Army of Northern Virginia

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  • Lee Lead The Army Of Northern Virginia

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    Lee lead the Army of Northern Virginia across to Potomac in Maryland in August of 1862. “Reasons for this invasion included taking pressure off the Shenandoah Valley-‘The Breadbasket of the Confederacy’-at harvest time; encouraging European support for Confederacy by winning a battle on northern soil; and demoralizing Northerners to reduce their support for the war while encouraging the salve holding state of Maryland to secede and join the Confederacy.” Lee daringly divided his own army and sent groups

  • The Battle of Gettysburg Essay

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    The confederate army was led by General Robert E. Lee, an experienced, educated, and extremely successful career military officer. He was second in his class at WestPoint, as well as a valuable asset during the Mexican War. When Virginia seceded from the Union, Abraham Lincoln initially asked General Lee to lead the Union Army. General Lee declined the position offered by Lincoln due to his loyalty to him home state1. General Lee was appointed as the General of the Confederate Army by Jefferson

  • The Seven Days Campaign Of 1862

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    took place along the Virginia Peninsula east of Richmond between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Virginia Army. The campaign consisted of the following six battles: Mechanicsville, Gaines ' Mill, and Savage Station, engagement at Oak Swamp Bridge, and battles of Frazier 's Farm and Malvern Hill over a seven-day period. Major General George B. McClellan led the Union Army of nearly 104,000 soldiers, while General Robert Edward Lee led the Confederate Army of nearly 92,000 soldiers

  • The Seven Days Campaign Of 1862

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    was a sequence of battles that took place along the Virginia Peninsula east of Richmond, between the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Virginia Army from 26 June through 2 July. The campaign consisted of the following six battles: Mechanicsville, Gaines ' Mill, and Savage Station, engagement at Oak Swamp Bridge, and battles of Frazier 's Farm and Malvern Hill over a seven-day period. Major General George B. McClellan led the Union Army of nearly 104,000 soldiers, while the newly appointed

  • The Battle Of Northern Virginia

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    played into the outcome of the battle, such as the advantages and cons of each army, the battle and tactics used, and the overall conclusion of the Battle of Antietam. The Confederate army that is

  • The Battle Of The Civil War

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    1863, proved to be a pivotal turning point in the war. Author Henry Pfanz describes the battle in great detail in his historical analysis, Gettysburg: The First Day, examining the choices and costs made by both the Union Army of the Potomac and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. The vital decisions made during

  • The Battle Of Antietam By Robert E. Lee

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    by General George B. McClellan battled against the Confederate Army led by General Robert E. Lee. The fight was battled along the Antietam Creek close Sharpsburg, Maryland. The union armed force lost more than twelve thousand men, while the confederate armed force lost around ten thousand men. General Robert E. Lee barely got away thrashing this fight and the absence of men cause him and his armed force to withdraw back to Virginia. McClellan started his military profession by entering the United

  • The Battle Of Malvern Hill

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    Battle was a series of six battles starting on June 25, 1862 at The Battle of Oak Grove and ending at Malvern Hill on July 1, 1862. During the battle, artillery in both armies had a drastic effect on the outcome whether good or bad. In this paper, we will discuss the initial disposition of troops as well as the challenges faced by each army, the actions taken once hostilities initiated and the outcome of the battle. In conclusion, we will discuss the lessons learned from this battle as it pertains to the

  • Gettysburg Essay

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    received from him. He said that in his “own personal opinion of what makes Gettysburg so important, is Lincoln’s speech four months after the battle” (Kise). He goes on to explain that even though the Union Army won a substantial victory at Gettysburg and helped to turn back the invading Confederate Army, it was when Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address that gave the battle meaning. Lincoln turned the war from “merely holding the Union together, to giving a ‘new birth of freedom’” (Kise). My next question

  • The Battle of Antietam Creek

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    the Civil war. The battle was fought by two different armies within the Union and the Confederacy, The Army of the Potomac (Union) and The Army of Northern Virginia (Confederate). Antietam Creek is located just to the east of the Potomac River in Maryland. The battle was fought on a hill just above the west bank of Antietam Creek. The Army of the Potomac, who was on the offensive, was pushing towards the river. The Army of Northern Virginia, who was on the defensive, was on the bank defending themselves

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