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    Lee, battle flag was square and varied its size for different branches of service: square for the infantry, for the artillery, and for the cavalry. It was first used in battle beginning in December 1861 and was used until the fall of the Confederacy. The blue color on the the battle flag was navy blue, as unlike the much lighter blue of the Naval Jack. The flag's stars represented the number…

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    Wisconsin brought forth 91,379 soldiers for the Union Army, and these men were organized into 53 Infantry Regiments, 4 Calvary Regiments, a company of Berdan’s shooters, 13 light artillery batteries and 1 unit of heavy artillery. The First Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 3 months, was assembled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was rallied into State Service on April 27, 1861 then left for Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on June 9, 1861 (Wisconsin in the Civil War 2012), John C. Starkweather was the Colonel.…

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    coast was attacked the west coast could send battle ships that would arrive in a few days to help protect and defend America (Rosenberg). The canal also boosted Panamas economy by the traffic coming to and from all thanks to Mr. Theodore Roosevelt. The canal was one of Roosevelt’s proudest accomplishments and he gave himself credit to where it was due. Theodore Roosevelt and the canal not only impacted the United States but it also impacted the…

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    (Stonewall) Jackson got his name from the battle of bull run.”There is jackson standing like a stone wall.” said General Bard E. Bee. He said that the soldiers just started to call him Stonewall Jackson… and it stuck. Another successful attack was when he was given command of 18,000 troops and asked to move through the Shenandoah Valley and threaten Washington. He and his “foot cavalry” covered some 676 miles in 48 marching days. He fought and won 5 battles, tied up three federal armies, and…

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    What Caused The Civil War

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    April 12,1862 wasn’t just an ordinary day, it was the first battle of Fort Sumter, officially known as the start of the war named as the “American Civil War”. This was indeed, a very bloody war, with many different aspects - such as what caused it, What were the main events and what was the outcome? What Caused The Civil War? A big, big reason why this war took place was the horrifying reality of “Slavery”. Abolitionists ( people who wanted to abolish slavery), especially in the North (whom…

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    Lion Similes In The Iliad

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    They’re common in the ariestias of the warriors, and we see them used several times in Agamemnon’s. As the morning comes he leads the Achian force back into battle, killing Trojans mercilessly: “…as a lion seizes the innocent young of the running deer, and easily crunches and breaks them caught in the strong teeth…” (11.113-15). Homer’s choice to describe the men he kills as “innocent young” is striking—are…

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    Spies In The Civil War

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    The Civil War is the deadliest war this country has had to endure. It pitted the North versus the South over the issues of slavery and preservation of the Union. Families were literally torn apart as some members supported the Union while others supported the Confederacy. Divided loyalties among such close relatives made espionage a near certainty throughout the war. This paper will examine why there were spies, who they were, how they operated, and their contributions to the war effort. During…

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    States of America between 1861 through 1865. There were many battles that were fought within the Civil War that were considered significant battles in American history like The Battle of Bull Run or The battle of Vicksburg. However, The Battle of Gettysburg proves to be the most meaningful battle within the Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was Robert E. Lee’s most ambitious attempt to try and invade Union territory. After this battle the Confederate’s military never held the same amount of…

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    Fort Sumter Importance

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    Do you know where the first battle in the Civil War was located? That first battle was located at Fort Sumter, and was one of the most historic battles to ever happen on U.S. soil. Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina, which was a very important place to win because the state was undecided on which side to choose in the conflict. Many people do not realize the importance of this battle, and the conflicts leading up to it. Due to the major conflicts Fort Sumter brought it was definite the…

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    Fitzhugh Lee Essay

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    family where he needed to make a great impression to be remembered, he surely did it. Fitzhugh Lee most notably known for his military accomplishments is also known as a hero with a passion to pursue that of the confederacy. Although in most of his battles he served as second in command, he still pursued the enemy and victory at all costs which set…

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