American civil war [1861-1865]
The future general did not receive a Christian name until he was nine years old. After his father's death, he was adopted by Whig politician Thomas Ewing, and his wife placed a solid William ahead of the Tecumseh Indian, so a 16-year-old boy like William Tecumseh Sherman entered the West Point Military Academy. Four years later he ended as one of the best in the year ...
When we say American Civil War, readers usually think of terms like the Confederacy and the Union, the secession of the South from the North, the names of generals like Grant and Lee, the names of battlefields like Bull Run, Antietam and Gettysburg, and last but not least the southern surrender of Appomattox. However, few people are aware that North and South troops have fought bloody battles not only in the eastern United States,but also on the battlefields of New Mexico and Texas.
In the fierce battles of the Civil War, both sides suffered bloody losses. Death did not shy away from men in command positions either. In this article, I would like to pay attention to the Confederate generals who perished on the battlefields of the Civil War. The list of fallen generals of the Confederation contains 73 names. Among them were talented dukes, but hopeless scoundrels who did not have much success on the battlefields. Let's try to remember, at least briefly, how they fought or how they died.
In the first part of the article, we imagined one army commander and three corps commanders who perished during the Civil War. In today's part, we will focus on the generals who fell at the time when they held the functions of division commanders. There are seven names in the list of fallen generals. This list includes Major General William D. Pender, J.E.B Stuart, W.H.T Walker, Robert R. Rhodes, Stephen D. Ramseur, Patrick R. Cleburne, and Brigadier General John Pegram.
In the third part of the article, we will take a close look at the fate of brigadier generals who perished in the fighting of the Civil War for the Confederacy. The total list of fallen brigade commanders contains 62 names. In this section, we will remember the brigadier generals who fell right at the beginning of the war.
In the second block on the fallen generals of the Confederacy, we will recall another 10 brigadier generals who fell on the battlefields of the Civil War.
In the fifth part of our article, we will present brief profiles of the third dozen of brigadier generals who fell on the battlefields of the Civil War.
For the sixth time, we will choose to search for the fate of the fallen generals of the Confederate army. Even in today's part, we will approach the fate of ten fallen generals.
During 1864, it became increasingly clear that the Confederacy had no chance of winning the war. Nevertheless, the Southern army did not give up and fiercely resisted in bloody battles, slowing down the advance of Union troops into the interior of the southern states. Thousands of Southern soldiers and officers perished in these furious clashes. Among them are 11 brigadier generals. We will recall their fate in today's article.
The last part of a series about Confederate army generals killed in the Civil War.
Every war has a cause and an excuse. The causes of the American Civil War are well known, but what was the pretext?
In the fall of 1864, the Army of Tennessee embarked on the last major Confederate offensive in the American Civil War.
After failing at Spring Hill, Hood was given another chance to catch up with the retreating Schofield at Franklin.
On December 14, preparations for the upcoming battle culminated in Nashville. Thomas commanded a total force of nearly 60,000 men.
Of all the armed forces of the West, the US military has the shortest and, I dare say, the strangest history. Usually, the armed forces go down in history through battle, and the strangeness of the American military begins with the fact that in the battle, which dates back to the beginning of the North American military, this army did not fight at all, because it did not exist yet.
The militia system of the army, which the United States preferred after its inception, did not allow the creation of a unified rear service. When war broke out with the Seminoles in Florida in 1818, engineering units had to be decommissioned to supply field units because civilian contractors failed to fulfill contracts. This led War Minister Calhoun to put pressure on Congress to release funds for intendant administration ...
At the end of the 19th century, the United States found itself in a special position. The country had no external enemy, after the defeat of Mexico, other American states recognized it as a hegemon, and the long sea borders were protected by the British navy. Due to mineral wealth, which also included oil on the list (fields in California and Texas), the US government had no ambition to gain control of foreign resources. This led to the fact that there was no strategy, no concept of defense, no plans against potential adversaries, that is, everything that was a matter of course in Europe ...
At the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, the United States resembled a sleepily contented boa constrictor. The success of the US Navy in the Spanish-American War opened the bag to Congress, and T. Roosevelt had no problem raising funds for the construction of new heavy units of the fleet. Suddenly, everyone seemed to understand the importance of the ocean fleet in the sense of the Mahan Doctrine - it was evident that the British fleet did not intend to cover the new US overseas economic interests of the Philippines, Cuba and Puerto Rico, although it de facto still ensured US security.