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    under him - and those who would oppose him - on the battlefields of the Civil War. In 1855 he left the academy to take a position in the cavalry and in 1859 was called upon to put down abolitionist John Brown’s raid at Harpers Ferry. Because of his reputation as one of the finest officers in the United States Army, Abraham Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Federal forces in April 1861. Lee declined and tendered his resignation from the army when the state of Virginia seceded on April 17, arguing that he could not fight against his own people. Instead, he accepted a general’s commission in the newly formed Confederate Army. His first military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Cheat Mountain, Virginia (now West Virginia) on September 11, 1861. It was a Union victory but Lee’s reputation withstood the public criticism that followed. He served as military advisor to President Jefferson Davis until June 1862 when he was given command of the wounded General Joseph E. Johnston's embattled army on the Virginia peninsula.…

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    Goals After a thorough CMS evaluation process, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) decided on Cascade Server back in the spring of 2007. The College engaged BarkleyREI to design their site, which was launched in 2008. As a natural extension of the successful partnership between the College and the vendor, NOVA collaborated with Barkley in 2014 when it was time for a new website design. The first step in the discovery process was to identify the main goals of the project: Increase the…

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    The American Civil War was a period led by glorious leaders and followed by bloodshed. Robert E. Lee was perhaps the greatest of such leaders. Being from the 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.…

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    attempt to win at The Battle of Antietam was a failure. So in June 1863, General Lee decided to try again. This time he would march North to Pennsylvania and have the Union army of Potomac pursue him. When they did follow him Lee would chose a ground that would terrify the Northern Union and impress the British…

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    The second battle of Bull Run also known as the “Second Battle of Manassas” was Larger in scale than the first. There were four primary generals, General Robert E. Lee, Major 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.…

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    The Killer Instincts and Deference of Two Military Geniuses The killer instincts and deference of Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. Jackson claimed many victories for the Confederate Army and helped the army endure a long harsh battle against the Union. As General of the Confederate army Robert E. Lee demonstrated his military genius through his ability to anticipate enemy movements. Lee also showed his military genius through developing new battle tactics that positioned his generals to take…

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    The article I read was The American Civil War The Battle of Gettysburg, from http://www.ducksters.com/history/battle_of_gettysburg.phpAmerican I read about the The battle took place on July 1-3 1863 Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Robert E Lee invaded the north, the north held him off. That was a huge turn around in the war. Robert E Lee lead the south’s army. The north was lead by General George.The battle ended up taking place over three days, the south outnumbered the north and caused them to…

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    The Civil War is to be one of the worst times in American History, with two sides of America battling over American rights and different views from the the Union (North) and the Confederacy (South). During this war there was countless American lives taken and countless battles, but one battle that probably stands out more than others is The Battle of Gettysburg for many reasons. Why do historians and many others consider The Battle of Gettysburg to be the bloodiest of all battles in the Civil…

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    After day two , confederate gained more ground but neither broke union’s line of battle nor took any high ground. This result meant exactly opposite things to Lee and Longstreet. Lee saw this as a sign of victory and forecasted that they would win the battle on the next day. He expected to use one more day break union’s line to Washington by attacking the center. For Longstreet, this was a defeat and he strengthened more about the idea of moving to the south (422). Lee made this decision…

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    Throughout history, war has been at the forefront of politics and has led to the formation of some of the greatest societies and movements of all time. That being said, war has also led to the ultimate downfall of enormous empires and movements that at one point were sparked with enthusiasm. In short, it brings the most glorious of times and the worst; thousands of human beings dead, families and nations left grieving, and beliefs shattered like glass – all the aftermath of a brutal, hard-fought…

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