Send the link below via email or IMCopy
Present to your audienceStart remote presentation
- Invited audience members will follow you as you navigate and present
- People invited to a presentation do not need a Prezi account
- This link expires 10 minutes after you close the presentation
- A maximum of 30 users can follow your presentation
- Learn more about this feature in our knowledge base article
The End of the War
Transcript of The End of the War
The Union Wages
the South's ability to fight.
farms, livestock, barns
General William Tecumseh Sherman
Atlanta then march to the Atlantic coast.
Siege at Petersburg
Union troops dig in and keep Lee under siege for nine months.
The Union can replace men and supplies, the South cannot.
May 22 to July 4, 1863
Siege at Vicksburg
Again and again, Grant’s forces tried to seize Vicksburg
a city on a cliff above the Mississippi River. Finally,
Grant marched inland and attacked Vicksburg from the rear.
Grant’s forces lay siege to the city,
encircling it and blockading or bombarding it, in order to
force it to surrender.
The Confederates surrendered the city, giving the Union forces complete control of the Mississippi River.
June 30 to July 2, 1863
Battle of Gettysburg
Lee surprised Union forces at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
On the first day of battle, the Confederates drove the Union forces out of Gettysburg.
On the second day, Lee’s forces attacked the ends of the Union line, but the line held.
On the third day,
Lee ordered General George Pickett to lead 15,000 men in a daring charge against the center of the Union line.
The last attack led by Pickett is known as
Row after row of Confederate soldiers were shot down.
Lee’s forces had to retreat. The Confederates would never invade the North again.