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- American Civil War - 1,064 words
... , this would never happen as Lee would surrender to Grant before Sherman could ever get there. General Grant returned back to his troops who were in the process of besieging Petersburg and Richmond. These battles had been up a new plan for a flanking movement against the Confederates right below Petersburg. It would be the first large-scale operation to take place this year and would begin five days later. Two days after grant made preparations to move again, Lee had already assessed the situation informed President Davis that Richmond and Petersburg were doomed. Lees only chance would be to move his troops out of Richmond and down a southwestern path toward a meeting with fellow general ...
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- Lincoln - 2,387 words
... ng for the preservation of the Union. Now, the Union was fighting to free slaves as well. The Emancipation Proclamation also let black men serve in the army. By the end of the war more than 180,000 blacks would enlist in the Union army and would serve in every theater of war. During a New Years day reception Lincoln and his cabinet left the party and went into Lincolns office. There, Lincoln read them the final draft of the Emancipation Proclamation. "If my name ever goes into history it will be for this act," he said. Although many rejoiced over the Emancipation Proclamation, there were some Northern Democrats who didnt care about the abolition of slavery and were angered by the Emancip ...
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- Patriotism - 1,181 words
Patriotism Patriotism By Charles Eliot Norton Address before the Men's Club of the Prospect Street Congregational Church, Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 1898. There are moments in every man's life, in the life of every nation, when, under the excitement of passion, the simple truths which in common times are the foundation upon which the right order and conduct of life depend are apt to be forgotten and disregarded. I shall venture tonight to recall to you some of these commonplace truths, which in these days of war need more than ever to be kept in mind. There never was a land that better deserved the love of her people than America, for there never was a mother-country kinder to her children. S ...
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- Shermans March To The Sea - 1,037 words
Shermans March to the Sea George M. Hovsepian December 14, 1998 Shermans March to the Sea On November 15th, 1864 Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman, commander of the Grand Army of the West, embarked on a raid which would become known as the march to the sea designed to cut a 60 mile wide swath from Atlanta to Savannah. Once in Savannah he would turn north through South and North Carolina and on into Virginia to help Grant defeat Lee at Richmond. As Shermans soldiers were leaving Atlanta, now in flames, they went forward with the intent of shortening the Civil War. Shermans troops accomplished this with a brand of warfare seen only sporadically in the previous four years of battle. Sherma ...
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- The Final Months Of The Civil War - 1,136 words
... ns to move again, Lee had assessed the situation and informed President Davis that Richmond and Petersburg were doomed. Lees only chance wold be to move his troops out of Richmond down a southwestern path. They were to meet with General Johnstons forces. Johnston had been dispatched to Virginia after being ordered not to resist the advance of Shermans Army. Lee chose a meeting point to the west, in the small town of Amelia Court House. He made a narrow escape. The soldiers could see Richmond burning as they made their way across the James River and to the west. Grant had finally broken through. Richmond and Petersburg were finished on the second day of April. President Lincoln visited th ...
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- The Lincoln Assassination - 561 words
The Lincoln Assassination On April, 14 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of An American Cousin at Fords Theater. President Lincoln died the next morning. The person who had killed Lincoln was John Wilkes Booth. A few days before he was killed, Lincoln had told his spouse about a dream he had, he saw a president shrouded on a catafalque in the east room of the White House. Even after this dream he attended An American Cousin at Fords Theater. John Wilkes Booth thought the president was determined to destroy the constitution, set aside the rights reserved to the states, crush civil liberties, and restore monarchy. He saw the confederacy was the only means to ...
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- The North And South Many People Think Of The - 1,346 words
The North and South . Many People think of the Civil wars as just another war. Where somebody was trying to settle some kind of argument . Well it was not, it was to free men and it proves that no matter what we are all-equal in some way or another. Many people to date still question the power of slavery towards the black race. Many in fact still hold that thought of being owned but know one deserves to be treated that way. The North and the south. Who was considered good and who was ignorant? The North . The North was known as the Union against slavery . The North was was known as the rebels. Abraham Lincoln was the President for the Northern states (Union). Lincoln came up with some thing ...
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- The Purpose Of This Paper Is To Illustrate The Events Surrounding - 1,208 words
The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the events surrounding the end of the American Civil War. This war was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. The American Civil War was truly tragic in terms of human life. In this document, I will speak mainly around those involved on the battlefield in the closing days of the conflict. Also, reference will be made to the leading men behind the Union and Confederate forces. The war was beginning to end by January of 1865. By then, Federal (Federal was another name given to the Union Army) armies were spread throughout the Confederacy and the Confederate Army had shrunk extremely in size. In the ...
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- The Purpose Of This Paper Is To Illustrate The Events Surrounding - 1,188 words
... en going on for months. On March 24, before the meeting with President Lincoln, Grant drew up a new plan for a flanking movement against the Confederates right below Petersburg. It would be the first large scale operation to take place this year and would begin five days later. Two days after Grant made preparations to move again, Lee had already assessed the situation and informed President Davis that Richmond and Petersburg were doomed. Lee's only chance would be to move his troops out of Richmond and down a southwestern path toward a meeting with fellow General Johnston's (Johnston had been dispatched to Virginia after being ordered not to resist the advance of Sherman's Army) forces. ...
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- When I Think Back Of The Stories That I Have Heard About How The Native American Indians Were Driven From Their Land And Forc - 1,333 words
... e simple gifts offered. He wanted the troops to move from the forts; Reno, Philkearny and C.F. Smith. During the summer of 1868 his request was accepted. The troops moved. A civil war hero William Tecumseh Sherman moved into the territory as the new commander of the plains. He had plans to get the treaty signed. His hopes were to, shut up the congressional critics, get the Sioux to agree on a treaty and maintain the army's morale. After negotiations were made Red Cloud lead one hundred-and twenty-five leaders of the Sioux nations to sign the treaty of 1868. This treaty guaranteed absolute and undisturbed use of the Great Sioux Reservation. No person shall ever be permitted to pass over, ...
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- William Tecumseh Sherman Was Born On May 8, 1820 In Lancaster, - 824 words
William Tecumseh Sherman was born on May 8, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was educated at the U.S. Military Academy and later went on to become a Union General in the U.S. civil war. Sherman resigned from the army in 1853 and became a partner in a banking firm in San Francisco. He became the president of the Military College in Louisiana(now Louisiana state University) from 1859-1861. Sherman offered his services at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 and was put in command of a volunteer infantry regiment, becoming a brigadier general of volunteers after the first Battle of bull run. He led his division at the Battle of Shiloh and was then promoted to major general of volunteers. Soon after ...
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- With Malice Toward None By Stephen Boates - 1,244 words
... Lincoln had become the sixteenth President of the United States with 1,866,452 popular votes. However he, did not receive a single vote in ten Southern states, and largely because of his victory, frustrated, humiliated, and defeated Southerners began the process of secession, beginning with South Carolina in 1860. Abraham Lincoln was chosen by destiny as the man to lead the Nation through its most trying hour, and it is quite probable that he understood just how trying it would be. Upon recalling how he felt immediately after learning of his victory, Lincoln replied, "I went home, but not to get much sleep, for I then felt as I never had before, the responsibility that was upon me." (p 2 ...
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