12-6-07 - Myles Becker History 12/6/07 Ulysses S. Grant...

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Myles Becker History 12/6/07 Ulysses S. Grant “The art of war is simple” he once explained, “Find out where your enemy is, get at him as soon as you can and strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” Shiloh Grant makes mistake – no significant reconnaissance Confederate forces under General Albert Johnston attacked Grant’s troops Johnston killed 1 st day of fighting Confederate forces launched 11-13 consecutive attacks against Union Grant received reinforcements and launched counterattack Union victory came at high price in casualties. Over 10,000 on each side Antietam September 17,1862 McClellan obtained Lee’s battle plans Union movement too slow – Jackson able to rejoin Lee Union launched 3 frontal assaults against strongest Confederate positions Nearly 22,000 soldiers killed Bloodiest battle of the Civil War Emancipation Acts Crittenden Resolution – July 1861 – Declared war was being fought solely to save
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