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    General John Pope, and Major General George B. McClellan. It had four times the amount of casualties than the original Battle of Bull Run. Taken place in Northern Virginia it was a battle between Union and Confederate Armies on August 28-30 1862. John Pope led the Union army, and on the Confederate side General Robert E. Lee led the way. The Union army had the most casualties while the Confederate army suffered loses but minimal compared to the Union army. Major General George B McClellan demoted from overall command by President Abraham Lincoln, would only command the…

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    relationship. In the start of the letter, she seems to be smitten with him, because she mentions that she hears about him around town and that it “satisfies” her “very much.” Before this, Mary writes that she knows that he is not fond of letter writing, so we can see that there seems to be a slight strain on the relationship, but not to an extreme degree, just like any other relationship. Mary also fills him in on events happening with the family such as “little Taddie” feeling better, which,…

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    it would just be like watching a sporting event, to the extent that a New York volunteer said “What a picnic”. The reality was that some civilians were seriously hurt, killed and even captured. At the end, it brought the cruel reality of what was to come on future skirmishes during the Civil War. Luckily for the Union Army in retreat, the Confederates did not have the capability at the time to pursue and destroy the Union Army as they were retreating; this became a hot topic of discussion with…

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    Abraham Lincoln, George McClellan, Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis is fascinating as it provides the reader with a larger picture of who they were. Not only does he provide insight on this significant figures of history, but also the minor ones such as Pope, Burnside and Halleck. He provides his argument in detailed backgrounds of character, politics and battle strategies. The character that is most certainly given the center stage of this book is General George McClellan. McClellan is…

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    People Of the War 1. General George B. McClellan George Brinton McClellan is most often know as the retired General for the Union during the Civil War. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Ohio governor William Dennison, recommended McClellan’s work as a military leader to President Lincoln which he would later accept. As General-in-Chief of the Union Army in the North, McClellan hardly made any advancements and would often over estimate the enemy. He was relieved from command when President…

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    wonder when Clara is going to try and scavenge for more supplies. At the start she brought in four wagons filled with all sorts of supplies for the nurses and surgeons on site. But with each and every patient that number is getting lower and lower. I am so thankful for her. Without her I do not know what we would have been able to do. When she came I said, “You have no idea how difficult it really has been with no supplies. The soldiers have been put through absurd amounts of pain” She replied,…

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    Spies are often used to implement or be used as an advantage for a certain side. One example of this is on April 2, 1861, when Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S president, paid ten thousand dollars to the Army office to go on an expedition to Fort Pickens, Florida. ( 83-84) While there, they were to attempt to control the South more by sealing southern ports by using blockading warships. ( 84) Spies were also used to convey warnings to help protect their side or help them get ahead of their…

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    Civil War Photography

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    team and his photographs had a paramount impact on public opinion of the Civil War that continues to this day, a major impact on modern day photojournalism and the future of war time photography. Mathew Brady was born in 1822 or 1823, the exact date is disputed, in Warren County, New York, to Irish immigrants, Andrew and Julia Brady. Brady grew up in Saratoga Springs, New York, besides that not much else is know about his youth. In 1835, Brady moved to Albany, New York to seek treatment for an…

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    Robert Edward Lee was born on January 18th, 1807 in Stratford Hall, Virginia. He was destined for a military life as his father was a Revolutionary War hero. Colonel Henry Lee led cavalry in battles and won praise from General George Washington. When Lee turned 18, he enrolled in West Point Academy where he had major success, graduating with 5 other cadets in his class. After school, he married Mary Custis in June of 1831 and went on to have seven children. Lee went all around the country…

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    Two Military Genius

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    Union advance, while they were fighting General Barnard Bee said, “There stands Jackson like a stone wall.” During the Civil War, Robert E. Lee became in charge of the Confederate Army in 1862, which Stonewall Jackson joined as a general under Lee. They fought many major battles together the Battle of Antietam, Battle of Fredericksburg, and the Battle of Chancellorsville. The Battle of Antietam took place because of special order 191, this order stated that the Confederate Army would…

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