After moving 42 miles in three days, Custer realized that “directly west, in his front, are the very Indians the columns [were] searching for.” He massed his forces and deployed scouts to confirm the enemy's position. Before dawn on June 25th, they found “6,000 to 7,000 natives . . . encamped about 15 miles away . . . in the expansive Little Bighorn Valley.” Post-battle analysis confirmed “at least 2,000 warriors” in a settlement that “cover[ed] nearly two miles.” During this reconnaissance, Custer believed the enemy had discovered his column, and hastily began his attack, “fearing the natives might escape.”
The First Battle of Bull Run was part of the Manassas Campaign. The campaign was the result of the Confederates moving their capital from Montgomery, Alabama to Richmond, Virginia. The move was strategic to gain more readily access to railroad transportation. An essential railroad point was located at Manassas Junction in which the Confederates relied heavily on for supplies. President Lincoln wanted to cut off all supply routes to the south. Thus, the objective of the campaign was for the Union Army to gain control of Manassas Junction forcing the Confederates to surrender. Since the battle was the first major land battle, the campaign was affected from the lack of either Brigadier General exercising command in combat. Hence, the First
George Armstrong Custer was a United States cavalry officer who served with distinction in the American Civil War and was the youngest ever brevet brigadier general at age twenty-three (History.com Staff, 2009). Custer had various disciplinary issues throughout his career ranging from abandoning his post for romantic reasons to leaving the field without searching for a slain reconnaissance unit (History.com Staff, 2009). His expedition in 1874 that led to the discovery of gold, was in violation of the treaty of 1868 wherein the Black Hills were recognized to belong to the Sioux Nation. Custer was known to have a reckless temperament and was often at odds with superior officers. Nevertheless, as a Lieutenant Colonel assigned to the Seventh Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Riley, Kansas, Custer was tasked to lead the force against Sitting Bull’s alliance (History.com Staff, 2009).
The Battle of Bull Run, or First Manassas to the Confederate States of America, was the first major battle of the Civil War. The battle would be a rude wake up call for everyone entering the war. This paper will explore the various details of the battle, including its importance.
After the Civil War ended, Custer was offered the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the command of the 7TH Cavalry Regiment4. Custer served in many campaigns the U.S. Cavalry conducted including Major General Hancock’s campaign against the Cheyenne and the Battle of Washita River against the Black Kettle5.
The Battle of Little Bighorn took place in 1876 along the Little Big Horn River in south central Montana. Warriors of the Lakota Sioux, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes battled the seventh Regiment of the U.S. Cavalry led by General George Armstrong Custer. The battle has come to symbolize the clash of two vastly different civilizations including a hunting culture of the northern plains and a highly sophisticated, industrial-based culture of the U.S. This battle was not an isolated soldier-warrior confrontation but rather a highly strategic campaign. Essentially, Lakota leaders such as Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse rejected the newly implemented reservation system which was put into effect by the Fort Laramie Treaty. General Armstrong Custer
Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer led an Army expedition in the Black Hills (present-day South
The Battle of the Alamo was a devastating battle between the Texan and Mexican Army that occurred in the midst of the Texas Revolution and had an everlasting effect on the country and then state of Texas. The Alamo wasn’t built with the intention of being a fort.
In 2009 a planned re-enactment of the Battle on the Plains of Abraham was set to take place on the original battlefield in light of its 250th anniversary. However the historical re-enactment of the 1759 battle was cancelled by The National Battlefields Commission for security concerns that could, as CBC News wrote, “turn into a modern-day conflict.” There is speculation other factors influenced the withdrawal of the re-enactment such as the overwhelming negative responses from the francophones in Quebec. These negative reactions were supported by the devastation resulting from the loss of the battle in 1759 and the modern-day neglect of Quebec and French culture. I commend the decision to cancel the re-enactment of the Battle because of
On June 25, 1876, The Battle of Little Bighorn took place near the Black Hills in Montana. This was one of the most controversial battles of the 20th century and the line between good guys and bad guys was grey at best. Gen. George Armstrong Custer (reduced to LTC after the civil war) had 366 men of the 7thU.S. Cavalry under his command that day. Sitting Bull (A Medicine Man) led 2000 braves of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes (Klos, 2013). At the conclusion of the battle, the stories of the Indians savagery were used to demonize their culture and there were no survivors from the 7thcavalry to tell what really happened.
The soldiers help on a strong fight for 12 days at the Alamo, travis and his troop didn't want to surrender to the war. That's when Santa Ana ordered more than 1,800 men to head their way to the fortress. Then the Texans got to met the attackers with gunshots and cannons on their way. Then something horrible had happened during their war the Texans had wasted all their ammunition. So they had no weapons to use. At the end all the five Texans were dead. So that meant that the battle of Alamo was over.
The Battle of the Alamo is probably the most famous battle to take place in the history of, and in the state of, Texas. The battle has given Texans the will to persevere against tough odds and the courage to endure through seemingly impossible situations for many generations. Many a Texan would draw inspiration during the fights following the defeat at the Alamo. This inspiration eventually led them to victory during the Texas Revolution following the Battle of San Jacinto. Had the Texas military correctly utilized their intelligence and combat assets available to them at the time, they would have been able to properly reinforce the Alamo. This would have allowed Texan leadership to develop an effective strategy to defeat the Mexican army
“The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as Custer's Last Stand and, by the Indians involved, as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, was an armed engagement between combined forces of Lakota, Northern Cheyenne and Arapaho people against the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States Army. The battle, which occurred on June 25 and 26, 1876 near the Little Bighorn River in eastern Montana Territory, was the most famous action of the Great Sioux War of 1876.”i Was this battle led by a courageous General or a desperate man is search of being seen as an American hero by the eyes of America?
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.
The battle of Wounded Knee was considered one of America's most unforgettable moments in history. It all started in December 15 1890, when reservation police tried to arrest famous Sioux chief, "Sitting Bull" whom they mistakened for a "Ghost Dancer" and he was killed during the process of the arrest, infuriating the Indians at Pine Ridge.