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    • CROSSROADS OF FREEDOM - ANTIETAM - Sarah Williamson Mid-Term Part 1
    • The Pendulum of War
      • Battles:
      • - Feb. 6 1862, Grant led battle to open confederate river ways on Mississippi and Ohio rivers at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson (Kentucky-Tennessee Theater), this allowed Union troops to invade the heart of the confederacy by gunboat.
      • - Confederates fight back at Shiloh, surprise attack on Grant
      • - Union takes over New Orleans
      • - The Peninsula Campaign – Johnston vs. McClellan
      • Outcomes:
      • - Naval Bockades geographically split the confereracy in two the Union Troops could now attack from all sides.
      • - Media outburst in newspapers across North and South; North: High expectations, excited, ready for victory, South: heart broken, panic-stricken, despairing events.
      • - South urges British and French involvement.
      • Politics:
      • - Union Generals were “soft” on the South. They did not want to fight the revolutionary war against slavery or for the free labor image.
      • - 1862 Union Congress initiated the Greenback Currency and war bonds – Lincoln needed $
    • The Pendulum of War
      • Military Figures:
      • - George B. McClellan
      • - Union General, Army of the Potomac, “the young Napoleon, afraid to risk failure, accused with siding with South, came down with Typhoid fever
      • - Ulysses S. Grant:
      • - Union General, joined forces with McClellan, experienced past failure not afraid to take risks
      • - Robert E. Lee:
      • -Confederate General, risk taker
      • - Joseph E. Johnston:
      • -Confederate General
      Ulysses S. Grant George B. McClellan
    • Taking Off the Kid Gloves
      • Battles:
      • - Shendoah valley, Stonewall Jackson created a diversion in order for Lincoln to send reinforcements to the valley rather than to McClellan’s needs. Main victory was at Winchester May 25 th .
      • - The Seven Days Battles; Army of N. Virginia did most of the attacking,
      • Outcomes:
      • - Stonewall is praised in the South, Confederate morale is boosted, most importantly was the wounding of Stonewall; replaced by Robert E. Lee
      • - The Seven Days Battles; a Shock to the North, panic on Wallstreet, “nation is in most eventful crisis of history”
      • - North discovers that Southerners only possessions are their slaves, if slaves were taken away (freed) the south would fail.
      • Politics:
      • - Foreign policy considerations
      • - Mar. 13,1862; Lincoln signed legislation to abolish all slavery in the District of Colombia
    • Taking Off the Kid Gloves
      • Military Figures:
      • - McClellan:
      • - Union General, Reinstated
      • - Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson:
      • -Confederate General, Wounded in surprise attack in Valley.
      • - Robert E. Lee:
      • -Confederate General, Failed previously during Civil War, reinstatement after Stonewall Jackson’s injury brought little excitement to South, “Granny Lee”
      Robert E. Lee Stonewall Jackson
    • The Federals Got a Very Complete Smashing
      • Battles:
        • Fall1862, Confederate raids and invasions in the West,
        • Battle of Second Bull Run (Manassas)
      • Outcomes:
      • Politics:
    • The Federals Got a Very Complete Smashing
      • Military Figures :
      • - Lieutenant Isaac Newton Brown
      • - Buell
      • -Union
      • - Farragut
      • -Halleck
      • - Nathan Bedford Forrest
      • -Confederate
      • - John Hunt Morgan
      • -Confederate
      • -General Braxton Bragg
      • - Confederate
      • - Kirby Smith
      • - Confederate
    • Showdown at Sharpsburg
      • Battles:
      • Outcomes:
      • Politics:
    • Showdown at Sharpsburg
      • Military Figures:
    • The Beginning of the End
      • Battles:
      • Outcomes:
      • Politics:
    • The Beginning of the End
      • Military Figures: