After the two-day battle back and forth between Browns men and the U.S Marines, seventeen people had died and Brown was arrested and put to trial, which led to the jury decision on November 2, 1859 for him to be hanged for murder and treason. Brown was from there on known as the first white man to die for an Africans freedom. He was called an abolitionist martyr for the sake of freedom. Browns deep roots of religion are one of the most obvious reasons for his actions. Slavery was an unjust system taking away basic God given rights of life, liberty, and happiness.
Within days, militiamen suppressed the revolt and Turner was ironically hung in Jerusalem, Virginia. Many took different steps in the fight for equality. Nat Turner, a religious leader among his fellow slaves, become convinced he had been chosen by God to lead his people to freedom. Leading a revolt, he and five other slaves killed their master and his family. Joined by about sixty other blacks, he led a general revolt.
This book tells about the brutality of what happened to men when they surrendered. They were told they would be treated as prisoners of war only to be executed, and their bodies mutilated by the guerrillas. It is written from first hand accounts of what went on from information collected through newspaper articles, diaries, and letters written by the eye-witnesses themselves, townspeople, family members, slaves, northern jayhawkers and pro-south bushwhackers. “Black Flag” concentrates on several of the Kansas jayhawkers and the Rebel guerrillas loyal to their cause. The brutality of the way both sides killed one another and mutilated the bodies of their victims is unbelievable.
Eventually, half of Browns men were killed, and Brown with the rest of his group were captured. Brown was quickly tried, convicted, and sentenced to death for treason. Despite the colossal failure of his plan, Brown helped his cause when by becoming a martyr in the abolitionist movement. The 1850’s saw divisions between the north and south play out across many parts of America. From California to the Capital building Americans debated, sued, wrote, beat, and killed in defense of their beliefs.
He was the colonel of the Tennessee militia at the beginning of his military career. Jackson commanded the campaign against the Northern Creek Indians of Alabama and Georgia, also known as the "Red Sticks." In 1813, Northern Creek Band chieftain Peter McQueen massacred 400 men, women, and children at Fort Mims (in what is now Alabama). Jackson led the campaign against these "Red Stick" Indians, with a fierce disgust and hatred toward them. Jackson conveyed his outright hatred to William Meadows before launching his attack on the "Red Sticks", These horrid scenes bring fresh to our recollection the influence during the Revolutionary War that raised the scalping knife and tomahawk against our innocent women and children The blood of our innocent citizens must not flow with impunity.
Turner’s revolt ended with more than a hundred blacks being executed. This was the most malicious of all the revolts and after Turner’s incident slave conspiracies, were always greatly feared for as long as slavery existed. (Brink 312) Another such revolt was by a slave named Gabriel Prosser, who gathered nearly 1,000 slaves to brawl with the slave owners. Somehow a couple of slaves gave the plot away, and it was uncovered and stopped by the Virginia militia. The end of the revolt led to the execution of Prosser and others.
President Johnson, who became president after his assassination, managed to convince Congress to pass the law. Finally, discrimination and racial segregation had legally been abolished thanks to the efforts of both black and white average, everyday Americans(Results of the Civil Rights Movement). People are evil and wicked and hateful for no reason at all other than the fact that someone else is just different than they are. There are whites who are trashy, racist, and have respect for other races. They act so ignorantly because they are caught up in old traditions and beliefs and cannot The Even today blacks are still treated by some as a lesser class of people but sometimes they behave that way.
An article by an unknown author explains the ending moments: After spending the night near some slave cabins, Turner and his men attempted to attack another house, but were repulsed. Several of the rebels were captured. The remaining force then met the state and federal troops in final skirmish, in which one slave was killed and many escaped, including Turner. In the end, the rebels had stabbed, shot and clubbed at least 55 white people to death ("Nat Turner 's
One example of one act of gruesome hatred would be the Bee creek massacre. The Bee Creek Massacre occurred when Colonel James Morgan who carried the Union Flag,was responsible for the capture of William Kuykendall, Gabriel Chase, and Black Triplet. The three men were held on trial before a judge and plead a legitimate case, but even still Colonel Morgan had them taken to Bee Creek Bridge, where Triplett was shot by 8 men with muskets. Chase fled but was soon captured a... ... middle of paper ... ...years the United States has been caught in the cycle of rebuilding society and fighting it. The North and the South had unresolved issues and constant conflict over the African American man's place.
While there were only very few Irish and German soldiers in the Confederacy they were able to make an impact because the South had their own special immigrant brigades as well. During the Civil War, many American immigrants became involved in a war that was not their own. Many of them had to sacrifice their own lives for a cause that was not their own just so that they could pursue their own vision of the American Dream. Without receiving a majority of the immigrants which the Union army did, they would have had a much more difficult time winning the war.