Journey toward Gettysburg
           Dr. Bruce Clary
       Monday, January 10, 2011
April 12
April 15
    Following the firing
      upon Fort Sumter,
President Lincoln issues
        a call for 75,000
militiamen to...
July 21
1st Battle of Bull Run
    (1st Manassas)
July 21
                              1st Battle of Bull Run
                                  (1st Manassas)

• 3,000 Uni...
July 21
                              1st Battle of Bull Run
                                  (1st Manassas)

• 3,000 Uni...
July 21
                              1st Battle of Bull Run
                                  (1st Manassas)

• 3,000 Uni...
1862
February 6-8
 The Union and Gen.
Ulysses S. Grant claim
   their first significant
victories at Fort Henry
 and Fort Donel...
April 6-7
   Battle of Shiloh
(Southwest Tennessee)
April 6-7
   Battle of Shiloh
(Southwest Tennessee)

      • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate
        casualties
April 6-7
   Battle of Shiloh
(Southwest Tennessee)

      • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate
        casualtie...
April 6-7
   Battle of Shiloh
(Southwest Tennessee)

      • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate
        casualtie...
April 24         New Orleans taken
                 This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without
    ...
April 24         New Orleans taken
                 This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without
    ...
April 24         New Orleans taken
                 This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without
    ...
September 17
                         Battle of Antietam
                       (Sharpsburg, Maryland)




Missouri Compro...
September 17
                                      Battle of Antietam
                                    (Sharpsburg, Mar...
September 17
                                      Battle of Antietam
                                    (Sharpsburg, Mar...
September 17
                                    Battle of Antietam
                                  (Sharpsburg, Marylan...
December 11-15
 Battle of Fredericksburg
(Fredericksburg, Virginia)
December 11-15
 Battle of Fredericksburg
(Fredericksburg, Virginia)



       • One of the war’s most one-sided battles
December 11-15
 Battle of Fredericksburg
(Fredericksburg, Virginia)



       • One of the war’s most one-sided battles
  ...
December 11-15
 Battle of Fredericksburg
(Fredericksburg, Virginia)



       • One of the war’s most one-sided battles
  ...
1863
Manifest Destiny




                               January 1
The final Emancipation Proclamation frees the slaves in sece...
May 1-4                Manifest Destiny
 Battle of Chancellorsville
(Chancellorsville, Virginia)
May 1-4                         Manifest Destiny
 Battle of Chancellorsville
(Chancellorsville, Virginia)



        • Out...
May 1-4                          Manifest Destiny
 Battle of Chancellorsville
(Chancellorsville, Virginia)



        • Ou...
Mexican-American War 1846-48




                          June 3
  Lee begins marching his army northward toward Pennsylv...
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Journey to Gettysburg

