Civil War

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


American Civil War Summary

The Confederate States of America, An Alternate History: 1865-2020

Civil War historians have asked if the South could have won the Civil War (or at least fought to a stalemate) since 1866. If they would have won, then what then? What would a divided states of America have looked like? Would a USA and a CSA have a happy peace and...
Why Slavery didn't Cause the Civil war

Arguments on Why Slavery Didn’t Cause the Civil War

Why do some argue that slavery didn’t cause the Civil War? For proponents of this view, they argue that issues of state sovereignty, trade rights, and the status of the United States as a republic, not a democracy, were the primary issues of the Civil War, not...
American Civil War Summary

American Civil War Summary

Here’s a short American Civil War summary. It 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 Summary A bit more context, however, is necessary. Strictly speaking,...
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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?...
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...
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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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