Category: American Civil War

Life of Billy Yank the Common Soldier

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To make the blockade of the southern coasts effective and to prevent privateering, a joint naval and military expedition under Flag Officer Silas Stringham and Army Major Benjamin F. Starting in august 1862, it destroyed 68 Union vessels in 22 months – without injuring the crews. Heydrich, possibly through bravado, rode in an open-topped, unprotected car on his way from his residence to the palace. The two armies met in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky, on 8 October 1862.
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The River Was Dyed with Blood: Nathan Bedford Forrest and

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Cut off from the outside world, Scott believed economic pressure would lead Southerners to reassert their natural loyalty to the Union with a minimum of bloodshed. August 10, 1861 - The Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills). Hill had earlier vowed that he would never leave the Petersburg defenses. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. In their 2012 debates, Mitt Romney criticized Barack Obama for supporting “green energy” projects, including Solyndra.
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Harriet Tubman: Myth, Memory, and History

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One obvious reason for the high number of battle deaths during the war was the use of outdated Napoleonic tactics, such as linear formations, where soldiers marched in rank and file formation toward the enemy before halting and firing their muskets at a distance of 50 to 100 yards. On the Georgia-Tennessee line in Sept., 1863, Bragg, having temporarily halted his retreat, severely jolted the Federals, who were saved from a complete rout by the magnificent stand of George H. To the scariest “end game” maneuvers being made by Obama, in his attempt to protect Americas Global hegemony, is his record shattering move in plunging the United States $3.5 Trillion further into debt, and which raises the total amount owed by the United States, to its citizens and the World, to the unprecedented height of over $106 Trillion.
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl: An Autobiographical

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Wrote Marx: The question of the principle of the American Civil War is answered by the battle slogan with which the South broke the peace. The task fell to Colonel Benjamin Grierson, who, oddly, hated horses. Benjamin Franklin Cheatham 's Division was redeployed from the high ground west of Perryville to the Confederate right, south of Walker's Bend of the Chaplin River. Captained by Raphael Semmes, the ship wreaked havoc on Union shipping, which after the war became the basis of demands by the United States for massive compensation.
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Storm Over the Land: A Profile of the Civil War

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The South was largely comprised of small and large plantations that grew crops such as cotton which were labor intensive. Many books have been written on all aspects of the Civil War. African-American laborers bury the dead at Fredericksburg, Virginia, 1862. North Vietnamese leaders interpret the US's complete lack of response to the siege as an indication that they could move more aggressively in the South.
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Parker Pillsbury: Radical Abolitionist, Male Feminist

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Grant that “[U]ntil we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of it’s roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources.” Sherman had previously telegrammed Washington that “[T]here is a class of people – men, women, and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order.” President Lincoln congratulated both Sheridan and Sherman for campaigns that sowed devastation far and wide. By the way I actually like Hillary although I was behind Senator.
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Sword and Olive Branch: Oliver Otis Howard (The North's

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Looks like US Congressman indecent exposure waving their Span and to some are intent on punishing. The notebook was used by Knight as a diary; entries date from August 1862 (apparently copied from an earlier diary or notes) through June 1868. In 1860 California had a population of some 430,000. Thereafter, the government only permitted substitution, except for conscientious objectors. Now, in my view of the present aspect of affairs, there is no need of bloodshed and war.
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A Soldier's General: The Civil War Letters of Major General

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Before the civil war, Syria's economy was diverse, including agriculture (22 percent of the economy), industry and excavation (25 percent), retail . The Eastern theater included all land east of the Appalachian Mountains. As a countermeasure to the Union's blockades, the Confederate States developed the first naval mines. The key difference between acronym and acrostic is in their definitions itself; acronym is a kind of abbreviation while acrostic is a form of writing.
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Company Aytch: Or, a Side Show of the Big Show and Other

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Rifle & Pistol accessories for Civil War & Indian War era. That can save a lot of money, in shipping, when ordering a large number of items, like our low cost articles. Franklin, limited the attacking force to two small divisions—Maj. S. cavalry fight to return the Modoc people and their leader, Kintpuash (known to whites as Captain Jack), to an Oregon reservation; Kintpuash is hanged and the Modoc are exiled to Oklahoma. As soon as a canister round was fired, the sides of the can would rip away and the cast-iron balls would fly directly into the attacking infantry.
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Sherman, Fighting Prophet

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S. begin to tame this tragic epidemic of military suicides. Soon thereafter, during the 2012 presidential race, neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney said much about how they would spend the billion and a half dollars a day that go to military programs, except for when Romney said that if elected, he would spend a total of $1 trillion more. Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was "the first modern general. Two months earlier, on 4 August 1863, Judah Benjamin ordered Mason to close his London mission and to join Slidell in Paris.
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