  1. 1. Journey toward Gettysburg Dr. Bruce Clary Monday, January 10, 2011
  2. 2. April 12
  3. 3. April 15 Following the firing upon Fort Sumter, President Lincoln issues a call for 75,000 militiamen to put down the rebellion
  4. 4. July 21 1st Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas)
  5. 5. July 21 1st Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas) • 3,000 Union casualties; 2,000 Confederate casualties
  6. 6. July 21 1st Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas) • 3,000 Union casualties; 2,000 Confederate casualties • Thomas Jackson earns his nickname, Stonewall
  7. 7. July 21 1st Battle of Bull Run (1st Manassas) • 3,000 Union casualties; 2,000 Confederate casualties • Thomas Jackson earns his nickname, Stonewall • After the defeat, Lincoln issues an order for another 500,000 recruits
  8. 8. 1862
  9. 9. February 6-8 The Union and Gen. Ulysses S. Grant claim their first significant victories at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in western Tennessee
  10. 10. April 6-7 Battle of Shiloh (Southwest Tennessee)
  11. 11. April 6-7 Battle of Shiloh (Southwest Tennessee) • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate casualties
  12. 12. April 6-7 Battle of Shiloh (Southwest Tennessee) • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate casualties • Union surprised on Day 1
  13. 13. April 6-7 Battle of Shiloh (Southwest Tennessee) • 13,000 Union casualties; 10,700 Confederate casualties • Union surprised on Day 1 • Courageous efforts by Grant and Sherman push Confederates back on Day 2
  14. 14. April 24 New Orleans taken This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without a battle in the city, meaning its rich cultural heritage survived intact. June 25-July 1 Seven Days Battle Lee drives back a Union invasion at high cost: 16,000 Union casualties; 20,000 Confederate casualties August 29-30 2nd Battle of Bull Run Union decisively beaten when Longstreet’s Corp finally pushes through Thoroughfare Gap (held for 6 hours by the cavalry commanded by John Buford) to reinforce Stonewall Jackson. 10,000 Union casualties; 8,300 Confederate casualties.
  15. 15. April 24 New Orleans taken This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without a battle in the city, meaning its rich cultural heritage survived intact. June 25-July 1 Seven Days Battle Lee drives back a Union invasion at high cost: 16,000 Union casualties; 20,000 Confederate casualties August 29-30 2nd Battle of Bull Run Union decisively beaten when Longstreet’s Corp finally pushes through Thoroughfare Gap (held for 6 hours by the cavalry commanded by John Buford) to reinforce Stonewall Jackson. 10,000 Union casualties; 8,300 Confederate casualties.
  16. 16. April 24 New Orleans taken This political, commercial, and strategic prize was taken without a battle in the city, meaning its rich cultural heritage survived intact. June 25-July 1 Seven Days Battle Lee drives back a Union invasion at high cost: 16,000 Union casualties; 20,000 Confederate casualties August 29-30 2nd Battle of Bull Run Union decisively beaten when Longstreet’s Corp finally pushes through Thoroughfare Gap (held for 6 hours by the cavalry commanded by John Buford) to reinforce Stonewall Jackson. 10,000 Union casualties; 8,300 Confederate casualties.
  17. 17. September 17 Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) Missouri Compromise of 1820
  18. 18. September 17 Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) • Union repels Lee’s invasion of the North Missouri Compromise of 1820
  19. 19. September 17 Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) • Union repels Lee’s invasion of the North • The bloodiest single day in the war with 23,000 casualties, 12,400 Union and 10,400 Confederate Missouri Compromise of 1820
  20. 20. September 17 Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg, Maryland) • The church in the background of this famous photograph is a Dunker Church. Members of the Church of the Brethren, with which McPherson College is associated, were known as Dunkers. Missouri Compromise of 1820
  21. 21. December 11-15 Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
  22. 22. December 11-15 Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) • One of the war’s most one-sided battles
  23. 23. December 11-15 Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) • One of the war’s most one-sided battles • Under pressure from Washington, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, Ambrose Burnside, orders senseless, repeated charges up well-defended Marye’s Heights
  24. 24. December 11-15 Battle of Fredericksburg (Fredericksburg, Virginia) • One of the war’s most one-sided battles • Under pressure from Washington, the new commander of the Army of the Potomac, Ambrose Burnside, orders senseless, repeated charges up well-defended Marye’s Heights • 12,700 Union casualties; 5,400 Confederate
  25. 25. 1863
  26. 26. Manifest Destiny January 1 The final Emancipation Proclamation frees the slaves in seceded states. The proclamation served as official acknowledgement that the war was not just about preserving the Union; it was a war to end slavery in the U.S.
  27. 27. May 1-4 Manifest Destiny Battle of Chancellorsville (Chancellorsville, Virginia)
  28. 28. May 1-4 Manifest Destiny Battle of Chancellorsville (Chancellorsville, Virginia) • Outnumbered 134,000 men to 61,000, R. E. Lee had his greatest victory here
  29. 29. May 1-4 Manifest Destiny Battle of Chancellorsville (Chancellorsville, Virginia) • Outnumbered 134,000 men to 61,000, R. E. Lee had his greatest victory here • Gen. Jackson is accidentally shot by his own men. He dies of complications of his wounds on May 10.
  30. 30. Mexican-American War 1846-48 June 3 Lee begins marching his army northward toward Pennsylvania

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