April 6 th & 7 th 1862 Battle of Shiloh “place of peace” Shiloh is a Hebrew word meaning “place of peace” 1 st day of battle – Confederates led by General Albert Sydney Johnston push the Union back
April 6th & 7th 1862 Battle of Shiloh 2nd day of battle – Union General Grant is reinforced by Buell and the Union reclaims the battlefield. General Johnston is killed
Battle of Shiloh “Hornet’s Nest” A place on the battlefield that experienced the deadliest fighting It is the bloodiest battle of the Civil War to date Result’s of the Battle of Shiloh: 24,000 casualties (killed or wounded) A Union victory
Admiral David Farragut takes New Orleans April 25 to May 1, 1862 The Union captures the biggest Southern City New Orleans controls the entrance to the Mississippi River
War in the East 1861-1862 General George McClellan takes over Union General assumes command of the Army of the Potomac (North) McClellan was excellent at training and preparing for battle …..but when will he fight?
Spring 1862 Peninsular Campaign McClellan attacks Richmond, VA Union forces sail around and land eat of Richmond with 120,000 soldiers The south tricks the union and McClellan decides to dig in (defensive)
June & July 1862 The Seven Days Battles Army of Northern Virginia A series of battles outside of Richmond, VA Robert E. Lee and his army of Northern Virginia drive the Union to the SeaResults: McClellan retreats to Washington, DC