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Download e-book for kindle: A house reunited : how America survived the Civil War by Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC

By Jay Winik; Clipper Audio (Firm); Recorded Books, LLC

This path explores the waning days of the Civil conflict in interpreting the dramatic occasions best as much as April 1865 and ponders the various replacement results which if discovered may have replaced the formation of the USA as we all know it today.

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Eventually, he hit rock bottom and his father had to bail him out, making him a menial clerk in his leather store in Illinois. Grant’s older brother was his boss. By all accounts, everything Grant touched was a failure. C. Then the war came, and suddenly Grant found his voice. LECTURE SEVEN 1. ” Grant never looked back. He became the hero at a little battle in Belmont, Missouri, then at Fort Henry, then at a magnificent battle at Fort Donelson. He triumphed in the great battle at Vicksburg, which cut the Confederacy in two, and soon, he was made general in chief of all the Union armies—becoming a Northern hero in the process.

3. Lee was stunned. Ammunition but no food? He was coordinating a massive retreat, holding his army together, and keeping the Union at bay while maintaining almost a day’s lead on most of Grant’s men. But now an administrative mix-up threatened to undo his mighty Army of Northern Virginia. 4. Lee feared his army could starve, and he had no way of knowing if they would secure food on that day, or the next, or the next after that. However, he resolved that his men would forage for food on that day—and the day after, even if it meant squandering his priceless lead over Grant.

44 1. First, he would allow the defeated rebels to keep their sidearms. This makes no sense tactically, and no sense strategically if Grant were worried about the Southerners carrying out guerrilla warfare. But Grant was trying to say loudly and clearly that the North honored these men and wanted them to become countrymen again. 2. Then, upon a personal plea from Lee himself, Grant allowed the Southerners to keep their horses. Now this made no sense tactically, or no sense strategically, given that there was concern about guerrilla war, but once more, Grant was making a statement.

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