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    Stonewall Jackson Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. He was considered a great American because of his great courage and knowledge on the battlefield. At a young age, six years old, both of Thomas’ parents were dead. Thomas and his sister, Laura, were sent to live with other relatives. This made Thomas extremely independent throughout his life. Jackson’s parents were named Jonathan and Julie Jackson. He was one child of four in his…

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    The American Civil War

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    War. As the title of this paper suggests, this paper is about the causes, battles, and the aftermath of the Civil War. In the first section of this paper, I discuss the different reasons that Northerners and Southerners fought and describe the attack on Fort Sumter. The next three sections of this paper are concerned with three major battles of the Civil War: the First Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Antietam, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Finally, the last section of this paper is dedicated…

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    Bull Run Research Paper

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    Union volunteer army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington DC toward the Confederate army under Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, drawn up behind Bull Run creek west of Centreville. Beauregard's men defended the strategic railroad junction at Manassas, just west of the creek. On July 17th, McDowell sent a small force across Bull Run at Blackburn's Ford to test the Confederate defenses. A brief skirmish ensured, with light casualties and little result. McDowell made plans to…

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    and fighting. Railroads affected the course of the Civil War during the First Battle of Bull Run, during and after battle of Chickamauga, and when the North was holding Richmond and Petersburg. Because the North was much more industrialized than the South, they had more railroads. But, according to…

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    During the war, the soldiers experienced boredom, discomfort, sickness, fear of what lies in front of them, and horror from what has happened and from what is going to happen to them. For example, during the Battle of Shiloh the soldiers had to wait about twenty-four hours until they received medical treatment. Many of the Confederate soldiers suffered from a lack of food and many other supplies. One out of every eleven Union soldiers ended up running away,…

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    Civil War: Rich Man’s War, Poor Man’s Fight The civil war was a bloody war with epic results. The civil war led to the freedom of the slaves but the war wasn’t really about the slaves. The war was about rich men and their fight for power. Many were led to believe that the union wanted to take their rights, women, and jobs. Others knew the war was simply a display of financial power. The South had become rich off the work of slaves. The North demand taxes and thus the fight that led to thousands…

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    Gettysburg Battle Analysis

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    This was a day no one would forget. In the two days before the battle many men from both sides maneuvered into positions around Antietam. Each knew the other was there; skirmishes erupted throughout the day on 15 and 16 September. Long-range artillery tore through the air in hopes of softening the opposing forces. Everyone knew on the evening of 16 September that the next day would be one to remember. On the morning of 17 September there were 30,000 of Lee's Confederate soldiers facing…

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    Courage is taking the bull by the horns and handling it with confidence. In the book The Red Badge of Courage, Henry Flemming is courageous by enlisting in the army by his own free will. He also exhibits courage by going into his first battle and not backing down. Lastly Henry also exhibits courage by Going into battle with a slight amount of courage even after seeing dead bodies. In the beginning of the book Henry exhibits courage by enlisting in the army. Henry wanted to join the army to be…

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    South, Lee chose to participate in the war as part of the Confederacy. For the first three years of war, Robert E. Lee acted as the commander of the Northern Virginia Army. The Northern Virginian Army was a tandem of warriors feared in the Union as an efficient war machine. He spent the last year of war as the head of the Confederate Army. Following up to the Civil War, Lee had grew a reputation as one of the best battle strategists of his generation. The Lincoln Administration offered Lee a…

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    One question that I have had for one of the longest times has to be, which civil war regiment won the battle of Gettysburg? Now this question has been in my mind mainly because I am sort of a history buff and have had an interest in things like this for a long time. My first move was to just pose the question online, in this case i asked the question on google. When i did a google search a lot of what came up was the 1st Minnesota line Infantry Regiment, no other regiments seem to show up when…

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