Civil War

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


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...
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...
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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...
Civil War Total War

Civil War/Total War? The Extent of Battle from 1861 to 1865

Did the North win by waging total war in the Civil War? Total war is a “war that is unrestricted in terms of the weapons used, the territory or combatants involved, or the objectives pursued, especially one in which the laws of war are disregarded.” Civil...
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General Lee

A Closer Look at General Lee’s Civil War Record

General Lee left a mark on American history as one of the greatest generals during the American Civil War. Learn more about his role in the war based on his battle records. GENERAL LEE CIVIL WAR RECORD Civil War record of General Lee was considerably less impressive...
Robert E Lee Gettysburg

Robert E. Lee & Gettysburg: How the Confederacy Lost

Robert E Lee’s Gettysburg Campaign ended in the Union claiming victory after three days of battle with Lee’s army. Both parties suffered major losses of life. Robert E Lee Gettysburg Campaign With Ewell engaged, Lee changed his mind and decided to attack...
ROBERT E LEE FACTS

Mind-Blowing Robert E Lee Facts You Need to Know

Was Robert E Lee one of the greatest generals in history? Find out with these awesome Robert E Lee facts you don’t want to miss.  ROBERT E LEE FACTS Robert E. Lee became the flawless god of the Myth of the Lost Cause since shortly after his death in 1870. A...
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