The three day battle was action packed from start to finish. It all started at about 5:30 am, with a single shot fired over Marsh Creek. After a single shot, all hell broke loose. The Union suffered important losses, most notably the loss of General Reynolds. General Lee arrived on the battlefield near noon, after receiving word of the battle. A single Confederate division drove back two Union brigades, who retreated to Cemetery Hill. General Lee decided to attack the Union soldiers at Cemetery Hill to prohibit reinforcements. General Ewell declined the option to attack, and the first day of battle came to an end. Meanwhile, the Union gathered reinforcements as General Lee feared.
This paper will examine the British and American Southern Loyalist defeat in the Battle of Kings Mountain and discuss the assumptions the British made including loyalist support, logistic support, and terrain advantage.
By 1864 the Union troops were closing in on the Confederacy. Major ports and cities had been taken over. North Carolina and the port at Wilmington were becoming major targets for the Union army and in November, 1864 a plan was put into place to move Union troops for the first assault on Fort Fisher. In a letter written by Richard Delafield, general and chief engineer for the U.S. Army, Delafield discusses the plan for the destruction and the capture of Fort Fisher and Fort Caswell. Fort Caswell was located on Oak Island, south of Fort Fisher, but also protecting the entrance to the Cape Fear River. Delafield’s letter details the strategy for the destruction of Fort Fisher:
The Battle of Gettysburg was fought by the largest number of soldiers, totaling 172,000 young men (“American Civil War”). During the Civil War, our nation was divided by the North (Union Army) and the South (Confederate Army) for opposing viewpoints on slavery and states’ rights. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought over three long, arduous days. The soldiers struggled under their respected generals in a 25 mile battle zone (“American Civil War”). This battle was a triumphant victory and a heart-wrenching loss for the troops of the Yankee North and Rebel South. The complexity of the Battle of Gettysburg brought together two fronts whose decisions and commitment would determine its outcome.
The Battle of Bunker Hill is one of the first battles of the American Revolution,it is after the battles of Lexington and concord about two months.(Brown 2)Although commonly referred to as the Battle of Bunker Hill, most of the fighting occurred on nearby Breed’s Hill,which is in Charlestown, Massachusetts.(McGill 1)The battle is on June 17,1775.The British wanted to extend their control outside the limits of Boston.(Grayson 40)After three attack,Americans fight hard but lose.(Brown 3)
The battle of Charleston was the worst defeat and most important battle of the revolutionary war, Lexington and Concord started it all, that's not the only battle that matters. The battle took place in present day Charleston, North Carolina. It is located at the delta of Ashley river and Cooper River which flow into the Atlantic Ocean. The British being in South Carolina caused a civil war in the colony and the colony was deeply divided between Loyalist and Patriots. During the battle both sides used the land to their advantage by using the water and things to help them. The British came in from different directions to attack. The city was such a big deal because of it being along the coast. Being along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean would help them do many things easier like ships being able to unload right at the town and it would be easier to transport soldiers. The British wanted Charleston so they could turn it into a war base.
The Battle of Chelsea Creek, also known as the Battle of Noddle’s Island, Battle of Hog Island, and the Battle of the Chelsea Estuary, took place on May 27 and 28, 1775 in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. It is the first naval engagement and the second battle fought during the American Revolution. This battle was a military conflict between Great Britain, led by Samuel and Thomas Graves, and the US colonies, led by John Stark and Israel Putnam. Since the British held the city of Boston under their control, the colonialists in the area were prepared to drive them out. The colonials began to burn the hay that the British fed to their animals, while eliminating or removing any livestock on Noddle Island. The British forces had arrived and forced
The Battle of Santa Rosa Island began as an attempt by the Confederate Army to seize the peninsula stronghold of Fort Pickens, FL during the infancy of the American Civil War. By most accounts it ended with the hasty retreat of combatant Confederate forces to mainland Florida and the reassurance of Union ground troop supremacy in the region.(Harpers Journal***) Despite the Confederate Army leadership’s attempts to discredit and downplay the Union Army’s decisive victory and dominance on the battlefield at Santa Rosa Island, historic accounts to the contrary have been all but wiped from existence and the accounts of the day’s events have been potrayed as such. Commanding officers reports vary and detailed information concerning both Union and
The American Civil War is still referred to by historians as one of the bloodiest stains on the nation’s sociopolitical landscape. From beginning to end, the normal fanfare of atrocities that any war brings such as poverty, starvation, and bloodshed were made more gruesome by the reality that neighbors were fighting neighbors and brothers raising arms against one another. Caught between both sides was an entire race of people; though there were many political ideologies involved, the issue of slavery and the rights of African Americans lit the fuse and kept the fire burning. Incidents involving the terrorizing of black Americans were numerous throughout the course of the Civil War, though none was more controversial than the Confederate
The fight happened on set date, amid the assailment of the early segments of the territory of the internice war. The campaign is designated after Shelter Slope in charlestown massachusetts which was somewhat associated with the fight. It was the flawless subject of both the pioneer and English troops, however a large portion of the fight occurred on polar to the next slope which later progressed toward becoming kenned as breeds slope
On March 9, 1862, the battle between the Union’s USS Monitor and the Confederate’s USS Merrimack was history’s first duel between ironclad warships. The cannons bounced effortlessly off the iron armor of the boats. This battle was known as the Battle of Hampton Roads and was part of the Confederate effort to break the Union blockade of Southern ports. This battle ended in a draw where neither side could declare victory, but it started the era of naval warfare. The use of ironclads marked the end of thousands of years of wooden warships.
Roanoke Island is an island in North Carolina. It was, at one time, a colony that was founded by England. It was very small, accommodating only around a hundred colonists total. However, this colony mysteriously disappeared with no real clue as to what happened. There are many theories on what could have happened to the colony, though no one currently knows for sure. More theories keep being created based on findings that modern day scientists have been able to gather. This mystery is one that people even today are still attempting to solve.
President Abraham Lincoln once said at Gettysburg, “Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." This reveals that our founding fathers created a home where all men of every ethnicity should be treated as an equal. This moment was after the Civil War, the bloodiest war in American History ended. It started on April 12, 1861, and ended on May 9, 1865.
The Seminoles mistake was even engaging in the Battle of Lake Okeechobee. The force that was being pursued by Colonel Taylor was only a part of the Seminole nation that was on the move. They were going to merge with King Philip’s tribe and continue south to the Everglades and into the Florida Keys if necessary. Losing their resources crippled their ability to move swiftly and sustain themselves through the winter and summer months cost them dearly.