Lee; A Biography (1934), Michael Fellman in The Making of Robert E. Lee (2000), and Margaret Sanborn’s Robert E. Lee: A Portrait (1966). Winston’s theme in his book created a different outlook on General Lee than the latter two…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of The South In The Civil War

    with the Union’s significantly favored army and navy, as well as their stronger, newer technology and industrial equipment. The South, consisting of fewer states, and less territory, naturally had a smaller population to work with. Additionally, seeing that a large majority of that population consisted of slaves, who were not permitted to fight in the Confederate forces, this population of those fit to fight shrunk even smaller. The CSA, or Confederate States of America, led by Jefferson Davis,…

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  • Analysis Of James M. Mcpherson's Crossroads Of Freedom

    James M. McPherson Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam Freedom by definition states that one is allowed to speak, think, or act without restraint or fear of severe consequence. During the time surrounding the Civil War, freedom was synonymous with liberty in the sense that that was what the Union was striving for. McPherson argues that The Battle of Antietam was the most crucial turning point in relation to the Civil War. He states that without this battle, there was the chance that freedom in…

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  • Analysis: What Was It Like To Participate In The Civil War

    Huda Alnemer Dr. Pruitt Hist 2010 What was it like to participate in the Civil War? May 13, 1861, Frederic Pearce, a resident of Marietta, Ohio jotted a letter to his father informing him of the situation in their town. He told his father how people were preparing for the war. He also told him that it was his prayer and that of other Christians that the war end fast and the rebellion crushed (BSL 507). Pearce did not have an idea of what was about to happen in his town. By the end of the war,…

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  • Fitzhugh Lee Essay

    despite being under immense pressure and scrutiny by his family and those close around him. He was expected to be close to par with his uncle and father, and even if his skill exceeded them he would never be known for it. He was the nephew of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He was one of the youngest military leaders to be promoted as fast as he was. He had the knowledge and drive to push himself further than most in the Calvary. Born on November 19th 1835, in Fairfax County, Virginia…

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  • A Horseman In The Sky Analysis

    morality is severely destroyed by the war. Carter Druse, a Virginian teenager, objects to his family’s beliefs and joins the Union Army. Throughout the story, feelings of insanity about patriotic duty and family obedience overflow his mind. Holding nothing back in battle, Druse has no choice but to fire towards the enemy, tragically striking his father, who is a Confederate spy. In this example, Bierce highlights the destructive impact war has on families no matter where they fight or who they…

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  • Robert Lee's Struggle During The Battle Of Chancellorsville

    The Union army suffered 14,000 casualties and the Confederacy suffered 10,000 casualties during the Battle of Chancellorsville. This battle started when General Joseph Hooker crossed the Rappahannock River and began to move behind Robert E. Lee’s confederate army, which put his troops in northern Virginia in great danger. Although Hooker’s plan was very well executed, Robert Lee’s strategic brilliance and instinct saved him because he split his force leaving 10,000 troops to hold the Union at…

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