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  • Before The Battle Of Gettysburg Even Started Confederate Gen Robert E Lee Concentrated His Full Strength To Meet The Pursuing - 1,028 words
    Before the Battle of Gettysburg even started Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his full strength to meet the pursuing federals under Major General George G. Meade at the crossroads of Gettysburg. He did this be cause of what he had heard from a reliable source that the Union forces were weak and not expecting any fighting against the Confederates for a little while. Some of the artillery used in the battle was the howitzer and napoleon guns, which were made of bronze and could fire up to about a mile. Another was the Parrot rifle, which was made of cast iron and could fire about a mile and a half. The last kind of gun was the three-inch ordnance rifle. This rifle was the strongest ...
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  • The Battle Of Gettysburg - 1,339 words
    The Battle Of Gettysburg Introduction I have chosen to write about the battle of Gettysburg, because I found the American Civil War very interesting and I want to know more about that particularly battle mentioned above. I have seen one of many movies that been made over the battle of Gettysburg, it is the best and most realistic movie ever made over the battle. With this report I want to learn more about the battle than I already know, because there is a lot more in this subject for example why the it was at Gettysburg the bloodiest battle were fought and why the Confederate army lost the battle and not the Union army. Statement of problem I want to describe how the battle began and why it ...
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  • There Is A Lot To Say About The Battle Of Gettysburg Many People Wonder Why This Battle Out Of All Others During The War Was - 642 words
    There is a lot to say about the Battle of Gettysburg. Many people wonder why this battle out of all others during the war was so great. Many questions were asked. Such as, what did they do for supplies? How did they live? What was the typical military strategy? I will also answer many other questions to in this essay. Its really hard to believe the things I saw during the movie. It just makes wonder how stupid the government was to even think about starting a Civil War. Millions and millions of men died in this war. For what? Honor? I certainly think they did not die honorably, but just went out there and got slaughtered. Although many people say that the Union and Confederate armies fought ...
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  • Analysis Of The Gettysburg Address - 1,793 words
    Analysis Of The Gettysburg Address In the early days of the United States, loyalty to one's state often took precedence over loyalty to one's country. The Union was considered a "voluntary compact entered into by independent, sovereign states" for as long as it served their purpose to be so joined (Encarta). Neither the North nor South had any strong sense permanence of the Union. As patterns of living diverged between North and South, their political ideas also developed marked differences. The North needed a central government to build an infrastructure of roads and railways, protect its complex trading and financial interests and control the national currency. The South depended much less ...
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  • Civil War - 611 words
    Civil War Anne Moraske 2/3/00 Professor Higgins Writing the Civil War The Civil War is not the most interesting aspect of the history of the United States. There have been events that have left a more lasting impression on Americans, which is peculiar because the Civil War really created the Nation that exists today. The most interesting part of the war is that it took place entirely in the United States and was predominately fought by Americans, yet most Americans think mostly of the World Wars and Vietnam in war discussions. The Civil War laid the foundation for the American way of thinking and governing, yet the actual war nearly ruined the whole country. The Constitution was created and ...
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  • Civil War Turning Points - 1,807 words
    Civil War Turning Points CIVIL WAR (A discussion of the turning points and major events) In this paper I shall discuss four points concerning the civil war in detail. The first issue addressed will be Professor McPhersons arguments in the text Ordeal by Fire and whether Antietam and Emancipation, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga, represent the three critical turning points in the Civil War. Second, I will rank the three points from greatest to least in terms of their importance on the Civil War. Third, I will add a fourth event I feel was significant to the turning of the war. Antietam and Emancipation The Union and Confederate Armies met at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on ...
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  • Closing Year Of The Civil War - 1,105 words
    Closing Year Of The Civil War The American Civil War was one of the largest in world history. The number of American lives lost in this war had never been heard of, nor has it been. The fighting that took place tore our nation apart and we still feel the effects 135 years later. This war is so widely written about, that it is nearly impossible to write about everything that happened. That is why I will be writing about the closing days of the Civil War. This is an interesting time, because it is all winding down and you see exactly how it ends. The end of the American Civil War was probably one of the most interesting times. The final year in the war started towards the middle of 1864. On Ma ...
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  • Confederate Numerical Disadvantage - 1,211 words
    Confederate Numerical Disadvantage Confederate Numerical Disadvantage: The Union's Ability To Conduct Total Warfare and Confederate Defeat by Gary Phillips Gary Phillips History 253-03 Civil War and Reconstruction The American War for Independence was a successful struggle of a smaller nation fighting a larger, more powerful force. However, in the case of the American Civil War, the larger more powerful Union defeated the southern Confederacy. The Union won the Civil War because the Confederacy could not sustain a war of attrition in the Napoleonic style that evolved into Total War. This paper will briefly explain what Napoleonic warfare is and examine the resources of the North and South. T ...
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  • Famous People Of The Civil War - 1,181 words
    Famous People of the Civil War Ullysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor's army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg, Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base at Holly Springs and he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general and named general in chief of all federal armies. I ...
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  • Famous People Of The Civil War - 1,181 words
    Famous People of the Civil War Ullysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor's army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg, Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base at Holly Springs and he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general and named general in chief of all federal armies. I ...
