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5 Generals of the Civil War Colonel Benjamin H Grierson was a union soldier that led his men through the key southern transportation states of Mississippi and Louisiana Him and his men totally believed in the scorched earth policy The policy was to destroy anything that their opponent can use against them or demolish anything that the enemy can use to better their chances of victory The main battle that made a name for Colonel Benjamin H Grierson was the Battle of Newton Station in 1863 Newton Station was a railroad junction that connected Meridan Jackson and Vicksburg Once he was victorious in that battle he continued his raid through the South toward his destination of St Louis In attempt to stop him the Rebels step up a last line of defense at the border The defense would either make or break the South As a result of that battle the North led by Colonel Benjamin H Grierson dominated the Southern transportation system Not only did white soldiers defend the Union black soldiers contributed to the path to victory of the North Although they were supposed to be equal the black soldiers we lower classed than the white Colonel Robert Gould Shaw had a love for the war and the hunger for conquest over the South As bold and skilled as he was Shaw took the leadership over one of the famous colored regiments in the Civil War With his conveyance him and his infantry won the Battle at James Island in 1863 Through that battle Shaw made a name for himself and his men gained respect in the war due to their victory At the Battle at Fort Wagner the Union needed a strong first line to trigger the Norths attack Shaw and his company led the way to the fort During that battle many black soldiers from the 54th Massachusetts lost their lives Not only did they lose their lives they lost
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