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The often overlooked elements to the fall of Confederate Fort Henry was high water levels that hampered the effectiveness of the forts large cannons. Also, the credit for the fall of the fort lies with US Navy Officer Andrew Foote. Ironclads and gunboats wreaked havoc on the undermanned fort. Confederate Commander Albert S. Johnston was in charge of the Western Theater and was aware that Major General Henry Halleck would be sending Brigadier General US Grant to assault both forts Henry and Donelson.
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The Union won the victory against Fort Donelson
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Yes, it was. http://www.henryrepeatingarms.com/history.cfm
IT began in Charleston, S.C. with the southern sympathizers firing onto the Union Fort Sumter that sat in the middle of the bay.
When the US Civil war broke out in 1861, it was thought it would be over by Christmas. The North was far superior in manpower, manufacturing, railroads, etc. But the war w…as poorly managed by the Union. Their generals proved ineffective and strategies failed. That caused it to drag on for four long years. Optimists in the North believed that the casualties suffered by the Army of Northern Virginia, would prove to end Robert E. Lee's army. Lee was able to escape to Virginia, however, and the vaunted Army of Northern Virginia would survive to fight again. US President Lincoln blamed General George B. McClellan for not destroying Lee's army, however, Lincoln did not understand why that was impossible at that time. Not long after this, McClellan was relieved of his command of the Army of the Potomac. This was unfortunate in that it hampered McClellan's excellent plans he had for the remainder of 1862. His dismissal also was a blow to the military sense of pride. and morale. McClellan was very popular with his army. His replacement, Ambrose Burnside was reluctant to take command of the Army of the Potomac.
Fort Henry was built in the war of 1812.
On balance, not very successful. Only in Tennessee was it looking good for the Union, as the unknown U.S.Grant set about liberating the Mississippi. In Virginia, which people …saw as the real test, the year was dominated by a spectacular string of victories by the newly-appointed Confederate army commander Robert E. Lee, which brought the British close to giving the Confederacy official recognition, possibly leading to military aid. In some desperation, Lincoln prepared to issue the Emancipation Declaration, to turn it into a war on slavery, in which the British could not intervene without looking pro-slavery. But he had to avoid making it sound desperate, so he had to wait for a Northern victory over Lee before he could issue the Proclamation. It came unexpectedly - and accidentally - at Antietam (Sharpsburg), Maryland in September 1862.
It was the turn of the tide. In the West, the Confederates abandoned their attempt to invade Kentucky. In the East, Lee's attempted invasion of Pennsylvania failed, and Lincol…n was able to issue the Emancipation Proclamation without making it look like a desperate measure. This had the desired effect of keeping the British out of the war, as they could not be seen to fight directly for slavery.
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Possibly 3,000 or so Henrys were actually purchased by the US Government for the US Army during the war; but usually it was wealthy Regimental Colonels that purchased Henrys f…or their men. And of course many officers purchased Henrys for their own use. This also applied to the Spencer repeating rifles which fed metallic cartridges thru the butt end of the stock. Those Civil War Henrys and the Henry company of the 1860s SHOULD NOT be confused with the Henrys of today. The Henry of today was founded by an Italian immigrant who purchased the old American gun company of Iver Johnson and simply used the Henry name (patent expired) when he started the company up in 1992.
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First, the string of victories by Lee in the summer, which made the Confederates look like winners, who would be worth backing with official recognition and military aid. Seco…nd, Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation in September, which turned the war into an official crusade against slavery, so that free nations abroad could not help the South without looking pro-slavery themselves.
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The most significant event was the Union victory at Antietam. That gave Lincoln the excuse he had been waiting for to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
After the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln released the Emancipation Proclamation. By so doing, to the purpose of " War to Preserve the Union" was added that of "War Against th…e Slavery", which became predominant.
After the battle of Perryville, fought on October 8,1862, that ended with a defeat, the commander of the Confederate Army of the Mississippi, Gen. Bragg, decided to quit his o…ffensive in Kentucky and, on October 13, 1862 ordered the retreat towards Murfresborough, Tennessee. The decision was made because of the scarce enthusiasm which the Kentuckians reserved to Bragg's invasion of that State. At the same time, the excessively cautious attitude with which the commander of Union army, Gen. Buell, had carried the Kentucky's campaign, led him to be relieved of his assignment and replaced by Major General Rosecrans on October 24,1862.