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    John Brown and Harper's Ferry

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    end to something,for instance slavery.There was no way you were gonna stop th is man from his dream of ending slavery. John Brown became involved in these abolitionist movements in 1835.There were multiple abolitionist groups against slavery. Harpers Ferry is not the only raid that John Brown has been involved in,but one of many. For instance, John Brown led a group in the Bleeding Kannas Crisis. He also led a Raid on Federal Armory.John Brown took part in the Pottawatomie Massacrea also.This was

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    John Brown: Violent Abolitionist

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    the slavery issue. Brown was captured after the raid, sentenced to death, and was hung on December 2, 1859 in a field near town. On October 16, 1859, abolitionist John Brown and several followers seized the United States Armory and Arsenal at Harpers Ferry. The actions of Brown's men brought national attention to the emotional divisions relating to slavery On Pottawotamie Creek, on the night of May 24, 1856, Brown and his sons murdered three men who supported slavery, although none actually owned

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    Company. American Heritage Publishing two of his ten books. Sears’ thesis is the Union could have won the war faster. McClellan was an incompetent commander and to take the initiative to attack an defeat the Confederate army. The Army of Northern Virginia, under... ... middle of paper ... ...ents of the Battle of Antietam. Sears’s accessible style will make the book just as appealing to the general reader. The book is approachable and enjoyable. Landscape Turned Red is a little to long for

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    Baltimore and Ohio Railroad

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    competition, growth tactics, numerous raids, and involvement in the Civil War. The Baltimore and Ohio railroad has a very interesting background on why it started. Many years after the American Revolution a large number of people began to migrate west over the Cumberland Narrows, which is two mountains with a narrow gap in-between located in western Maryland. The Cumberland Narrows was also an early traveling path to the boat building centers located in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh. It was also the

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    parts from the beginning. He received contract of manufacturing guns at Harpers Ferry Armory, in West Virginia, where he occupied an old Armory sawmill which soon came to be known as Hall’s Rifle Works, and the small island on which it was based was called Lower Hall Island. Hall wanted to work at the Springfield armory, Springfield, Massachusetts, as it was close to his home town, Portland, but he was relocated to Harpers Ferry as it was near to Army Ordnance department and the government wanted to

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    Stonewall Jackson

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    born on January 21, 1824 in Clarksburg, Virginia. Jackson’s Parents were Jonathon Jackson & Julia Beckwith Neale. He had 3 brothers and sisters. They were Elizabeth, Warren, and Laura Ann. Elizabeth and Warren were both older than him, and Laura Ann was younger. When Thomas was only 8 years old his father and sister, Elizabeth, died of typhoid fever. After his childhood in Virginia, Stonewall Jackson attended the United States Military Academy at West Point. He was not the first choice to be

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    engagements, and other military actions, and nearly 1,300,000 American casualties (Civil War Facts). Four of the main causes of the Civil War were slavery, abolitionist movement and the Underground Railroad, secession and Fort Sumter, and John Brown’s Harpers Ferry rebellion. In North America slavery lasted 245 years, from 1620 to 1865 (Slavery and Making of America PBS). Slavery was more seen and used in the Southern states than in the North. Slavery negatively impacted African Americans because they were

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    Battle Analysis

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    bloodiest single day in American history during the Civil war. The battle took place near Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862 between the Union Army of the Potomac under the command of General George McClellan and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia led by General Robert E Lee. The battle of Antietam is known as the bloodiest day in American history because there was one casualty every 2 seconds for the 12 hours the battle lasted totaling 23,000 men killed or wounded in the fields, woods and

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    stonewall

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    grand recognition he received during the Civil War, and a brief look into his life sheds light upon how Stonewall rose above numerous other outstanding Civil War generals to become “The Man, The Soldier, The Legend” that he is today. Born in 1824 to Virginia natives, death and heartache followed Stonewall throughout his childhood. When Stonewall was two years old, his older sister and his father died from Typhoid, leaving his mother a widow at twenty-eight years old with three small children. After

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    Bull Run took place near Manassas Junction, Virginia, an important railroad junction twenty five miles west of Washington, D.C. Bull Run Creek twisted and turned through Manassas Junction. The Shenandoah Valley, a Southern stronghold was thirty miles to the northwest of Manassas Junction. Both the Bull Run Creek and the nearby Shenandoah Valley gave the South two advantages in this battle. In July 1861, tow armies faced each other in Northern Virginia. General Irvin McDowell, commander of the Union

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