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  • Sam R. Watkins' Story Essay

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    Sam R. Watkins was a Confederate soldier from Columbia, Tennessee. At age twenty-one, Watkins joined the First Tennessee Regiment along with one hundred and nineteen other young men and boys. He was one of only seven men to survive every one of its battles. He writes a memoir twenty years after being in the war about his experience as a private. Watkins juxtaposes stories of horror and gruesome death with humorous memories throughout his four years in the war.

  • The Four Principles Of Mission Command

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    mission command: take prudent risk. Bragg’s lack of competence regarding these two mission command principles ultimately set conditions for a poor mission command climate within General Bragg’s unit. Bragg’s sub-commanders, Generals Hindman, Buckner, Polk, Longstreet, and Hill were all skeptical of Bragg’s leadership and battle plans from his previous campaign at Chattanooga where he retreated from the city. Bragg was well known for retreating at the first Battle of Chattanooga, and also for predictably

  • Analyzing Mission Command Principles Of Gen Braxton Bragg

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    mission command: take prudent risk. Bragg’s lack of competence regarding these two mission command principles ultimately set conditions for a poor mission command climate within General Bragg’s unit. Bragg’s sub-commanders, Generals Hindman, Buckner, Polk, Longstreet, and Hill were all skeptical of Bragg’s leadership and battle plans from his previous campaign at Chattanooga, where he retreated from the city. Bragg was well known for retreating at the first Battle of Chattanooga, and also for predictably

  • Current Attitudes Towards Child Rearing

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    Our modern, first world reaction to hearing that children are involved in combat usually bring our thoughts to child soldiers in Africa or children caught up in fighting in the Middle East. When photographs of children in civil war uniforms are seen, we might automatically assume it was done in jest, and no such service was ever performed by children. If we assumed this, we would be wrong. While 18 years was the official age for a combat position, many underage soldiers or supposedly “non-combat”

  • `` Company Aytch, By Sam R. Watkins

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    In “Company Aytch,” Sam R. Watkins first wrote this book to describe his experience at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in 1864. As a soldier in Company H of the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment, CSA, Watkins witnessed the panorama of war in grand scale as he marched and fought with the hard luck Confederate Army of Tennessee across the Western Theater. His honest, vivid, and dramatic memoir, published in the 1880s, is a classic that conveys the horrors, humor, and realism of the Civil

  • Comparing The Character of King Leonidas with Cuchulain Essay

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    “Fear is made of rules not swords” such should be the motto for a warrior, such is the type of character king Leonidas from 300 exhibit. He can be taken as an inspiration for a fighting spirit minded people, fighting the Persian army consisting of earth shaking numbers is no small achievement. What is more fascinating is the way he led those 300 fearless men in combat with sheer confidence. He has all the qualities of a hero as he fought with the Persian troops without surrendering in order for Greece

  • Gender Roles Of The Film Industry

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    Snyder. 300). This particular phrase is important to the story because it reflects the gender role of men during that time period. King Leonidas can also be classified as the family man stereotype. Throughout the film he trains his young son for battle. He plays the role of protector not only for his individual family, but also for Sparta. In the movie 300, King Leonidas represents many male stereotypes. In contrast, the character Queen Gorgo stands for many female stereotypes in the movie. The Queen

  • 300 - a Gender Analysis Essay

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    Snyder. 300). This particular phrase is important to the story because it reflects the gender role of men during that time period. King Leonidas can also be classified as the family man stereotype. Throughout the film he trains his young son for battle. He plays the role of protector not only for his individual family, but also for Sparta. In the movie 300, King Leonidas represents many male stereotypes. In contrast, the character Queen Gorgo stands for many female stereotypes in the movie. The queen

  • Gates Of Fire Analysis

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    Published in 1998, Gates of Fire, by Steven Pressfield uses vivid imagery to tell the intense story of The Battle of Thermopylae. He is a fictional and nonfictional historical writer and usually writes novels on the perspectives of warriors of ancient Greece, so he would be a reliable and qualified writer on this subject. This battle is one of the most famous battles in history that was fought in ancient Greece, this story takes place in the hot summer of 480 BC and the story is told in the perspectives

  • Essay on Fotune is a Woman: The Conception of Virtu

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    Niccolo Machiavelli ‘Les Principalipos’ 4. 'Fortune is a woman,' says Machiavelli. What does this mean, and what is its significance for Machiavelli's conception of virtù? Fortune is a woman says Machiavelli. Such a claim has been used to reveal Fortune’s nature. It has allowed us to study her ways, to learn how to interact to her. Fortune is a powerful woman, and requires virtu to resist her. Machiavelli uses this picture to help people understand more simply the nature of Fortune so they

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