Login | Signup now       

Guest

 Click to see how  

HOME | VIDEOS | DOCUMENTS | COLLECTIONS | UPLOAD | BROADCAST | MY ACCOUNT | FEEDBACK | ABOUT

Share  Title: Tragedy of the American Civil War

 
iConnect (Beta)   |  Like   |    Sponsor  |   Comment   |    Report  

Related Profiles

If you are an author or an inventor or an individual related to the work displayed in this video, you can click on the 'add me as' button to link your researchusa profile to this entry. Doing so automatically puts you on the iConnect network bringing great visibility to all your related work.

    
 
Article

View Cross Ref (Beta)

Your Edit is Valuable. Editor's names show on Edit pannel.Edit this article  

 

Photos taken from various sources set to "Ashokan Farewell" showing the tragedy that was the American Civil War .

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war between the United States (the "Union") and the Southern slave states of the newly-formed Confederate States of America under Jefferson Davis. The Union included all of the free states and the five slaveholding border states and was led by Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party, which opposed the expansion of slavery into territories owned by the United States. Republican victory in the presidential election of 1860 led seven Southern states to declare their secession from the Union even before Lincoln took office. The Union rejected secession, regarding it as rebellion.

Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Lincoln responded by calling for a large volunteer army, then four more Southern states declared their secession. In the war's first year, the Union assumed control of the border states and established a naval blockade as both sides massed armies and resources. In 1862, battles such as Shiloh and Antietam caused massive casualties unprecedented in U.S. military history. In September 1862, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation made ending slavery in the South a war goal, which complicated the Confederacy's manpower shortages.

In the East, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee won a series of victories over Union armies, but Lee's reverse at Gettysburg in early July, 1863 proved the turning point. The capture of Vicksburg and Port Hudson by Ulysses S. Grant completed Union control of the Mississippi River. Grant fought bloody battles of attrition with Lee in 1864, forcing Lee to defend the Confederate capital at Richmond, Virginia. Union general William Sherman captured Atlanta, Georgia, and began his famous March to the Sea, devastating a hundred-mile-wide swath of Georgia. Confederate resistance collapsed after Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House in April 1865.

The war, the deadliest in American history, caused 620,000 soldier deaths and an undetermined number of civilian casualties, ended slavery in the United States, restored the Union by settling the issues of nullification and secession and strengthened the role of the Federal government, while leaving the Southern states impoverished and Southern Whites embittered and revengeful toward African-Americans and their supporters.

 

 
Related Documents
Value Management
Motor neuron disease
Evaluation of Feature Recombination Techniques for Speaker Identification
Evaluation of phase and magnitude based features for speaker identification
Evaluation of Phase & Magnitude based Features for Speaker Identification
Sustainable Energy Production and Utilization In Semi-rural Arizona
Combustion Instability in Liquid Rocket Engines
Modeling and Simulation of Mixing Layer Flows For Rocket Engine Film Cooling
 
Member Documents
 

Keywords
Civil  War  American  Confederate  Union  Yankee  Rebel  
States  Ken  Burns  Ashokan  Farewell  Guns  Artillery  
 
 About This Video
 
 Subject History
 Category Documentary
 Duration 00:00:02
 Views 3124
 Added 03-11-07
 Contributor    123456
 Add to Favourites
 Report Abuse
 
 Related Videos
 See More

American

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3117
   
 American Civil War: The B...

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  4209
   
 The Civil War: Honorable ...

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3176
   
 The American Civil War

American

 RunTime  00:02:18
 Uploaded  27-11-07
 Views  2872
   
 American Revolution: The ...

American

 RunTime  00:03:03
 Uploaded  27-11-07
 Views  2792
   
 American Revolution: The ...

Oppenheimer

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3904
   
 Oppenheimer

Wind

 RunTime  00:02:00
 Uploaded  19-11-07
 Views  3341
   
 Wind Shear

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3739
   
 The Triumph and Tragedy o...

Gandhi

 RunTime  00:10:21
 Uploaded  28-11-07
 Views  3498
   
 Gandhi

Becoming

 RunTime  00:03:07
 Uploaded  19-11-07
 Views  3115
   
 Becoming a Pilot

Lisa

 RunTime  00:06:50
 Uploaded  10-01-08
 Views  4486
   
 Lisa Randall Lecture

Hydraulic

 RunTime  moderate
 Uploaded  29-04-13
 Views  1461
   
 Hydraulic Model of Cardio...

Jet

 RunTime  00:01:48
 Uploaded  14-12-07
 Views  3071
   
 Jet engine test

MIT

 RunTime  00:05:02
 Uploaded  03-12-07
 Views  4570
   
 MIT OCW - 18.086 Mathemat...

Nuclear

 RunTime  00:08:47
 Uploaded  20-12-07
 Views  3681
   
 Nuclear Power Plant RPV R...

Harvard

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  21-10-07
 Views  5135
   
 Harvard Biovisions - The ...

Level

 RunTime  00:09:54
 Uploaded  28-11-07
 Views  4394
   
 Level Set Methods

Terence

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  18-10-07
 Views  3478
   
 Terence Tao

 Member Videos
 See More

Nanotechnology

 RunTime  00:10:28
 Uploaded  27-11-07
 Views  7705
   
 Nanotechnology Takes Off ...

Blood:

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  01-11-07
 Views  4478
   
 Blood: Path of a Red Bloo...

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  4209
   
 The Civil War: Honorable ...

Matlab

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  18-10-07
 Views  4111
   
 Matlab Tutorial for the b...

Manipulating

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  18-10-07
 Views  4075
   
 Manipulating Animated Fun...

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  06-11-07
 Views  3991
   
 The Hubble Deep Field: Th...

Sound

 RunTime  00:05:03
 Uploaded  24-11-07
 Views  3954
   
 Sound & Vision (Animation...

CEV

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  22-10-07
 Views  3931
   
 CEV NASA space launch roc...

Oppenheimer

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3904
   
 Oppenheimer

The

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  03-11-07
 Views  3739
   
 The Triumph and Tragedy o...

Aerodynamics

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  19-10-07
 Views  3672
   
 Aerodynamics

Terry

 RunTime  00:00:02
 Uploaded  18-10-07
 Views  3586
   
 Terry Tao Fields Medal In...

 

 

Comments | Queries | Clarifications