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How Many Civil War Generals Were There
Civil War generals numbered in the hundreds during the war. Many officers were promoted to higher ranks during the war, which included promotions to the rank of general.
These promotions were called brevet promotions. They were only valid for as long as the war lasted.
There were many battles in the state of Georgia during the Civil War.
Most of the battles were fought near Atlanta and in the Northwestern part of the state.
The battle of Chickamauga was fought in Georgia in 1863 resulting in a Confederate victory.
However the most famous event that took place in […]
Leading up to the outbreak of the Civil War the definition of abolitionist was a person who opposed slavery. Their goal was to abolish slavery immediately. John Brown, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman are the most well known abolitionists.
The abolitionist movement began years before the Civil War broke […]
James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart (1833-1864) was born on February 6, 1833 Stuart enrolled at the the US Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 1854. His first service was the 1st US Cavalry in the Kansas territory, though he was transferred east in 1859.
John Brown (1800-1859) was perhaps the most famous person involved in the abolitionist movement who fought against slavery in America leading up to the Civil War.
Why Was John Brown An Abolitionist
Brown was born on May 9th 1800 to a deeply religious family. The entire idea of people living in […]
There were many types of Civil War weapons ranging from muskets to ironclads.
In the roughly 80 years between the American Revolution and the start of the Civil War, weapon technology had advanced greatly.
Despite advancements in technology the arsenals in both the Union and Confederacy were still mostly stocked with the […]
When Did the Anaconda Plan Start
The Anaconda Plan was developed at the beginning of the American Civil War. It was the Union’s strategic plan to defeat the Confederacy.
Why Did the Union Call it the Anaconda Plan
The main purpose of the Anaconda plan was to defeat the rebellion […]