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The American Civil War
Transcript of The American Civil War
The American Civil War - The Battles
Battle of Shiloh
The Union takes the Offensive
Election of 1864
The Battle of Bull Run
First major battle of the Civil War. 30,000 federal soldiers attacked the Confederate army at Manassas Junction.
Battlefield at Bull Run
Confederate lines at Bull Run
"There stands Jackson like a stone wall."
Antietam is the single bloodiest day in American history. In one day of fighting, 22,000 men were either killed or wounded.
Antietam battlefield prior to the battle.
Effects of Antietam
Lincoln relieves George McClellan of his command following Antietam
Abraham Lincoln uses the victory at Antietam as an opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
Battle of Chancellorsville
"He may have lost his left arm, but I have lost my right"
- Robert E. Lee
"Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of trees."
Robert E. Lee
At the beginning of 1863, the Confederate army won a series of victories in Northern Virginia at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville.
Little Round Top at Gettysburg
Dead Confederate soldier in the Devil's Den
Aftermath of the fighting on Little Round Top
Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War with over 50,000 casualties.
On July 4th, after 7 weeks of artillery bombardment. The town of Vicksburg fell to the Union.
Grant is promoted to the commander of the Army of the Potomac
Illinois regiment that were veterans of the battle of Shiloh.
The Hornet's Nest at Shiloh
In 1863, Lee invaded the North in order to achieve a major victory that would force the North to call for peace or gain foreign intervention.
Little Round Top
Battle of Spotsylvania, May 1864
Battle of Cold Harbor, June 1864
Grant's army suffered more than 7,000 casualties in less than an hour at Cold Harbor.
General William Tecumseh Sherman
The South Surrenders
The American Civil War
The Election of 1860
Comparing the North and South in the Civil War
Northern vs. Southern Strategy
Fight a defensive war and outlast the North
Use "King Cotton" to make diplomatic ties with Britain
Hope for foreign intervention
Blockade Southern ports
Split the South by controlling the Mississippi River
Invade the Southern capital of Richmond, VA.
Southern and Northern Views on the Civil War
"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it; and if I could do it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that."
- Abraham Lincoln (1862)
The Leadership of Jefferson Davis vs. Abraham Lincoln
Union vs. Confederate Military Leaders
Robert E. Lee and his officers
Northern vs. Southern Soldiers
Johnny Reb vs. Billy Yank
Northern vs. Southern Economy
The Failure of "King Cotton"
Confederate Raider - The
Conditions of Warfare
"The sights and smells that assailed us were simply indescribable... corpses swollen to twice their original size, some of them actually burst asunder with the pressure of foul gases... The odors were so nauseating and so deadly that in a short time we all sickened and were lying with our mouths close to the ground, most of us vomiting profusely."
- A Confederate Soldier