He lives on a farm with his father, grandfather, and their slaves. Because Maryland was a “border state” during the civil war, it was not considered part of the Confederacy, although most of the people living in Maryland at the time were for the Confederates. Jem’s father, Tom Bridwell, on the other hand had joined the Union Army because he believed in freeing the slaves and keeping the Union. James Bridwell, Jem’s grandfather, was completely against Tom’s being in the Union Army and the Union itself. After being seriously injured in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Tom Bridwell spent some weeks in a hospital, and then went home to recuperate.
In the scene where the men are praising ... ... middle of paper ... ...han others and when the man holding the flag fell he ran to the rescue and was brave enough to keep moving forward. Thomas had the great honor of becoming Corporal. No one could have ever predicted that was to happen earlier in the movie because he was one of the weakest and slowest he had the hardest time in the camp because he used to live like a white educated man but in the end he proved to be a good fighter and became a Corporal. Camp helped Thomas tremendously making him the most changed and bravest man in the fifty-fourth regiment. Glory is a movie that shows how the characters change during the civil war they all became good and honorable men.
Colonel Robert Gould Shaw was placed in a tough position during this film because the decisions he had to make were depicting his friendships that he would lose of gain. The Massachusetts 54th units were mostly made up of former slaves. Throughout the movie, Shaw reminds us of the injustice in America during the Civil War period. Before he left from Boston, Shaw married Anna Kneeland Haggerty. With her he had no family because his duties called.
General McClellan was the best man qualified and his removal was a loss to the army. George McClellan was an experienced soldier and was doing they best he could to the best of his ability. He had to deal with politicians that were not experienced in military strategy trying to tell him what to do. He was trained at one of the best military academies in the country, he had the knowledge and did what he was taught to do in certain situations.
The Civil War was the greatest war in American history. Three million American soldiers fought and 600,000 died in the huge battles. It was the only war fought on American soil by Americans, and for that reason we have always been fascinated with The Civil War. It is widely known that the American Civil War was the war which took the most casualties, and it divided the US. The main cause of this war was the slavery and hate between the Northern States and the Southern States.
However, the manner in which the over-gallant Custer made military decisions and his aggressive ambition for honor and hero status resembles the US’s political and military means, the source of the mixed feelings towards his heroism. It was during the first Battle of Bull Run where he displayed his bravado, impressing his superiors with his rash decision making. He was soon promoted to Brigadier General of the 5th cavalry. It is important to note that Custer was actually doomed for low rank postings in the military had it not been for the urgency and understaffing caused by the Civil War. This was due to his graduating last in his class at West Point in 1861.
Many men like him knew they were going to die that day, and yet they went forward anyway, and met their fates. Many people, military and civilian, questioned the intelligence of the attack, and rightfully so. But the decision was made, and the men carried it out. They carried it out because it was given by General Ulysses S. Grant, the man who was the first to continually win battles against Robert E. Lee, and the man who finally won the war for the United States. They carried it out because Grant was perhaps the most respected general ever to serve in the U.S. Army to that point.
Henry's fighting tactics are extremely wild and is afterwards is congratulated by his lieutenant for a job well done. However,between battles, Henry and Wilson (his fellow soldier) overhear a general referring to their regiment as "mule drivers" and preparing to sacrifice them at the front line in the next battle (Crane Chapter 18). Henry accepted this challenge and thinks of it as an obstacle he desires to overcome. When the next battle starts, he and Wilson see the Union flag beginning fall. They both sprint to retrieve the flag and lead their comrades to their next fight.
Gettysburg, the largest, bloodiest, and most celebrated battle of the Civil war, is said by many to be the turning point of the war that killed 618,000 Americans. Gettysburg the movie was four hours long, which is about 68 hours less than it actually took for the battle to come and go. The first shots were fired no long after daylight, so to be exact, it was 04:30 hours, on the morning of July 1st, (49 Nofi). Bullets flew from the rifles of Union Calvary men on picket duty along the Chambersburg Pike. It was in response to the advancing of Confederates, a skirmish line of 2,500 led by Henry Keith, a General that graduated last in his class at West Point (104 Clark).
Wallace had the same mentality. He knew that his army would lose some of their troops during the battle, but if they were victorious, they would learn from there loses and grow strong again. There are many leadership lessons that William Wallace exposed in this short extract of “Braveheart”. These examples of leadership are very important in being a successful leader in the modern day business world as well. By standing strong in adversity, Wallace got the attention of his army and inspired them into battle.