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  • Famous People Of The Civil War - 1,181 words
    Famous People of the Civil War Ullysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor's army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg, Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base at Holly Springs and he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general and named general in chief of all federal armies. I ...
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  • Famouse People Of Civil War - 1,181 words
    Famouse People Of Civil War Ullysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant served effectively with Zachary Taylor's army at Monterey during the Mexican war. Right when the war began Grant obtained a position on the staff of General George McClellan. During the war he showed courage in both physically and morally manners. In February 1862 Grant captured Fort Henry and Fort Donelson with help from the Federal navy. In October he was appointed commander of the Department of Tennessee, and told to take Vicksburg, Mississippi. Earl Van Dorn captured Grant's base at Holly Springs and he had to retreat. In 1864 Grant was promoted to lieutenant general and named general in chief of all federal armies. In A ...
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  • George Meade - 620 words
    George Meade George Meade Do you know who was the general for the Second Battle of Bull Run? Everyone kGeorge Meadenowswhat the Second Battle of Bull Run is but who was the general? Some people even knowthat the North won that battle. Most people do not know that General George Meadedefeated General Lee at that battle. General George Mead accomplished much duringwartime.General George Meade had many accomplishments during wartime. First of all, hedefeated General Lee at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Why would not General Meadecrush General Lee at this battle and end the war there? Facts say that heavy fog and rainforced Meade to stop. Likewise, on June 1, !863 a surprise encounter forced hi ...
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  • Gettysburg - 1,209 words
    Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg, fought from July 1 through July 3, 1863, marked a turning point in the Civil War. This is the most famous and important Civil War Battle that occurred, around the small market town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Most importantly Gettysburg was the clash between the two major American Cultures of there time: the North and the South. The causes of the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, one must understand the differences between these two cultures. The Confederacy (the South) had an agricultural economy producing tobacco, sugar, and cotton, were found to thrive in the South. With many large plantations owned by a few very wealthy rich white males. These ...
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  • Gettysburg - 1,410 words
    Gettysburg There is a lot of controversy as to why the U.S. Civil War started. Historians believe it was merely a difference in the two cultures. The U.S. Civil War was mainly started because of a difference in these two cultures. The South had an agricultural economy, and the North had a manufacturing economy. Because of such different ideals, both areas were fighting for different reasons. The North was fighting to abolish slavery, while the South was fighting to sustain slavery. The Battle of Gettysburg was a very important battle during the Civil War. The Confederate General, Robert E. Lee had proven to be invincible after his victories at Chancellorsville and Fredricksberg, and was fina ...
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  • Gettysburg - 452 words
    Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg Damon Pisani Grade 7 4/21/99 Mrs. Pignato Table of Contents 1. Outline 2. Introduction 3. Text/The Body 4. Conclusion. 5. List of illustrations 6. Appendix 7. Bibliography Outline Generals -North, Meade -South, Lee Charges -Pickets Charge Armies -South, 65,000 -North,85,000 Strategies -South tried to get to Washington to cut the rail lines and take over the capital -North-To intercept the south to stop the invasion Introduction The Battle of Gettysburg was the largest battle of the civil war and, also the largest battle ever fought in the western hemisphere. Many people died during this fight. If you were in it you had a one out of three chance of either b ...
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  • Gettysburg - 791 words
    Gettysburg 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 Gordon Meade, numbered about 85,000; the Confederate army, under General Robert E. Lee, numbered about 75,000. After the Battle of Chancellorsville on May 2 to 4, an important victory for the ...
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  • History Of The Coputer - 2,166 words
    ... CPU chips and microprocessors have four functional sections: (1) the arithmetic/logic unit, which performs arithmetic operations (such as addition and subtraction) and logic operations (such as testing a value to see if it is true or false); (2) temporary storage locations, called registers, which hold data, instructions, or the results of calculations; (3) the control section, which times and regulates all elements of the computer system and also translates patterns in the registers into computer activities (such as instructions to add, move, or compare data); and (4) the internal bus, a network of communication lines that links internal CPU elements and offers several different data pa ...
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  • In His Civil War Book Commanders Of The Army Of The Potomac Warren Hassler Jr Fantastically Recounts The Events That Transpir - 1,703 words
    In his civil war book Commanders of the Army of the Potomac Warren Hassler Jr. fantastically recounts the events that transpired between 1861 to 1865 during which seven men were given the reigns of the North's Army of the Potomac and asked to lead the Union to victory. However, one of the greatest commanders in history stood in their way; Robert E. Lee, and each was pitted against this great general one by one and given the chance to make history. The first, Irvin McDowell was regarded in this book as a great soldier in his own right but a terrible leader who displayed visible gaps in his preparedness, in his tactics, and in his strategy. He was the first to take control of the northern army ...
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  • Ireland Irishes - 873 words
    Ireland Irishes Like most Americans, my family is made up of many different ethnic groups. My moms side is Irish Protestant descent. My dads side is mostly English descent and a little of Native American descent from his mother. There is some in which I do not know because my dad does not know who his dad is. He was adopted by a man named David Mitchell, this is where my last name comes from. My grandmother died and never told my dad who his dad was. My dad could find out from his birth certificate, which is sealed in Albany, who his dad is. He has no desire to do that though. Over the summer, I tried to find out about my familys ancestry. I only searched on my moms side since it is easier. ...
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