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    their contributions to the Union Army would be pivotal in the Unions success. African Americans were banned from joining the Union Army in the early part of the Civil War. President Lincoln feared that African Americans in the Army would persuade certain states, such as Missouri, to join the Confederacy. Once African American soldiers could join the Union Army they would contribute to almost every major battle of the Civil War. 180,000 African Americans served in the Union Army in 163 different units

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    Introduction As our country was about to complete its first year of the Civil War, the Union Army and President Lincoln were looking for a way to severely cripple the Confederate Army. In November of 1861 United States Navy Commander David Dixon Porter was in Washington awaiting a meeting with Secretary of the Navy Gidon Welles. Commander Dixon, while waiting to see Secretary Welles was approached by two United States Senators; James Wilson Grimes of Iowa and John Parker Hale of New Hampshire (Zeller

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    THE FIRST BATTLE OF BULL RUN On July 21, 1861, two armies, one confederate and the other Union, prepared for the first major land battle of the Civil War. In 1861 Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as President. The Southern states had seceded and the South had fired on and captured Fort Sumter on April 12 1861. After the Fort Sumter battle, both the North and the South began preparing for war by raising armies. This was done quickly and neither side spent much time training the troops. Both

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    remembered as the bloodiest single day of the American Civil War and US history. This battle, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862; and it was named by the Union because it took place near Antietam Creek. The Union army led by General George McClellan and the Confederate army led by General Robert E. Lee encountered each other near Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Battle of Antietam was the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on the northern

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    Waterloo Campaign

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    fighting for the rights of their people. The North “Union Army” wanted to abolish slavery and the South “Confederate Army” wanted to maintain their rights to own slaves and expand their territories. Many of the ancient battles of the Civil war provided some key advantages for the Northern forces. A couple of them were simply quantity and quality in regards to the Battle of Gettysburg. As opposed to the Confederates in the South, General Meade’s Army of the Potomac had more cannons used for artillery

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    The Great Battles of the American Civil War

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    face to face. The battle took place on July 16, 1861. The Union army was led Brigadier General Irvin McDowell. McDowell was marching down from Washington and on the 21st attacked the left flank of the Confederate army on Matthews Hill. Later on in the afternoon reinforcements arrived for the confederates. These new troops advanced and broke through the Union right flank. This sent the Union army into a retreat although the Confederate army was too disorganized to pursue. The first Battle of Bull Run

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    she died. She did many things for theUnion army when they were basically at her doorstep. She filled their canteens, she baked them bread,and she made them food. She died whilst preparing bread for Union soldiers. She died at Gettysburg. Here's a brief summary of what happened at the battle of Gettysburg. Lee was the general of the confederate side on the battlefield, and he was going against George Meade, who was the general on the union side at the battle. (Google)

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    From the beginning of the Civil War the Confederacy was at an obvious disadvantage. The Union Army of the North was better able to supply their troops despite early recruitment issues. (Boyer, pg 434)The Union eventually held the advantage of having the larger army and more money. The South entered into the Civil war without a navy, two small gunpowder factories, and unconnected railroad lines. (Boyer, pg 432) The North was far more industrialized, and able to provide troops with the necessities

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    to be the first ever total war, which is a war against not only the civilians but also the armies. The Civil War is also considered the first modern war fought by the U.S. troops. Lincoln asked volunteers to sign up for only three months. Many people thought the war wouldn’t last long. However, the war continued on for four years. The Union armies had around 2,500,000 to 2,750,000 men and the Confederate army had approximately 750,000 to 1,250,000 men. The entire North and South society was affected

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    Ulysses Grant to lead the Army of the Potomac. Grant has an illustrious past. People talked about his being a drunkard but Catton says “He was simply a man infinitely more complex then most people could realize.” Grant, even though he was a West Point graduate, never wanted to be a soldier or to have a life in the military. He wanted to be a teacher. What Grant did bring to the Army of the Potomac was his ability to relate to the soldiers and made them his army. He completely retrained and

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