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    The book The Killer Angels by Micheal Shaara is about the battle of Gettysburg and attempts to convey the historical event by presenting it in a fashion that feels fictional, but is based on documents and letters that were set around that time. The book covers the event through the eyes of different confederate and union officers, and is told in such a way that you feel sympathetic to the characters because you can see their panic, and the decision making process that each officer uses. This…

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    through the starvation, dysentery, fatigue, utilization of industrialized weaponry, and loss of life with no territorial gain, the people were finding it harder and harder to continue fighting, both mentally and physically. The leaders of armies at first used combatant war tactics, but this only resulted in millions of men wounded and hurt, because they were fighting a different kind of war. Trench warfare mainly resulted in little gain in territory with failed offenses quickly injuring and…

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    the Battle of the Marne Introduction By August, 1914 Europe had reached a boiling point. Germany and the Austro-Hungarian empire prepared themselves for an inevitable war against France and Russia. Germany had been planning for war for nearly two decades. Helmuth Johann Ludwig Von Moltke, German Chief of Staff, placed the fate of the entire German army into the success of the Schlieffen Plan, a grand mobilization plan he had inherited from his predecessor, which eventually lead to the Battle…

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    During the year of 1861, there was the Battle of Bull Run, which was in Virginia. These battles were fought on American soil, also known as the Battle of Manassas due to its proximity to the city of Manassas, Virginia, and it is the first major victory of the confederacy against the Union. These two battles were the first major land battles of the Civil War. The union army was under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell who marched from Washington against the confederate army . The confederate victory gave…

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    influenced the outcome of the Civil War. The Union had many strengths and weaknesses that impacted the result of the Civil War. The Union's strengths caused them to win many major battles and eventually the war. The Confederacy had strengths and weaknesses that affected the result of the Civil war. The Confederacy also won a few battles that changed the views of Union soldiers. Clearly, there were many events that impacted the result of the Civil war. PART 1: Union’s Strengths V. Confederacy…

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    issue for the south because he had wanted slavery gone. This had seemed like a easy battle for the North because they had more manufacturing in guns and just plainly had more population of the…

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    Civil War Benefits

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    The Confederates were fighting to keep slaves as plantation workers. The Union wanted slaves to be freed and given rights under the law. According to Union Soldiers William F. Fox and Livermore in 1889, an estimated 620,000 soldiers were killed in battle, were starved, were disease ridden, or fell victim to accident or injury (Civil War Facts).…

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    Bull Run Thesis

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    Civil War The Civil War was the bloodiest war ever fought by Americans, and against fellow Americans. Several horrific battles highlighted America’s most gruesome history such as the Battles of Antietam and Gettysburg which drastically raised the body count due to the desperate battle plans and attacks carried out by hundreds to thousands of men sent to their deaths on suicide runs. The bloodshed and pain of the Civil War, furthered by errors in judgment and the weaponry of the 19th century…

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    Soldier's Heart Analysis

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    yards from the line trees ahead he crouched more than run.The fight had been called the Battle for Manassas Junction from a newspaper. Charley thought…

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    Fort Sumter History

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    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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