Confederate Nationalism in Georgia, Louisiana, and Virginia During
... the large free African American population within the city of New Orleans. The impact of an
affluent and free African American community on a Confederate nationalistic view that was
based in no small measure on the institution of slavery and white supremacy likely affected
nationalistic tendencies w ...
John Bell Hood: Extracting Truth from History
... The year 2011 brings us the Sesquicentennial celebration of the American Civil
War. Surprisingly, one hundred and fifty years later, students continue to find themselves
asking many of the same questions about the great national tragedy faced during the
Centennial in 1961. For example, did slavery c ...
gettysburg to appomattox: the south`s critical
... and I found them at the battle of Gettysburg. My studies led me to analyze the elements
which clearly showed the failure mode of the Confederacy, and place them in my book.
The battle of Gettysburg was only part of the series of failures for the
Confederates. Other battles, near the conclusion of th ...
Fall 1862 at Fairfax Court House
... The Union’s demoralizing loss at the Battle of 2nd Bull Run/
Manassas (August 28th-30th, 1862) and the Battle of Chantilly/Ox
Hill (September 1st) prompted the Union to reorganize its command
in the greater Washington, D.C. and northern Virginia region. General
George B. McClellan took command of th ...
UNIVERSITY OF JYVÄSKYLÄ ROBERT E. LEE IN LOVE AND WAR
... The study consists of the following: In the theoretical background, there is a chapter
about North and South books and a section about the author, John Jakes. This is followed
by a review of some of the previous literary studies and other alternative methodology
into literary analysis, with somewhat ...
General Daniel Edgar Sickles, Storm at the Peach Orchard
... the victor and each campaign regardless of its success would subtract from the South’s dwindling
resources and add to the cumulative Union advantage of men and material.
The Battle of Gettysburg began as a minor skirmish on July 1st, 1863 between a division of
Union Calvary on a scouting mission and ...
MAINTAINING ORDER IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS: ROBERT E
... responsible for seeing that Lee’s orders were actually carried out by his subordinates, and
for keeping him notified of urgent matters requiring his attention on and off the
battlefield. Additionally, unlike many private soldiers, Lee’s staff officers were usually
literate men whose endeavors in arm ...
Marines in Gray: The Birth, Life and Death of the Confederate States
... its leaders were willing to think outside the normal boundaries and experiment with new
ideas. Confederate commanders sought out Confederate Marines to form the nucleus of
specialized raiding and landing parties, units whose operations struck fear in the hearts
of Union commanders and precipitated a ...
GEORGE G. MEADE AND HIS ROLE IN THE GETTYSBURG
... if not torpid role. 1\Ieade had been in command of the army for
only three days prior to the opening of this pivotal engagement,
and the first day's combat-which went far toward shaping the
course and outcome of the entire battle-was fought while he was
fourteen miles distant. Also, the large number ...
America`s Last Civil War Veterans and Participants
... used idealised images of past wars and heroism as part of their appeal.
Slavery is dead and buried in the United States and hopefully racism will
soon lie next to it.
At Appomattox when troops told Lee they would fight on he told them to
return peacefully to their farms and rebuild. When in 1869 the ...
1 - Petersburg Area Regional Tourism
... By the spring of 1865, the last remaining
supply line into Petersburg was the
South Side Railroad. On March 29, 1865,
Grant sent his forces on a westward
movement to cut this major artery,
knowing that it would cause Lee to
abandon Petersburg and Richmond.
Countering this move, Lee sent 10,000
The Ingenuity, Proficiency, and Versatility of Union Citizen Soldiers
... battlefields, and they always encouraged my interest. I was surrounded by history growing up.
My grandfather, George Army, played minor league baseball in the 1920s, and I was filled with
stories of old ballplayers and teams, and I learned to appreciate my own connections to the
past. I also want t ...
... understand fully Confederate desertion and its implications. Virginia is one area that
could benefit from such a regional study. Southerners past and present have viewed
Virginia as the embodiment of the Confederate war effort and the state that suffered the
most from four years of civil war. Becaus ...
