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James Longstreet
James Longstreet
James Longstreet James Longstreet was born in Edgefield, South Carolina, January 18 1821, and was the fifth of eleven children. His father, whom he was named after, died when he was 12 years old. His mother moved twice afterward, once to Augusta, Georgia, and then to a nearby city Huntsville. His uncle, Judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, watched after their Longstreet. James liked to pass the time by hunting, fishing and horseback riding. In his early age he had dreams of becoming a soldier and
Fought July 1 through July 3 1863 considered by most military historia
Fought July 1 through July 3 1863 considered by most military historia
Fought July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates' second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the inadequacies of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeat. The Army of the Potomac, under the Union general George G
This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over thr
This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over thr
This most famous and most important Civil War Battle occurred over three hot summer days, July 1 to July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It began as a skirmish but by the time it ended, it involved 160,00 Americans. Before the battle, major cities in the North such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and even Washington itself, were under threat of attack from General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had crossed the Potomac River and marched i
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg is a famous civil war battle that was fought on July first through the third, in 1863. It is considered the turning point in the civil war. The Union general George Gordon Meade commanded the Army of the Potomac. This army had about 85,000 soldiers. The Confederate army was commanded by General Robert E. Lee and had about 75,000 soldiers. After the Confederates obtained victory in the Battle of Chancelorsville, Lee divided his army into three cor
Gettysburg Battle
Gettysburg Battle
Gettysburg Battle The Gettysburg, Battle was fought July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War. The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the their manufacturing and transportation facilities were to be destroyed. The Army of the Potomac, under the Unio
The battle of Gettysburg was considered the turning point in the Ameri
The battle of Gettysburg was considered the turning point in the Ameri
The battle of Gettysburg was considered the turning point in the American Civil War. This battle was fought from July 1 through July 3, 1863. This victory by the North destroyed the Southern strategy and also helped the North gain more confidence. Leading the Army of the Potomac was the Union general George Gordon Meade, his army numbered about 85,000. The confederate army, led by General Robert E. Lee, consisted of about 75,000. After the Battle of Chancellorsville Lee divided his army into th
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Gettysburg Gettysburg was the turning point in the American Civil War. More importantly Gettysburg was the climatic clash between the two major American cultures of their time, the North and the South. A climax of a conflict between two cultures with such vastly different ideals that they could not coexist in “one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all”. The battle began on July 1, when some of General Ambrose Powell Hill’s advance brigades entered the small town of Ge
The wind rolls in your face The yell of the rebel penetrates your head
The wind rolls in your face The yell of the rebel penetrates your head
The wind rolls in your face. The yell of the rebel penetrates your head. A screaming gray mass charges at you. In your had remains 6 rounds of ammo. To your left and to your right lie the dead and dying. Your friends and brothers lie with the slain. With the enemy nearing your position your commander orders a suicide charge at the screaming gray wall. You fix your bayannet and charge into the fray. Your hands grip the barrel as you fire your last shot. the wall hit's your charging line like a w
Why The North Won The Civil War
Why The North Won The Civil War
Why The North Won The Civil War In several categories the North was far superior to the South and therefore won the war. Some examples are the economies, financial and industrial capacity, the leadership, and the manpower potential of the North and South. This includes the character and ability of the soldiers. In 1861, when the Civil War first began, the North had almost every advantage number-wise. There were twenty-three states in the Union while there were only eleven in the Confederacy. Th
Nevada
Nevada
Nevada Alan Gray Table Of Contents 1) Table Of Contents 2) State Flag 3) Facts a) Seal b) Motto c) State Symbols 4) History a) Capital b) Year of Entry 5) Major Industries 6) Population 7) System of Government 8) Wildlife and Environment 9) Tourist Traps 10) Vacation Plan 2 3 State Seal- State Motto- All For Our Country State Tree- Single-Leaf Pinion and Bristlecone Pine State Flower- Sagebrush State Animal- Desert Bighorn Sheep State Colors- Silver and Blue State Song- “Home Means Nevada” Lyric
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg U.S. History 3rd January 19, 1999 The Battle of Gettysburg began on July 1, 1863 and ended on July 3, 1863. The Battle of Gettysburg marked the last major invasion of the North by the Confederates. This destroyed their offensive strategy and forced them to fight a defensive war. The Union’s Army of the Potomac was under General Meade’s command, and consisted of 85,000 troops. The Confederate army, under General Robert E. Lee’s command, consisted of 75,000 men. General
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg The Armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg because the roads led them there. A little country market town, Gettysburg was touched by fate. If General Lee, wanted to move the confederate army east for the battle that might win the war. Lee had to go through Gettysburg. If Meade wanted to stop Lee from moving east, He had to come through Gettysburg. The battle was fated. It was a battle that had to be fought. The battle at Gettysburg was the turning point of the
Battle Of Gettysburg
Battle Of Gettysburg
Battle Of Gettysburg Collin Greenwood Mr. Baker Honors History 24 April 2000 The Battle of Gettysburg “ The Turning Point of the Civil War Gettysburg was the turning point of the American Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred over three hot summer days, July 3, 1863, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. More importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of their time: the North and the South. The causes
The Civil War and Its Ending of Slavery
The Civil War and Its Ending of Slavery
The Civil War and Its Ending of Slavery This paper is about the civil war and about how it ended slavery with the emancipation proclomation. I will also talk abou the physical loses of the war. The South, overwhelmingly agricultural, produced cash crops such ascotton, tobacco and sugarcane for export to the North or to Europe, but it depended on the North for manufactures and for the financial and commercial services essential to trade. Slaves were the largest single investment in the South, and