4 Victory At Henry & Donelson Victory at Ft. Henry on 2/6/1862 gave the Union control of the TN River (upper right)Victory at Ft. Donelson on 2/16/1862 gave the Union control of the Cumberland River (lower right)
5 McClellan in Command George B. McClellan Known as “Little Mac” “Superb organizer of an Army”Overly cautious during battleLater becomes Governor of New Jersey
7 Shiloh Fought 4/6-4/7/1862 Key Leaders were: Union: Ulysses S. Grant William Tecumseh ShermanConfederate: Albert Sidney JohnstonFirst major bloody battle of the Civil War, in which there were 23,741 casualties
10 The Seven Days Battle Fought 6/25-7/1/1862 Lee stops McClellan’s Army from invading Richmond, and halts the Peninsula Campaign
11 2nd Battle Bull Run/Manassas Fought 8/29-8/30/1862Another Confederate Victory led byRobert E. LeeAdds to the reputation of Lee as an invincible leader.
12 The Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg Fought on 9/17/1862 in Sharpsburg, MDBloodiest Day in American History with 23,300 casualtiesMcClellan (75,000) vs. Lee (50,000)The Confederacy needed a major victory over the Union to gain foreign support from England and France
13 McClellan’s Victory Took ¼ of Lee’s Army Stopped Lee’s invasion of the NorthEnded idea of Foreign support from England and FranceProvides Lincoln with need to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
14 Lincoln Fires McClellan McClellan could have ended the war by pursuing Lee after Antietam, but did not.When he ignored Lincoln’s order to do so, the President fired McClellan.McClellan hated Lincoln and would run against him in the Election of 1864.