Robert E. Lee

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  • Emmitsburg Road Research Paper

    Observing the advance, General Hunt ordered his batteries into action. This time the artillery was employed with deadly precision and effect on target. Delivering multiple Confederate wounded or dead with each round of Grape Shot fired. The effects of accurate artillery fire combined with the terrain began to close the 400 yard gap between General Pickett and General Pettigrew. With the bunching up of troops in General Pickett’s and General Pettigrew’s Divisions, General Hunt’s artillery was all…

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  • How General Grant Changed Military Tactics During The Civil War

    where General Lee would out maneuver General Grant. This result in a bloodbath, but Grant continued to Spotsylvania Court House. Once again, General Lee out maneuvered General Grant and resulted in a bloodbath and General Grant maneuvering away from Lee towards Richmond/St. Petersburg. Lee kept out maneuvering Grant, but Grant's tactics ensured his army did not collapse. Stalemates happened or Grant maneuvered away from Lee towards Richmond. Grant reach Richmond, but was blocked by Lee and…

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  • The Importance Of The Battle Of Fredericksburg

    General Robert E. Lee and Colonel Walton had accomplished quite a feat. The Union army outnumbering the Confederates proved not to be a factor due to the effects of artillery. It appeared as if the Confederates had the Union army “right in the palm of their hands”.…

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  • Antietam Turning Point

    September 17, 1862 not only marked the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War, but also defined the Battle of Antietam to be the bloodiest day in American history. On this infamous day General Robert E. Lee, of the Confederate army, led his troops to Sharpsburg, Maryland, only to be met by General George B. McClellan and the Union army already defensively positioned. This battle initiated a turning point in the war to the Union’s advantage. With a result of more than 22,000 causalities, this…

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  • Battle Of Gettysburg Research Paper

    three days in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863. Led by General George Gordon Meade the Battle of Gettysburg was turning point of the civil war, which successfully stopped the Southern Confederate Armies led by General Robert E. Lee from taking over the north which “wanted to threaten Northern cities, weaken the North 's appetite for war and, especially, win a major battle on Northern soil and strengthen the peace…

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  • Reasons Why The Confederate Lost The Civil War

    They wanted to create a government based on the Southern people’s beliefs attitudes and ideas while also inspiring nationalism. Jefferson Davis along with the Confederate congress created documents that legitimized the government, but General Robert E. Lee and his Northern Army of Virginia became that symbol of pride that Southerners could rally behind. Citizens and soldiers from every level of society wrote letters of passion and commitment to their cause all the while making references of…

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  • Confederate Patriotism

    Educated Southerners, especially members of the planter class, combined classicism with romanticism to create a self-definition that distinguished them from Northerners and validated their social and economic institutions. Robert I. Curtis writes that antiquity, especially Greek culture, was seen as a parallel to southern society, based on the support of democratic free states in opposition to a centralized government. Attacks from northern abolitionists further created a…

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  • Summary Of Killing Lincoln

    century, around the same time of the civil war. It gives great detail on the events that happened during his last few days alive. This book also focuses on the civil war and the generals in them such as Robert E. Lee. The first part of the book “Total War” goes into great detail about Robert E. Lee, his plans, and his thoughts. The second part which is named “The Ideas of Death” goes on to discuss about John Wilkes Booth and what he does within the time before Lincolns assassination. Part three…

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  • John Brown's Raid On Harperbus Analysis

    objections from Frederick Douglass to the plan, but Brown declined to listen to it. Furthermore, his army consisted of eighteen free blacks and extreme white abolitionists. With eighteen people Brown is not capable of fighting against General Robert E. Lee army. Additionally, Brown did not well to prepare for his battle. He was not equipped with food and he didn’t plan ahead for the escaping route, which he was trapped between two bridges by his enemies. Brown was also mistaken when he assuming…

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  • Gettysburg Campaign Essay

    irregular brigades. General Stuart assigned the two irregular brigades to support General Lee and the two regular brigades to be in the Shenandoah Valley defending the supply lines for the Army. The reason he did so was because of a personal conflict he had with these commanders, Beverly Robertson and William Edmondson “Grumble” Jones, and he did not want them to gain glory despite the fact that General Lee did not have a high regard for the irregular cavalry units who he viewed as…

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