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No End In Sight

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