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Union Army

Sumter i. Fort Sumter was a southern fort that remained in unions control ii. Lincoln declared her would neither reinforce Fort Sumter nor abandon it. 1. Next Jefferson Davis chose to attack Sumter which started the war a. Fort Sumter fell b. Virginia seceded b. Americans Expect a Short War iii. Union and confederate Strategies 2. The Union had enormous advantages in resources, manpower, factories, food, and...

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The Crap

of the Confederate army, marched his troops to invade union territory. Dangerously scavenging for food, Lee was abruptly stopped by union forces which held him there till dusk. Ambushed by union troops, Lee faced 88,000 reinforcements led by General George Meade. “Under General George Meade, the army marched northward to intercept Lee, its movements limited by the need to protect Washington” (Compton). The Boggan 2 battle was set. Disagreement between the Union and the Confederates...

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Women in War

these experiences had expanded many Americans’ definitions of “true womanhood.” With the outbreak of war , women and men alike eagerly volunteered to fight for the cause. In the Northern states, women organized ladies’ aid societies to supply the Union troops with everything they needed, from food. The women's baked and canned and planted fruit and vegetable gardens for the soldiers, aslo they sewed and laundered uniforms, knitted socks and gloves, mended blankets and embroidered quilts and pillowcases...

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How to Make Some One Chutiya

Republican Party. Prior to his election as President, seven Southern states had seceded from the Union. In his inaugural address on March 4, 1861, Lincoln reached out to the South by telling them he had no intention of changing slavery as it existed; but he held firm to the ideal that the Union be forever preserved and indissoluble. Soon after this, the Southern states banded together in their own Confederate Union. They demanded that the North abandon its garrisons in Southern territories, specifically...

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Key Terms and People Chapter 15

Run persuaded Lincoln of the need for a better trained army. He put the hopes in General George B. McClellan. The general assembled a highly disciplined force of 100,000 solders called Army of the Potomac. American army general put in charge of Union troops and later removed by Lincoln for failure to press Lee's Confederate troops in Richmond. Robert E. Lee - In June 1862, with McClellan's force poised outside Richmond, the Confederate army in Virginia came under the command of General Robert E...

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Outline from May 31- June 12, 1864

May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant's southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Old Cold Harbor. May 31, 1864 After...

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Why the South Lost the Civil War

When the Confederate Army General Robert E. Lee surrendered to the Union Army General, Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865, many considered the Civil War to be over. The fact that the North was victorious over the South was accepted and the process of reconstruction began in America. It was never openly discussed on why the North defeated the South. However, the question began to slowly arise over time on why the South lost the Civil War. Many historians have become...

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"Why was the civil war so long and so bloody?"

divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure permanently half slave and half free" On March 4th 1861 Abraham Lincoln was made President of the United States. However, on December 20th South Carolina seceded from the Union. By February 8th Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Texas had set up a new nation called the Confederate States of America with Jefferson Davis as their President. When the war began it was a slight shock to both sides, this was...

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Battle of Getty's Burge

became a major turning point in the war. This battle gave the union a greater advantage for winning the war and on July 1, 1863 shots were fired outside Gettysburg that marked the beginning of what would become one of the largest and most significant battles in the world. Before the battle of Gettysburg the south felt as if they had a chance at victory. They had a great moral due to their general Robert E. Lee who was defeating the union in previous battles. Throughout the war the south was mainly...

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Black Angels Book Report

who escapes hoping to head north and join the Union Army. Daylily- A 9-year-old slave who is freed by her owner while union troops are destroying the town. She runs into the woods with her grandmother and her friend but both her grandmother and friend die leaving her alone in the woods. Caswell- A white seven-year-old who’s mother goes into labor as the Union troops are destroying the town. While he’s searching for someone to help his mother the Union troops get closer and he has to run into the...

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