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No End in Sight Chapter 16, Section 3. McClellan Takes Command  EVENTS  President Lincoln gave McClellan authority over all of the Union troops fighting.

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1 No End in Sight Chapter 16, Section 3

2 McClellan Takes Command  EVENTS  President Lincoln gave McClellan authority over all of the Union troops fighting in the East  EFFECTS  Restored confidence  Organized and trained troops  Stalled the Union forces  McClellan was hesitant to attack the Confederate capital George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

3 Grant Takes Tennessee  EVENTS  Grant’s Strategy: “Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike at him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.”  Grant’s troops captured two Confederate river forts in Tennessee  EFFECTS  Opened up a river highway for northern supply lines into the heart of the South (to the Alabama border) George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

4 The Battle of Shiloh  EVENTS  The Union troops had pushed the Confederates back to the TN/MS border  The Confederate general, Johnston, decided to attack before the Union troops could be reinforced  Terribly deadly battle  William Tecumseh Sherman  EFFECTS  Northerners were horrified and wanted Grant replaced, but Lincoln was impressed by his determination George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

5 The Fall of NOLA  EVENTS  Union naval forces captured New Orleans, the largest city in the South  EFFECTS  The Union almost controlled the Mississippi River  “New Orleans gone—and with it the Confederacy. Are we not cut in two?” ~President Davis’ aide’s wife George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

6 Seven Days’ Battles  EVENTS  Robert E. Lee took over control of the Confederate troops in Northern Virginia  Lee sent scouts to spy on the Union troops  The two sides clashed in battles for a week  EFFECTS  High casualties  Union forces retreated  Ended the Union threat on the Confederate capital in Virginia George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

7 Lee Invades the North  EVENTS  Lee took his troops into Union territory without approval from President Davis  The first time the Southern troops took an offensive position  Wanted to force Lincoln into peace talks  Wanted to give VA farmers a rest during the harvest  Confederates could plunder for food  Wanted to show that the South had a chance  EFFECTS  Impressed Britain and France, who were considering recognizing the Confederacy George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam

8  EVENTS  Lee’s offensive battle strategy was accidentally discovered by the Union forces  McClellan attacked, but with hesitation  “The green corn…looked as if it had been struck by a storm of bloody hail….From sheer exhaustion, both sides, like battered and bleeding athletes, seemed willing to rest.”  EFFECTS  Stalemate; 23,000 dead  McClellan didn’t pursue Lee George McClellan takes Command of Northern Troops Grant Takes Tenn. Battle of Shiloh Fall of NOLA Seven Days’ Battles Lee Invades the North Battle of Antietam


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