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Research paper Battle of Nashville Essay
What was the impact of the Battle of Nashville on the Civil war
The Battle of Nashville was an important battle in the Civil war which took place in December 1864 during the Civil War, The once powerful Confederate Army of Tennessee was nearly destroyed when the Union Army led by Ulysses S. Grant swarmed over rebel trenches around Nashville. That represented the end of large scale fighting in the American Civil War. The Battle of Nashville was a two day long Campaign that was crucial in determining the outcome of the Civil war and gave the union army the Confidence it needed to win.
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Not only did they lack Freedom but a clause in the Constitution counted each slave as three-fifths. In effect they had been left out of the American Dream.
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