Three years after the attack on Fort Sumter, one of the most controversial battles of the American Civil War was fought in West Tennessee. The battle at Fort Pillow, located near the Mississippi River about 50 miles north of Memphis, was a bloody slaughter of a mixed Union garrison. The garrison was comprised of 557 men total, about half of those men were African American 's in the 6th U.S. Regiment Colored Heavy Artillery, and the 2nd Colored Light Artillery, commanded by Major Lionel F. Booth.
Fort Donelson, Tennessee, was built on top of a hill near Dover, Tennessee, and just to the east of Fort Henry and Fort Heiman. The Fort looks over the Cumberland River guarding it from enemy advancement. The advancements and uproar began when Tennessee pulled out of the union. They wanted Kentucky to follow in their foot steps in order to give the south a higher boundary against the North. Once the North pushed through Kentucky, Grants next lead was to push through the Forts guarding Tennessee.
Fort Donelson, Tennessee, guarding the Cumberland River, became the site of the first major Confederate defeat in the Civil War. Victory at Donelson started Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant on his road to Appomattox and the White House. His cool judgment under pressure saved the day after the Confederates threatened to break his troop lines, yet errors by his opponents handed him a victory that he did not fully earn on his own. Possession of the better part of two states vital to the South
There are going to be times when the nation is going to need someone to be a hero and lead them to some better places. Hero does not necessarily has to have a supernatural power. The only thing that makes heroes a hero is their brave soul and mind. Abraham Lincoln and Nathan Bedford Forrest are also considered as heroes in different ways. Nathan Bedford Forrest is a genius, a commander, and he is a successful businessman. Lincoln is also another genius, a commander, and a man who ended slavery. Both
With this knowledge Congress passed Major General Benjamin F. Butler quick thinking into a policy, the First Confiscation Act, in August of 1861 which stated that the federal government had authority to seize any property owned by the Confederates which included slaves. By March the following year, an Article of War was produced which prohibited any military or naval services from returning run-away or fugitive slaves to their respective masters, nullifying the Fugitive Acts all together. When the
the African Americans fought in numerous battles. African Americans fought gallantly. Northern leaders also saw another reason to have African Americans in the Civil War is that the Union needed soldiers. Congress aloud them to enlist them because they thought they might as well have
There are going to be times when the nation needs someone to be a hero and lead them to a better place. A hero does not necessarily have to have a supernatural power. The only thing that makes heroes heroic is their brave soul and mind. Abraham Lincoln and Nathan Bedford Forrest are also considered heroes in different ways. Nathan Bedford Forrest is a genius, a commander, and a successful businessman. Lincoln is also another genius, a commander, and a man who ended slavery. Both Abraham Lincoln and
General James Blunt, of the Union, had wrote after the battle, "I had never seen such fighting as was done by the Negro regiment. The only question that the Negroes, will be able fight has been settled, and besides they make better soldiers in every other respect, than any of the troops, that I have ever had under my own command." The most widely known battle which was fought by many African American soldiers, was the assault on Fort Wagner, in the southern state of South Carolina, by the
Jenny WAGHETZKY Compare and Contrast Abraham Lincoln VS Nathan Bedford Forrest Humanities Mr. Z & Mrs. B Columbia Christian School Jenny WAGHETZKY Compare and Contrast Abraham Lincoln VS Nathan Bedford Forrest Humanities Mr. Z & Mrs. B Columbia Christian School During the Civil War, there were two remarkable men, Abraham Lincoln and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Both of them had a struggling childhood, growing up poor and received no formal education. Lincoln and Bedford
Abdul Macaalin Mr. Huggins US History 5th Hr November 21 2014 Nathan Bedford Forrest Slavery, it is so stupid to know that it actually existed, in America or in any parts of the world. Slavery is one of the most awful part of American History, an act of racial discrimination. Why is it racist? Well, it is simply because only dark skinned people were considered slaves. We all know it happened, but when and how did it ended? It ended after the civil war, when people started fighting that people in