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African-American Troops In The Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops In The Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops in the Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts was organized in early 1863 by Robert Gould Shaw, twenty-six year old member of a prominent Boston abolitionist family. Shaw had earlier served in the Seventh New York National Guard and the Second Massachusetts Infantry, and was appointed colonel of the Fifty-fourth in February 1863 by Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew. As one of the first black units organized in the northern states, the Fifty-
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant American General and 18th President of the United States of America, Ulysses S. Grant, was a master war strategist who won the first major Union victories during the Civil War; however, political leadership proved to be far different from military leadership for Grant. While in office from 1869-1877 Grant scarcely attempted to control events, made injudicious appointments to public office, and had official corruption taint his administration, although Grant hims
Civil War - The Battle Of Vicksburg
Civil War - The Battle Of Vicksburg
Civil War - The Battle of Vicksburg The Civil War split our nation, Americans fighting Americans, brother against brother. The war lasted four long years, a key battle fought westward was the turning point in the war: the Battle of Vicksburg. Between Cairo, Illinois, and the Gulf of Mexico, the Mississippi River twists and winds for nearly 1,000 miles. Commonly referred to as ?the trunk of the American tree?. The river was vital to both the American Government and to the Confederate forces in th
Civil War - Gettysburg
Civil War - Gettysburg
Civil War - Gettysburg By late afternoon, on the 2nd July, 1863, after fierce hand to hand fighting, Major General John B. Hood?s 3rd Division?s flanking attack on Big Round Top had been successful. Meade realising the lack of troops on the Round Tops had rushed the 1st Maine to try to thwart Jackson who having let Hood bypass Sickles force in the Peach Orchard caught way out in front of the main Union lines and seize the Top (s). Sickle was outflanked and held by Laws Brigade leaving only the 1
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Gettysburg 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 a
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
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 genera
The Civil War
The Civil War
The Civil War For minorities, as for other Americans, the Civil War was anopportunity to prove their valor and loyalty. Among the first musteredinto the Union Army were a De Kalb regiment of German American clerks, theGaribakdi Guards made up of Italian Americans, a Polish Legion, andhundreds of Irish American youths form Boston and New York. But in Ohioand Washington, D.C., African American volunteers were turned away fromrecruiting stations and told, This is a white man's war. Some citize
Over the Horizon and Three Paces More
Over the Horizon and Three Paces More
Krunal Desai Mrs. DiVietro English II Honors 4 June 2015 Over the Horizon and Three Paces More December 26, 1862 Nashville, Tennessee My dear Elizabeth, The boys are apprehensive that the Cumberland shall begin the march towards Murfreesboro, perchance at dawn. I have been feeling impelled to write to you for some time, because if I am no more, these lines will fall under your gaze. General Rosecrans spoke to us believing that we shall meet Bragg\'s rebels on the field, spreading utter desolati