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CW:WAR GAMES

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Civil War : War Games History - Vanston MS O Side South - Confederacy North - Union X Side The Civil War is like a football game. Though both sides are different they are from the same place and that is America. “A house divided against itself cannot stand. I believe this government cannot endure, permanently half slave and half free. I do not expect the Union to be dissolved – I do not expect the house to fall – but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing, or all the other.” - Abraham Lincoln, 1858

DRAW – in the box below what you think the MAIN IDEA of the quote is trying to convey or say. McClellan Meade Sherman Hooker Burnside McDowell U.S. Grant Billy Yanks! Coach Lincoln x x x x x x x Robert E. Lee Beauregard Johnston Jackson Stuart Forrest Pickett Johnny Reb! Coach Davis So each team has a “coach” or president and a “quarterback” or general to lead the way. But it takes more than good leaders… it also takes good planning, strategy, and a bit of luck… Make a list of 5 things you must do in order to plan for a PARTY (school appropriate)
2 min - than discuss Brainstorm Now brainstorm 5 things that you would need in order to plan for WAR. Think most important!!
* 2 min - than discuss Brainstorm Nickname - Union / Billy Yank North Strategies for winning the war
- Blockade Southern ports
- Take control of the Mississippi River
- Capture the Southern - Richmond, Virginia North Nickname - Confederacy/Johnny Reb South Strategies for winning the war
- Fight a defensive war
- Get help from Europe
- Capture northern city of Washington D.C. South Advantages
- Superior leadership of Abraham Lincoln
- Greater Population
- Powerful military
- Industrial Power
- More Money
- More railroads
- More farm land that grew food crops North Advantages
- Outstanding military officers
- Strong motivation or cause
- Fighting on home ground
- Skilled soldiers South Disadvantages
- Weak motivation
- Officers not aggressive enough
- Fighting on unfamiliar territory
- Believed war would be over quickly North Disadvantages
- Weak leadership skills
of Jefferson
- No navy
- Fewer men and supplies
- Few factories
- Less money
- Weak government South We know most of the main battles but lets go through in an overview of all the other battles they come into contact with. Fill in the missing parts… Battles Date :April 12th 1861
Battle :Ft. Sumter
Victor (winner) : Confederacy
Significance: Beginning of the Civil War Date :July 21st, 1861
Battle : 1st Bull Run (Virginia)
Victor (winner) : Confederacy
Significance: 1st major battle, war would be long and bloody Date : April 6th, 1862
Battle : Shiloh (Tennessee)
Victor (winner) : Union
Significance: Union gained control of the northern Mississippi River Date : September 17th - 18th, 1862
Battle : Antietam (Maryland)
Victor (winner) :Union
Significance: Lee on the offense; he lost battle plans, single bloodiest day of the war; Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation Date : July 1-4, 1863
Battle : Gettysburg (Pennsylvania)
Victor (winner) : Union
Significance: Turning point of the war; Confederates would never again invade the North; Gettysburg Address Date : July 4th, 1863
Battle : Vicksburg (Mississippi)
Victor (winner) : Union
Significance: Union controls the entire Mississippi; another turning point of the war, split Confederacy in two. Date : September - October 1864
Battle : Sherman’s March (Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina)
Victor (winner) : Union
Significance: total warfare; destroyed everything useful to the South. Date : April 9th, 1865
Battle : Appomattox Court House (Virginia)
Victor (winner) : Union
Significance: Lee surrenders to Grant; Civil War is over. Date : May 13th, 1865
Battle : Palmito Ranch
Victor (winner) :Confederacy
Significance: South won the battle but had already lost the war. 1. Categorize, Order, and Match with partner - pick 2

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