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Unformatted text preview: Sarah Benton Civil War & Reconstruction Assignment IV 1. One of the most important results of the fall of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson was the surrender of 15,000 Confederate soldiers. Citizens began referring to General Grant as “Unconditional Surrender Grant”. These battles and the subsequent surrender also led to Grant’s promotion to Major General. This promotion allowed Grant to become one of the most influential leaders during the War. These battles also led to the fall of Nashville. This was an important event because it was the first major city to fall to the North, giving them higher confidence in fighting, and what they thought was a leg up at the beginning of the Battle of Shiloh. 2. As a consequence of the Battle of Shiloh, Grant realized that he had grossly underestimated the South due to his strong wins at Donelson and Henry. At Shiloh, Grant’s men suffered from disease and freezing cold temperatures, putting them at a disadvantage to the Southerners who had not been camped out for as long. The Northerners’ lack of preparation and due regard caused them to be “butcher[ed]” at...
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