CIVIL WAR LECTURE 3

CIVIL WAR LECTURE 3 - LECTURE3 PERRYVILLE/ ANTIETAM...

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LECTURE 3 PERRYVILLE/ ANTIETAM
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BUELL’S SLUGGISH MARCH -General Don Carlos Buell ordered to march from  Mississippi to Chattanooga to free East  Tennessee. -Buell moved at a snail’s pace because his  railroads were constantly attacked by  Confederate cavalry units. -Buell refused to live off the land and so the  railroads slowed him down instead of speeding  his march.
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BRAGG RIDES THE RAILS -General Braxton Bragg wanted to expand on the  success of his cavalry raids against Buell. -Utilizing his own railroads, Bragg managed to  send his army 700 miles in less time than it took  Buell to go 200 miles. -Bragg’s maneuver put him in position to invade  Kentucky.
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BRAGG’S INVASION OF  KENTUCKY -Bragg moved his army in two columns into  Kentucky, completely surprising the Union. -Confederate troops achieved overwhelming  success, nearly reaching the Kentucky capital and  the Ohio border. -Bragg confident that Kentucky would now  secede and join the Confederacy.
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-Kentucky did not flock to the Confederate  standard and treated Bragg’s army as invaders. -Bragg’s failure to win over Kentucky meant he  could not permanently stay there. -Buell and Bragg now engaged in a war of 
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