Read Act 1… - Loch Willow
... reorganize, probe and skirmish, and plan the next move’. And so it was, that
Hotchkiss returned to making maps, no longer leading men.
General Ewell had decided that Hotchkiss should no longer be at risk.
Other than a few minor battles, summer turned to autumn, then to winter,
as both armies settled ...
the civil war - Scott J. Winslow Associates, Inc.
... JEFFERSON DAVIS (1808 - 1889). President of the Confederate
States of America during the Civil War; U.S. Secretary of War; U.S.
Senator. Prior to the Civil War, Davis had a successful career as a
soldier and politician. He served with distinction under Zachary
Taylor in the Mexican War, and is given ...
Soldiers of Long Odds: Confederate Operatives Combat the United
... Johnson where they gained a well-earned reputation as guerrilla fighters and raiders. After the
fall of Ft. Donelson, Tennessee in February of 1862, Hines and his men found themselves
absorbed into the Kentucky cavalry command of General John Hunt Morgan.
Quick to realize Hines’s propensity for cov ...
A Unique Hell in Southwestern Virginia: Confederate Guerrillas and
... southwestern Virginia, by 1863, Union officers were launching raids into the region with
the goal of tearing-up the V&T’s tracks, burning its depots and bridges, and severing this
productive region from the rest of the Confederacy.
Unfortunately for Union soldiers, their invasions caused Confederate ...
View - OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center
... in terms of his supporters, detractors, and those choose to portray him in a neutral light. Initially,
historians were very sympathetic toward Lee for the losses incurred by him during the latter half
of the Civil War, including the Battle of Gettysburg. Seldom was Lee attacked for his failures at
The Civil War Diary of Micajah A. Thomas
... defeat. When Sturgis finally arrived, he misread the situation before him and led his troops into
a fully prepared, hidden, and reinforced Confederate army. Four hours later Union soldiers
started the retreat up the same road on which they came. 11
General Forrest received word on July 13, 1864, tha ...
THESIS CONFEDERATE MILITARY STRATEGY
... will also highlight the mentality and objective of Confederate generals. Confederate strategy
was not universal. In fact, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General Lee shared the
same military mentality in swift, aggressive movements to defeat the Union army in Virginia as
quickly as possib ...
... part of the Broad Run Tract owned by Robert Brent in 173 7 and later Robert (King) Carter. The
Carter family operated a mill on the property in the early I 770's and conveyed the land to Samuel
Love in 1774. During the late eighteenth century, Love and his four sons Samuel, John, Charles
and Augusti ...
e-newsletter newsletter newsletter - Stafford County Historical Society
... Although it cannot be ruled out that he might have spied on Confederates in Stafford from April
1861-April 1862, it appears now that his spying and scouting activities began during this period,
which commenced the interactions between the Union Army and the people of Stafford.
Less is currently know ...
George E. Pickett - Essential Civil War Curriculum
... that he had come to believe in as a cadet at West Point. At the Battle of Williamsburg,
Pickett complained of “dastardly subterfuges of an enemy pretending to surrender in
order to stop fire to allow their reinforcements to come up and enable them to pour in a
deadly volley upon an honorable and too ...
106844660 - BORA
... McClellan was slow in seizing this opportunity, however, and by the time he launched his attack on
the Confederate army on September 17th, Lee had succeeded in gathering most of his forces back
together. Still badly outnumbered and with the Potomac River at their back, the Southerners barely
but suc ...
Battle of Sailor's Creek
The Battle of Sailor's Creek (also known in whole or in part as Sayler's Creek, Little Sailor's Creek, Harper's Farm, Marshall's Cross Roads, Hillsman Farm, Double Bridges, or Lockett's Farm) was fought on April 6, 1865, near Farmville, Virginia, as part of the Appomattox Campaign, near the end of the American Civil War. It was the last major engagement between the armies of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Union Army General-in-chief Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant before the capitulation of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House three days later.