Friday, 16 December 2011

Confederates try to invade New York City

Nothing could be worse than the liars who have upturned by one method or another  plans on turning America into a better more caring country, so I was wondering if things would have been worse now  with a Confederate victory in the ACW.It nearly happened.
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing all slaves in the rebellious Confederate states"Sambo's right to be kilt" ; Colored troops at drill - Vicksburg, 1864.. The proclamation marked a major transformation in the North's reason for fighting the Civil War. The war's first two years witnessed a string of Confederate battlefield victories and a growing realization Trossel’s house : battlefield of Gettysburg.throughout the northern states that the original war aim of preserving the Union had to be broadened to encompass the destruction of the racial slavery upon which the South's fortunesOfficers' luxury at Bealton - August, 1863. rested. By summer 1863, the Union army, which had been entirely white when the war Riding the sawbuck at the Vicksburg guard-house.started, began recruiting African-American soldiers, who would soon be fighting and dying to defend the Union and to destroy the institution of slavery.

But the North's sagging military fortunes did not immediately change with Lincoln's issuing of the Emancipation Proclamation and the initial recruitment of black troops into the Union army. In late spring 1863, Confederate forces, led by General Robert E. Lee, invaded the North through Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. A view across the Shenandoah ValleyThousands of Union troops, many volunteers from New York City, now rushed to Pennsylvania to defend the Union. Gen. Meade's council of war at Gettysburg.As July dawned, a titanic battle between Union and Confederate forces loomed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Fear swept New York City; if the Confederate army prevailed, southern troops[American soldiers marching, Civil War, 1861-1865.] could potentially invade a defenseless city within a matter of days. And fears of a Confederate plot to incite unrest in Home of the rebel sharpshooter : Gettysburg.New York City and to set a series of fires further heightened New Yorkers' concerns about an imminent invasion.The riots in New York : conflict between the military and the rioters in First Avenue.
Though Union forces would ultimately prevail at Gettysburg, driving the Confederate army back into the South, tensions remained high in New York City, largely as a result of the The retreat form Gettysburg.imminent enforcement by the federal government of the National Conscription Act. Passed inBattle of Gettysburg. March 1863, the act made all single men aged twenty to forty-five and married men up to thirty-five subject to a draft lottery.Model for the Meade statue by Bailey. In addition, the act allowed drafted men to avoid conscription entirely by supplying someone to take their place or to pay the government a three hundred-dollar exemption fee.New York -- the dead sergeant in 22d Street. Not surprisingly, only the wealthy could afford to buy their way out of the draft.Group of dead horses in Trostle's farm-yard.
While the battle of Gettysburg is often referred to as the turning point in the Civil War, its true significance lies in the fact that it was the first battle where the Union Army pursued theFulton Ferry, New-York : built of iron 1863. Confederate Army in hopes of forcing a second engagement. A second battle was fought from July 13th thru the 16th, eight days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee retreated from New York -- hanging and burning a negro in Clarkson Street.Gettysburg. Nearly two thousand men were killed or wounded in the second battle at Williamsport, Maryland.Canal aqueduct over the Conocochague Creek, Williamsport, Md. on line of W.M. R.R. Regiments from throughout Western New York took part in bothThe riots in New York : the mob burning the provost Marshal's office. engagements.  One of the most famous was Rochester’s 140th New York Volunteer Infantry who saved the day at Gettysburg by occupying Little Round Top on the second day. The Recruiting for the Second Regiment of Fire Zouaves.Rochester Regiment’s valor under the leadership of Colonel Patrick O’Rourke is legendary and preserved the Union Army on that critical day of fighting in 1863. The riots in New York : the mob lynching a negro in Clarkson-Street.The 140th Regiment, along with hundreds of other re-enactors, will be on hand to recreate the first day’s battle, when Union Army Elements under General John ReynoldsReynolds battled a Confederate Infantry division lead by General Henry Heth through the streets of Gettysburg. will be filled with streaming troops, the popcorn crackle of musketry and the booming of artillery as re-enactors bring history to life. The epoch battle is one of the most studied events in military historyGeneral Lee taking leave of his soldiers.

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