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  • The Weaknesses In The Battle Of Gettysburg

    In the Battle of Gettysburg, according to “The Killer Angels”, the southern generals made far too many mistakes that cost them the victory. In this battle, both sides made frequent mistakes, yet the South’s faults were far more fatal. These faults were the cause of the south’s loss of the battle, and the consequences that followed. The first disastrous mistake made by the South, was their faith in Jeb Stuart. Longstreet and the other generals in the Confederate army relied heavily on Stuart to tell them the locations of the Union army. Stuart failed to send them any information about the Union location. Finally, Longstreet and the other generals realized what Jeb Stuart had done. “Jeb Stuart… was joyriding.” (P. 9 )The Confederate Army was astonished that Stuart had betrayed them and left them blind. Without knowing the location of the Union Army, the Confederate Army had to go into battle blind and knowing nothing. This was a huge factor in the way that the Confederate Army fought in the Battle of Gettysburg, and this fatality cost them a significant amount. The second disastrous mistake was made on the first day of the battle when General Ewell wasn’t able to obtain Cemetery Hill. Should they have obtained the high ground, they would have had…

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  • Gettysburg Movie Analysis

    I chose the film Gettysburg because it provides a great overview of the battle of Gettysburg. Gettysburg is a 1993 American war film. The film tells the story of the battle between the Union and confederate armies during the Civil War. The movie made sure to capture each day of the battle, which lasted three days. I was kind of confused at first because the film had no clear protagonist and antagonist. After all, the film did an outstanding job at representing the dramatic intensity of each…

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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg Analysis

    The Battle of Gettysburg is perhaps the most famous battle ever to be fought on American soil. The three-day long struggle, which saw intense fighting that pitted friend against friend and brother against brother, holds a special place in the American psyche. In the span of three days in July of 1863 the entire tone of the American Civil changed from certain confederate victory, to an impending federal rout. What happened over this time span that caused the sudden shift in momentum during the…

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  • Pathos In The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address, in my opinion, is one of the most famous speeches in our nation’s history. There were many devices used during President’s Lincoln speech like pathos. Pathos cleverly used in his Gettysburg Address; how he describes a part of the nation’s history and where the country was heading. I think Abraham Lincoln used pathos because to make a genuine connection; with the people of the United States after the tragedy of the war. In the Gettysburg Address, the rhetorical appeals…

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  • Gettysburg Address Thesis

    The Gettysburg Address is the greatest speech in American History. President Abraham Lincoln delivered an inspiring speech at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863, to honor the soldiers who died at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was the 16th American President who served in office from March 4, 1861 to April 15, 1865. The Gettysburg Address was one of the important events during his presidency. Although it was just a short, two minute…

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  • Gettysburg Turning Point

    Battle of Gettysburg: Turning Point for the U.S. After Lee’s victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville,Virginia, in May 1863, Lee wanted to lead his Confederate army in their second invasion of the North the Gettysburg Campaign. Lee wanted to threaten Northern cities, weaken the North’s appetite for war and, especially win a major battle on Northern soil. Maj. Gen. Meade moved the Northern army between Lee and Washington D.C. When Lee found out the Meade was in Pennsylvania, Lee…

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  • The Gettysburg Address Analysis

    continuously focus on the meaning and decisions behind one of his most famous documents: The Gettysburg Address. This address to the nation was proclaimed in late 1863, during a time where America had suffered from the lasting duress of the Civil War that plagued the nation. At this point, the Civil War had endured three years – three years of a war that wore down both sides of the nation, and Lincoln’s Union side severely needed confirmation of a turning point or a sighting of the end of the…

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  • Gettysburg Address Allusion

    Two iconic people and their iconic speeches marked the history of America. “I Have A Dream” by Martin Luther King Jr, it was given during the march on Washington for jobs and Freedom on August 28,1963. In his speech he demanded an end to racism in the United States and he called for equality for all people. On “The Gettysburg Address” by Abraham Lincoln, his speech was given at Gettysburg during the American Civil War on November 19,1863 as a memorable speech for all soldiers who died during the…

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  • Battle Of Gettysburg Essay

    The war of Gettysburg started on July 1, 1863 and ended on July 3, 1863. The battle of Gettysburg lasted a small three days, but the war was perhaps one of the most deadliest wars ever fought out on American soil. Before the war of Gettysburg started, Robert E. Lee had won a tremendous battle at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, in May 1863. After the battle Robert Lee had already came up with a plan to strike the North again. This time he would strike Virginia again, but this…

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  • Gettysburg Battle Significance

    The Battle of Gettysburg was one of the most important battles of the Civil War. People still consider it historical. The battle could have went either way. The battle, named after Gettysburg, was a hard fought competition for the Confederates, as they maintained confidence throughout the war. The battle was historical in its own way, there were great weapons, and recognized men. The Union had greater numbers than the Confederates. The Union had about 90,000 soldiers. The Confederates had about…

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