Civil War

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

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Vicksburg Battle

Vicksburg Battle-Assaulting & Besieging Vicksburg

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 all three...
Pickett's Charge

Pickett’s Charge: The Disastrous Offensive Charge

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?...
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...
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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...
Battle of Port Gibson

The Battle of Port Gibson in the Vicksburg Campaign

The Battle of Port Gibson happened on May 1, 1863, near Port Gibson, Mississippi as part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. MOVING INLAND: BATTLE OF PORT GIBSON The first day ashore, Grant pushed McClernand two miles inland to high, dry ground and on...
Battle of Jackson

Battle of Jackson: Capturing the Mississippi State Capital

Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of Tennessee achieved victory in the Battle of Jackson on May 14, 1863, at Jackson, Mississippi. It was part of the American Civil War‘s Vicksburg Campaign. Battle of Jackson-Capturing the State Capital The battle at...
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Battle of Champion Hill

Battle of Champion Hill: Grant’s Critical Win

The Battle of Champion Hill was a critical victory for Maj.Gen. Grant during the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. It happened on May 16, 1863. BATTLE OF CHAMPION HILL AND THE BIG BLACK RIVER At five in the morning on May 16, Grant learned from two...
Battle of Vicksburg Significance

Battle of Vicksburg Significance-Grant Becomes General-in-Chief

The significance of the Battle of Vicksburg had to do with it being a major turning point in the American Civil War but also in the career of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. It was through this battle that Confederate army was split in half. As a result, Grant boosted his...
Ulysses S Grant Facts

13 Ulysses S Grant Facts For Aspiring Civil War Buffs

The main Ulysses S Grant facts concern him winning a large percentage of all Union victories in the Western, Middle, and Eastern theaters. But what made him such a successful general? As T. Harry Williams writes, “The qualities of Grant’s generalship deserve more...
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