The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg has been known to many as the decisive turning point of the Civil War. The battle itself was a Union victory that forced the Confederacy into a defensive posture which ended General Lee’s most ambitious attempt to invade Union Territory (Gettysburg Foundation, 2017).
Battle of Yorktown In 1781 general George Washington and his 17,000 troops of the continental army and the army of France entered the city of Yorktown, Virginia. With Lord General Cornwallis he only had 9,000 troops to try to defend the city of Yorktown. This is known as the most important battle in the revolutionary war.
The Battle at Trenton, probably one of the most significant battles of the American Revolutionary War, was a resounding victory for the Continental Army. General George Washington, commander of the Continental Army, was the victor more on the sheer complacency of British Commanding General James Grant and Colonel Johann Rall, Trenton Garrison Commander. December 25 and 26, 1776, will live in infamy for the British. Even though the battle was not a resounding crush to the British forces, General Lord Charles Cornwallis, General James Grant and General William Howe, had made a strategic mistake and now handed the upper hand to the Continental Army. It was a resounding victory for General George Washington, not only for morale but also because the gained strategic winter positioning. Yet all should have been for not. Had the British and their allied forces, the Hessians, used intelligence assets that were available at that time, General Washington would have lost the battle, and subsequently the war. Through
THE BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL Introduction The Battle of Bunker Hill was one of the first battles fought during the American Revolution between a misfit army of American colonists and the Royal British Army. The Revolutionary War was a result of patriot colonists speaking out against the taxes and regulations
The battle of Gettysburg gave the Union the upper hand because the Confederates retreated from Gettysburg. When the south retreated to Vicksburg this presented another opportunity to the north to take that as well. Lincoln says, see what a lot of land these fellows hold, of which Vicksburg is the key! The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket...We can take all the northern ports of the Confederacy, and they can defy us from Vicksburg.
The second historical landmark that I went to was the Antietam Battlefield. Located in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the battle of Antietam was a battle between the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The battle was fought on September 17, 1862, being called the “Bloodiest Day of American History” with a total of roughly 23,000 men killed in battle. The Union army, led by General George McClellan, defeated the Confederate Army, led by General Robert E. Lee, which is surprising because while they passed the Potomac River, a piece of paper including the Union’s battle tactics was left behind by one of the Confederate members. The Union then passed by the same spot weeks later and found this paper, which gave them the “advantage”. 5 days
Who was the first one to fire in the Battle of Lexington? The Battle of Lexington was fought between the British and the thirteen Colonies. The day before the British and Colonist were already arguing over taxes. There are so many different sides to this story. This battle led up
The Battle of Antietam was a stalemate between the Union and the Confederacy costing over 22,000 American lives. However to the North this was a strategic victory because Maryland did not secede to the South and Abraham Lincoln was provided the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. As for McClellan, he was relieved of command shortly after Antietam because of his inability to trust his Corps Commanders to make decisions on the battlefield, his lack of understanding the operational environment in the form of overestimating the Confederate numbers, and his failed visualization of Abraham Lincoln’s desired intent and end state. Lee’s army was never over-powered nor was the Confederacy defeated because of his trust for his Corps commanders
Military generals have always proven to be an important part of a war throughout history. It is no different from the likes of George Washington. Washington showed his worth on the battlefield well before the Battle of Trenton, but the Battle of Trenton sealed his worth. Unlike Washington, Benjamin Franklin was not a battlefield presence, he was a man who showed his worth on other aspects of the movement of liberty for the colonists. Franklin drove the front seat with the likes of Thomas Jefferson in the movement of liberty for the colonists. A former scientist, who conducted electricity on a kite, Franklin started his repeal of the British with his vote on the abolition of the stamp act. Franklin along with Washington are the sole reasons for America’s independence from the Red Coats, Washington secured his feat by defeating the Hessians
Logan Wise Mrs.king English 8th hour 20 December 2016 Battle at kings mountain “Many historians consider the Battle of King's Mountain on October 7, 1780 to be the turning point in America's War for Independence.” (hankla)
Battle of Saratoga took place in 1777 on a framland.General Burgoyne was higher then the British army, it was one of the big turning ponits.The British surrendered over 600 casualties after being surrounded.The first Saratoga battle was Sep 19th 1777. The British attacked again at Bemis Heights. Burgoyne reached Saratoga only 5800 of his men remained. Burgoyne went without supplies or hopes for reinforcements on October 17. Burgoyne gave his army to general gates, war turned in favor of the Americans. Increasingly confident of colonial army surrounded him as he tried to retreat. Battle of Saratoga was a very big war in the 1770's. The Continental Army began a transformation at Valley Forge in February, 1778. With the help of European military leaders, the Continental Army became an effective fighting force, leading to the
Introduction Do you remember the Battle of Yorktown? I absolutely do NOT remember. Let’s travel back in time. The battle of Yorktown was one of the most popular battles in the American Revolution. It was also the last battle in the American Revolutionary War. It was in Yorktown Virginia. It started September, 28, 1781. The battle ended Tuesday, October 9, 1781. This battle is important to America because it triggered the point of final surrender for British forces. The battle was the last major conflict during the American Revolution, and its outcome in favor of the Americans effectively sealed the British loss.
The Battle of Yorktown began on Tuesday, October 9, 1781 in Yorktown, Virginia. The British find themselves at Yorktown because after General Nathanael Greene came to support the Americans and they started to win battles away from the coast such as Cowpens, King’s Mountain, and Guilford Courthouse. The British knew that the only way they could win is if they went to the coast. Cornwallis marches his troops to Yorktown to have the navy give him reinforcements and supplies. General George Washington marched his army South from New York to Yorktown while Admiral de Grasse sailed North to Chesapeake Bay from the French Caribbean. Marquis Lafayette was at Yorktown because they were following the tracks of Cornwallis’s troops This was at the
Eric Shortell 8th Grade English Mrs. King November 24, 2015 The Battle of Long Island It is said by General Howe that nearly 32,000 British soldiers (with 8,000 Germans) attended the battle against 15,000 American troops. This British army is also accompanied by over 250 British ships, including 73 warships. This army from the British is the largest amount of troops that the British ever sent out in history. The Battle of Long Island was the largest battle of the American revolution. The winner of the battle will the control of New York City and cut communications between the North and South Colonies.
I am starting my essay with what place I am doing. I am doing White Haven, Pennsylvania, It is a New Sweeden land turned into Pennsylvania land. This city is a small town, there is not so much history of this city. The Historical Landmarks I think are very interesting, The Liberty Bell and Gettysburg Battlefield. I personally think that this is a very interesting city myself. The Liberty bell is a bell that was first rung on July 8, 1776 to celebrate the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. Gettysburg Battlefield is a Battle fought by Union and Confederate forces during the American civil war. I would love to go and see the Liberty bell and the Gettysburg Battlefield. I’m not into history that much, but I would still like to go see those things.