History UsefulNotes / TheAmericanCivilWar

30th Jun '16 1:37:09 PM kouta
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** Johnston to Lee shortly before Lee abandoned Petersburg: "I can do no more than annoy him. I respectfully suggest that it is no longer a question whether you leave present position; you have only to decide where to meet Sherman. I will be near him." Joseph Johnston to Robert E. Lee (1865).
30th Jun '16 12:58:35 PM kouta
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*** More impressively, unlike many other academics who joined the Army, Chamberlain insisted that he be enlisted as a private rather than accepting an officer’s commission on the basis of his college education.

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*** More impressively, unlike many other academics who joined the Army, Chamberlain insisted that he be enlisted as a private rather than accepting an officer’s commission on the basis of his college education. [[note]]Back then a college education pretty much guaranteed you an officer's comission because it meant you knew how to both read and write, which was very important for military operations and not a universal skill.[[/note]]
30th Jun '16 11:05:01 AM kouta
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** The Confederates also had William J. Hardee. Before the war he taught tactics at West Point and was the Commandant of Cadets from 1856 to 1860. He wrote the [[BigBookOfWar infantry drill manual]] both sides used.



** Before the war Hardee taught tactics West Point and was the Commandant of Cadets from 1856 to 1860.
30th Jun '16 10:45:10 AM kouta
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* BigBookOfWar: ''Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics for the Exercise and Manoeuvres of Troops When Acting as Light Infantry or Riflemen'' (1855) by William J. Hardee (a.k.a ''Hardee's Tactics''), the best-known drill manual for both sides of the Civil War.
** Before the war Hardee taught tactics West Point and was the Commandant of Cadets from 1856 to 1860.
29th Jun '16 9:19:25 AM kouta
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** On January 1, 1861 there were 1,108 Regular Army officers (plus a similar number of former officers) to draw on. The overwhelming majority of the leadership below the rank of Brig. General started the war with zero military experience and could be considered this.
27th Jun '16 10:39:52 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/{{Roots}}2016'': The 4th episode spends a substantial amount of time here, detailing Chicken George's service in the Union Army.

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* ''Series/{{Roots}}2016'': ''Series/Roots2016'': The 4th episode spends a substantial amount of time here, detailing Chicken George's service in the Union Army.
27th Jun '16 10:39:10 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/Roots(2016)'': The 4th episode spends a substantial amount of time here, detailing Chicken George's service in the Union Army.

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* ''Series/Roots(2016)'': ''Series/{{Roots}}2016'': The 4th episode spends a substantial amount of time here, detailing Chicken George's service in the Union Army.
27th Jun '16 10:37:39 AM TomWalpertac2
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* ''Series/Roots(2016)'': The 4th episode spends a substantial amount of time here, detailing Chicken George's service in the Union Army.
11th Jun '16 5:31:02 PM AllenbysEyes88
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** Fitz-John Porter, commander of the Union V Corps, was arrested and cashiered for failing to attack Confederate troops at Second Bull Run. The charges were dubious,[[note]]General Pope ordered Porter to launch a flank attack against Stonewall Jackson's corps, apparently unaware that James Longstreet had arrived on the battlefield. Porter feared that if he launched the attack, he would be surrounded and destroyed by the Confederates[[/note]] but Porter was a favorite of George [=McClellan=] and easily scapegoated after that general fell from favor. Porter was finally exonerated and reinstated to the Army in 1886.



%%* SedgwickSpeech: {{Trope Namer|s}}.

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%%* * SedgwickSpeech: {{Trope Namer|s}}.Namer|s}}, from General John Sedgwick's death at Spotsylvania.
6th Jun '16 7:36:40 AM AgProv
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* creator/DerekRobinson's novel ''Kentucky Blues'' deals with the time period 1840 - 1870, seen as the parellel tales of two feuding white families and the slaves they are forced to emancipate in 1865.

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* creator/DerekRobinson's Creator/DerekRobinson's novel ''Kentucky Blues'' deals with the time period 1840 - 1870, seen as the parellel tales of two feuding white families and the slaves they are forced to emancipate in 1865.
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