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No End In Sight

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  • 1. NO END IN SIGHT
  • 2. Lincoln had trouble finding a good and aggressive general to led the Union troops
  • 3. ULYSSES S GRANT – a Union general fighting in the west and winning battles
  • 4. February 1862 – Union captures Fort Henry and opens the Mississippi River as a transportation route
  • 5. A huge battle takes place at SHILOH – it is a Union victory 13,000 Union soldiers are wounded along with 10,000 Confederate soldiers
  • 6. BATTLE OF SHILOH
  • 7. BATTLE OF SHILOH
  • 8. April 1862 – Union captures New Orleans and soon controls most of the Mississippi River, cutting the South in two
  • 9. CAVALRY – soldiers on horseback
  • 10. SEVEN DAYS BATTLES – June/July 1862 – Confederate victory in Virginia that prevents the Union from attacking Richmond
  • 11. Lee feels confident and decides to invade the North
  • 12.
    • 3 reasons Lee decides to attack the North:
    • Force Lincoln to talk peace
    • Give Virginia farmers a chance to harvest crops
    • South could plunder Northern crops for food
  • 13. England and France were thinking about helping the South ?
  • 14. A copy of Lee’s plans were left behind and found by a Union soldier
  • 15. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM – Sept 1862 – bloodiest battle in American history 25,000 men wounded, Union victory but missed a chance to follow up the battle and finish the Southern army
  • 16. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
  • 17. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM http://store3.yimg.com/I/framingfox_1782_5435119
  • 18. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM
  • 19. BATTLE OF ANTIETAM http://www.nps.gov/anti/hope05.htm
  • 20. Union general McClellan is fired by Lincoln for not following up
  • 21. THE END