When Did Ft Mcclellan Close?
I am looking for any WACs who did their basic in Ft. McClellan in 1967. Anyone out there?
I did my basic in Ft. McClellan, AL in 1967 and went from there to Ft. Ord, then Vietnam, anyone else follow me? Ft. McClellan has closed its gates to WACs since 1989 (I believe the year is correct). We who were there were exposed to NBCs (Nuclear, Biological and Chemical agents), we need to get together and find out what we need to help ourselves. Answer here in this forum, OK?
SGT Keefe, I don't know you but I know stories about the WAC's at McClellan in 67. I know an Army vet that tells me stories of taking a blanket and bottle of whiskey out to the golf course.
BTW McClellan does have a WAC museum there and I think it's the old chapel. The base was part of the base closings in the late 90's and is being converted to civilian use, except for the old WWII barracks which the National Guard got.
There's still plenty of training that goes on there.
Paragraph about the Battle of Yorktown?
I need 5 paragraphs . Really important
The Battle of Yorktown or Siege of Yorktown was fought from April 5 to May 4, 1862, as part of the Peninsula Campaign of the American Civil War. Marching from Fort Monroe, Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac encountered Maj. Gen. John B. Magruder's small Confederate force at Yorktown behind the Warwick Line. McClellan suspended his march up the Peninsula toward Richmond and settled in for siege operations.
On April 5, the IV Corps of Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes made initial contact with Confederate defensive works at Lee's Mill, an area McClellan expected to move through without resistance. Magruder's ostentatious movement of troops back and forth convinced the Federals that his works were strongly held. As the two armies fought an artillery duel, reconnaissance indicated to Keyes the strength and breadth of the Confederate fortifications, and he advised McClellan against assaulting them. McClellan ordered the construction of siege fortifications and brought his heavy siege guns to the front. In the meantime, Gen. Joseph E. Johnston brought reinforcements for Magruder.
On April 16, Union forces probed a point in the Confederate line at Dam No. 1. The Federals failed to exploit the initial success of this attack, however. This lost opportunity held up McClellan for two additional weeks while he tried to convince the U.S. Navy to bypass the Confederates' big guns at Yorktown and Gloucester Point and ascend the York River to West Point and outflank the Warwick Line. McClellan planned a massive bombardment for dawn on May 5, but the Confederate army slipped away during the night of May 3 toward Williamsburg.
The battle took place near the site of the 1781 siege of Yorktown, the final battle of the American Revolutionary War in the east.
Which statement reflects the status of the Civil War in its second year, after the Battle of Antietam?
The South had no victories and was ready to give up. Davis and Lee had decided to attack the northern states in New York. The North had captured several southern cities and was ready to have the southern states rejoin the Union. Lincoln had fired McClellan for good and was ready to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lincoln had fired McClellan for good and was ready to sign the Emancipation Proclamation.
Lincoln was getting desperate because the war was lasting far longer than he expected,and there was still no end in sight.
How did the split of the Democrats (in the election of 1864) affect the outcome of the Civil War?
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The Democratic Party was bitterly split between the War Democrats and the anti-war Copperheads. The compromise was to nominate pro-war General George B. McClellan along with an anti-war platform. McClellan defeated Horatio Seymour and others for the nomination; he and ticketmate George H. Pendleton were nominated on a peace platform — a platform McClellan personally rejected
The 1864 election was the first time since 1812 that a presidential election took place during a war. McClellan's chances of victory faded after Union victories in Georgia and Virginia, followed by the withdrawal of John C. Fremont's Radical Republican Party candidacy.
A foretaste of the national election came in the state elections held in the months prior to the presidential election. In these six state elections (Oregon on 6/5, Vermont on 9/6, Maine on 9/11, Ohio and Pennsylvania on 10/10, and West Virginia on 10/26), the Union Republican Party won a sweeping victory. These six states elected 44 Union Republicans in U.S. House races, compared to just 10 Democrats, for a net gain of 18 seats for the Union Republicans. The stage had been set for Lincoln.
Only 24 states participated, because 11 had seceded from the Union and claimed to have formed their own nation: the Confederate States of America (CSA). Three new states participated for the first time: Nevada, West Virginia, and Kansas. The reconstructed portions of Tennessee and Louisiana elected presidential Electors, although Congress did not count their votes.
Why did political interference in the American Civil War cause it to last so long (4 years)?
How did Lincoln help to prolong the war? What did the political leaders in the South do to make it last 4 years?
First off ... Lincoln did NOT "prolong" the war. He did everything possible to prevent it and then to end it as quickly as possible.
Example: After Gettysburg, Lincoln wrote to General Meade: "I do not believe you appreciate the magnitude of the misfortune involved in Lee's escape. He was within your easy grasp, and to have closed upon him would, in connection with other late successes, have ended the war. As it is, the war will be prolonged indefinitely ...Your golden opportunity is gone, and I am distressed immeasurably because of it."(1)
Lincoln was a politician and had to consider the political implications of all his appointments. High ranking officers were often appointed to appease Governors and senators of critical states. They were often incompetent, which added to the length and agony of that war.
The single Union person most responsible for prolonging the war was General McClellan. With Lee's battle plans in hand, McClellan failed to crush Lee's army at Antietam with his vastly superior forces ... unforgivable! McClellan was just miles from a lightly defended Richmond, and failed to take the city. (Politics was likely McClellan's motive for prolonging the war; he was the darling of the "Peace Democrats" and their future Presidential candidate!)
The South's aim from the beginning was to prolong war until they received recognition from England and/or France . Lee's entire strategy, dictated by Jeff Davis, was based on keeping his army from being defeated until recognition. A succession of weak, inept Union political generals aided his effort.
Jefferson Davis was the main politician responsible for the mass destruction of the South required to bring the war to a close. Davis' response to Lincoln's 1863 Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction says it all .. "We will govern ourselves .. if we have to see every Southern plantation sacked, and every Southern city in flames." Well then! ... Thank you, General Sherman!
Added ... For the record: Lincoln's call for an army came AFTER South Carolina amassed over 6,000 troops and numerous cannons to blast 80(!!) starving Federal soldiers from their FEDERAL PROPERTY, Ft Sumter. What a stunning victory for the Confederates, eh?