Thursday, August 17, 2017

What the Others Had to Say About the 20 Events Affecting the Civil War-- Part 1: Battle of Ball's Bluff

It was clear that there was some confusion in the McHenry Civil War Round Table's discussion group as to what the subject's parameters involved.

Some interesting comments:

**  The Battle of Ball's Bluff early in the war caused the death of Col. Baker.  This caused an impact on political generals and led to the formation of the Committee On the Conduct of the War.

**  Lee's decision to resign from the U.S. Army.

**  The Anaconda Plan

**  The Emancipation Proclamation destroyed the Confederacy in the eyes of Europe.

**  The U.S. navy was the 13th largest in the world at the outbreak of the war.  It grew to be huge.

**  Fort Sumter

More to Come.  All of Interest.  --Old Secesh

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