Dissecting the Civil War

(or at least the Texan portion of it, anyway)

Galveston

WHO? Commander William B. Renshaw (Union Naval Commander)


WHEN? October 2, 1862 - January 1st, 1863


WHAT? Led a brigade and took over galveston, but was stopped 3 months later


WHY? To demand surrender to the Union


How? With a lot of troops, a lot of guns, and a lot of determination


Why Do I Care? This battle helped protect a port (Supply Line) for the states that was basically in charge of supplies for the whole Confederacy.

Sabine Pass

WHO? Nathaniel P. Banks & William B. Franklin


WHEN? September 8, 1863


WHAT? A failed attempt to gain a foothold in Texas


WHY? A need for supplies that Texas had


HOW? With 4,000 soldiers sent by transport from New Orleans


How is this important? This saved us from another invasion from the Union


"Fun" Fact: This was the second time the Union had tried to invade Sabine Pass

Brownsville

WHO? Nathaniel P. Banks, Hamilton P. Bee, and José Maria Cobos


WHEN? November 2-6, 1863


WHAT? A successful effort to disrupt Confederate blockade runners along the Gulf Coast.


WHY? To lower defenses and supplies for the Confederacy


HOW? By outnumbering the confederacy with 3 brigades (about 6,000 troops) against a mere 150 confederate soldiers


AND? This significantly disrupted cotton trade in Texas

The Red River campaign (a series of battles)

WHO? Nathaniel Banks and Richard Taylor


WHEN? March 10, 1864 – May 22, 1864


WHAT? Nathaniel unsuccessfully attacked Red river with four objectives


WHY? To destroy Taylor's army, capture Shreveport, Louisiana, Steal a butt load of cotton, and organize pro union states in the region.


HOW? He attacked with a lot more troops than the confederacy should have been able to handle, but due to poor planning and mismanagement, he lost.


How is this important? It was the last decisive Confederate victory of the war

Palmito Ranch

WHO? Theodore H. Barrett and John "rip" Ford

WHEN? May 12-13, 1865

WHAT? The Union attacked Brownsville and captured a few people, but the next day the attack was repulsed and became a Confederate victory


WHY? Because they didn't know the war had been over for a month


Why does it matter? Because all of those people died for absolutely no reason :/

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Works Cited



"GALVESTON, BATTLE OF." BARR, ALWYN. Web. 04 May 2016. Includes information about the battle of galveston




"SABINE PASS, BATTLE OF." BARR, ALWYN. Web. 04 May 2016. Includes information about the battle of Sabine Pass




"Final Civil War Land Battle Was 150 Years Ago in Brownsville." The Monitor. Web. 04 May 2016. Includes information about the battle of Brownsville



Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations. Web. 04 May 2016. Includes information about the Red River Campaign



"PALMITO RANCH, BATTLE OF." HUNT, JEFFREY WILLIAM. Web. 04 May 2016. Includes information about the battle of Palmito Ranch