Robert E. Lee

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  • Killer Angels: A Thematic Analysis

    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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  • Reasons Why The North Won The Civil War

    Reasons for North’s Victory in the Civil War Economic Capabilities, Lee’s and Grant’s Military Strategies, and the North and South Armies Many studies have been conducted by scholars to determine why the North won the Civil War. Many scholars believe that it has to do with the North’s efficient military strategies; however, there are more factors that contribute to the North’s victory. Hattaway and Jones (2001), scholars from the University of…

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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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  • Advantages Of The Confederacy

    The Confederacy had an uphill battle during the civil war, but ultimately they held a few advantages of their Northern counterparts. The first advantage that the South held was their superior leadership, men like Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J.E.B Stuart, Bloody Bill Anderson, and James Longstreet were some of the best officers in the country before the war. Another advantage that the South held during the civil war was the home field advantage. Most of the battles during the war were…

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  • Battle Of Bull Run Research Paper

    During the year of 1861, there was the Battle of Bull Run, which was in Virginia. These battles were fought on American soil, also known as the Battle of Manassas due to its proximity to the city of Manassas, Virginia, and it is the first major victory of the confederacy against the Union. These two battles were the first major land battles of the Civil War. The union army was under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell who marched from Washington against the confederate army . The confederate victory gave…

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  • Review Of Killing Lincoln 'By Bill O' Reilly

    Bill O’Reilly is a tv talk show host for Fox News. He is a journalist by trade and at one time he was a high school history teacher. Bill O’Reilly has also authored or coauthored many books including the one we are about to discuss. Killing Lincoln was written as if you are looking through the character’s eyes. Bill O’Reilly was a high school history teacher and even admits in the forward of the book Killing Lincoln he was surprised at all the conspiracies when they started writing the book.…

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  • Historical Confederate Monuments

    Not for Admiration, but for Commemoration: Keeping the Confederate Statues Erect With less than one hundred years since it was established, the United States of America split gravely during the historical Civil War. Over the course of four long years, America witnessed the bloodiest battles fought on American soil. After the war was won by the Union and Reconstruction was in full swing, African Americans were given rights previously unavailable to them due to their status in the American social…

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  • Journey To The Wilderness Analysis

    In Journey to the Wilderness, Frye Gaillard offers answers to the different perspectives that the Northern and Southern states of America developed from the Civil War. While the South seemed to revel in their “glorious defeat” the North remembered it as a fight for the unification of the country. As the South’s new generations grew, they were taught “stories of gallantry and courage, and admiration of the dashing generals…whose heroism was undiminished by defeat” (25, Gaillard). However, the…

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  • Battle Of Gettysburg Battle Analysis

    were the beginning of a battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle of Middleburgh, the battle of Brandi station and the battle of Aldie were some of the battles that would become part of the Gettysburg campaign. General Robert E. Lee resigned to his commission in the United States Army and joined the Confederates, he rose through the ranks quickly and became one of the most iconic leaders in his times. He succeeded, earning numerous victories for the Confederate. With…

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  • Why Is The Civil War Important

    General Robert E. Lee led his men against the Union for those 3 days. The first two days the Confederate army had their success under the charge of Robert E. Lee, but on the third day the war turned against him, which caused him to retreat back to Virginia. Not only did this retreat caused the loss of this battle, but it lost any chance the Confederates had to gain their independence. The end result of the war left more than 50,000 men killed in the battle. According to Mackuban T. Owens, “Lee…

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