Civil War

Articles on the American Civil War and the principle figures involved. Includes timelines and detailed descriptions.


Carpetbagger Definition US History

Carpetbagger Definition: US History

A “carpetbagger” was a derogatory term applied by former Confederates to any person from the Northern United States who came to the Southern states after the American Civil War. Carpetbagger Definition US History A great many contemporary observers...
American Civil War

American Civil War

The American Civil War was a civil war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865, between the North (the Union) and the South (the Confederacy). American Civil War There were other motives as well, as some Northern newspapers admitted. If the South were allowed to...
Radical Republicans Reconstruction

Radical Republicans Reconstruction

Hiram Revels of Mississippi was elected Senator and six other African Americans were elected as Congressmen from other southern states during the Radical Republicans Reconstruction era. Radical Republicans Reconstruction Some readers may wonder if the American people...
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Radical Republicans Reconstruction

Radical Republicans Reconstruction

Hiram Revels of Mississippi was elected Senator and six other African Americans were elected as Congressmen from other southern states during the Radical Republicans Reconstruction era. Radical Republicans Reconstruction These policies were not severe enough for the...
Presidential Reconstruction meaning

Presidential Reconstruction Meaning

Reconstruction is the period (1865-1877) during which the states that had seceded to the Confederacy were controlled by the federal government before being readmitted to the Union. Presidential Reconstruction Meaning While the war was still going on, Lincoln was...
Vicksburg Battle

The Battle of Vicksburg: Assaulting & Besieging the Fort

Overview: Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Tennesse Army defeated Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton at the Vicksburg Battle on May 18 – July 4, 1863. VICKSBURG BATTLE-ASSAULTING AND BESIEGING VICKSBURG Wasting no time, Grant immediately moved on Vicksburg battle with...
Pickett's Charge

Pickett’s Charge: The Disastrous Offensive Gambit

Overview: Confederate General Robert E Lee ordered Pickett’s Charge in order to attack Maj. Gen. George G. Meade’s Union Army during the last day of Battle of Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Pickett’s Charge and Why It Happened Who had lost Gettysburg?...
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General Grant

Getting to Know the Other Side of General Grant

How well do you know General Grant? In this article, you’ll find out the other side of General Ulysses S. Grant’s life. GENERAL GRANT – OTHER PARTS OF HIS LIFE The persistent criticisms of General Grant can be summarized as follows: (1) he was a...
Ulysses S Grant Accomplishments

Ulysses S Grant’s Accomplishments American Civil War

Ulysses S Grant’s accomplishments during the American Civil War are numerous but they come down to the tactical ability to understand what needed to be done to achieve victory along with the will to execute it.  ULYSSES S GRANT’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS- CAMPAIGNS...
Grant Vicksburg

Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign- Crossing the Mississippi River

Grant’s Vicksburg campaign during the American Civil War was the last major military attack led by Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses and Tennesse Army who crossed Mississipi River on May 18-July 4, 1863. GRANT’S VICKSBURG CAMPAIGN During the spring and early summer...
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