Mosby's Memoirs (Southern Classics Series)

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He fought with distinction in the Seminole War and Mexican-American War. Montgomery County never seceded, of course. McClellan for president on the first ballot to run against Republican incumbent Abraham Lincoln. Around 8,500 Union troops under General David Hunter defeat 5,500 Confederates under General “Grumble” Jones at Piedmont. This allowed Union guns to be repositioned and fired accurately at troops more than three miles away-a first in military history.

Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves, and Scandals of Adah

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Description: In this groundbreaking achievement in Civil War scholarship, acclaimed military historian Brent Nosworthy leads an all-out attack on the many myths and misunderstandings about how the North and South fought, and covers for the first time in any book the variety of Civil War combat methods in their entirety. For months before that, several Northern governors had secretly readied their state militias, built up stocks of weapons, and drawn up emergency plans; they began to move forces to Washington the next day.

Reminiscences Of My Life In Camp With The Thirty-Third

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The standard of living fell even as large-scale printing of paper money caused inflation and distrust of the currency. During this war approximately 6,000 women were employed as nurses. Pennsylvania, Civil War Muster Rolls, 1860-1869.. At a crucial moment in the fighting, Longstreet attacked through the cut of an unfinished railroad that had divided the Union forces in two, increasing the confusion. Union ironclads commenced shelling the fort and Porter's fleet passed it to cut off any retreat.

D-Day: History in an Hour

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Victor Davis Hanson, The Soul of Battle: From Ancient Times to the Present Day (1999), New York City: The Free Press, p. 210 The organization of federal units of black soldiers, comprised of both escaped slaves and free men, was taken as an outrage. Hardee counterattacked Nelson's right flank and forced the Federal left back. All items that are offered by American Military Antiques are 100% guaranteed authentic and as described for the LIFETIME of the item.

Robert E. Lee: A Life Portrait

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The Stars and Bars were too easily confused in the smoke of battle with the Stars and Stripes, resulting in very real military mistakes. Evans, a Georgia veteran who at one time commanded the United Confederate Veterans organization, said this: 'If we cannot justify the South in the act of Secession, we will go down in History solely as a brave, impulsive but rash people who attempted in an illegal manner to overthrow the Union of our Country.' Alan Nolan, The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History (2000), pp. 13-14.

American Legends: The Life of Walter Matthau

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Although most states had enacted laws permitting military personnel to vote during World War I, the varying state laws made it difficult for military personnel to cast a vote. We owe it to future generations to explain why." The A-10 needed to be heavily armored, so it could absorb opposing fire; designed to fly as slowly as possible over the battlefield, rather than as rapidly, so that it could stay in range to do damage rather than roaring through; and built around one very powerful gun.

The Story of a Common Soldier of Army Life in the Civil War,

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The Union center was driven back, but ultimately held and the Confederate troops were forced to call off the attack at sunset. All K-12 educators receive free subscriptions to the Gilder Lehrman site, and our Affiliate School members gain even more benefits! The Gatling gun is one of the best-known early rapid-fire weapons and a forerunner of the modern machine gun. Stressors related to military training, overseas deployment, transition back to civilian life, and combat are widely believed to be major driving factors.

Robert E. Lee: A Biography (Greenwood Biographies)

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They met head long into Confederate Joseph Lewis' Kentucky Orphan Brigade and Edward Walthall's Mississippi Brigade. Among the other consequences of the war, the union was established as inviolate. The Hood attacks won some short-term tactical advantages, but they also weakened his own army so that by September it was barely half the size of the army he had inherited. On May 27, after their frontal assaults were repulsed, the Federals settled into a siege which lasted for 48 days.

Frederick Douglass: A Life in Documents (A Nation Divided:

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Total casualties numbered 22,726 on both sides. *Edward Everett, the guest orator at Gettysburg spoke for two and one-half hours. In the Arctic and him and pretended to over Cotton or Walker do with bottled water. Very frequently used was canister; which, like its larger cousin, "grape shot," was a scattershot projectile consisting of small iron balls encased in a container. By May, Jefferson Davis was pushing for 100,000 men under arms for one year or the duration, and that was answered in kind by the U.

A Maryland Soldier in Robert E. Lee's Army (Expanded,

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Grant seized control of the Mississippi River by defeating multiple uncoordinated Confederate armies and capturing Vicksburg, Mississippi in July 1863, thus splitting the Confederacy. October 16, 1863 - Grant Appointed Commander in Chief in the West. At the beginning of 1864, Lincoln made Grant commander of all Union armies. In The Military Legacy of the American Civil War: The European Inheritance, Jay Luvaas investigates what the Prussian, French and British military observers learned from what they saw, and how their experiences potentially influenced military theory.