Unformatted text preview: The Long Road to a Union Victory
Lesson 3 Sherry Woods,
Caywood Elementary School Lexington, TN African Regiments
African Regiments Not allowed to fight in the Civil War at the beginning.
Formed their own regiments to fight for the Union.
Congress agreed to let them enlist
Not paid as well as white soldiers
Given poor equipment
Threatened by the confederate soldiers Grant Leads the Union
Grant Leads the Union Ulysses S. Grant….a great general Educated at West Point Fought in war with Mexico Made quick decisions in battle Unconditional Surrender Grant’s Most Important Battle
Grant’s Most Important Battle Vicksburg, Mississippi Surrounded and lay siege to the city. Starved the people into surrender Key Victory Gave Union control of the Mississippi River Lincoln gave Grant command of ALL Union troops! Gettysburg
Gettysburg Pennsylvania Robert E. Lee was invading One of the most important Union victories Over 7,000 soldiers died November 19, 1863 Lincoln dedicated the cemetery. Less than 3 minutes, but became the most famous speed in history. The March to the Sea
The March to the Sea Union General Sherman led army south from Tennessee into Georgia
Pushed to Atlanta, the railroad center of the South
Much of Georgia Burned to the ground
Goal was to destroy everything that could help the South in the war
Burned homes, stores, crops, animals, bridges, railroad tracks….everything!
Savannah fell to the Union on Dec. 22, 1864 Lee Surrenders
Lee Surrenders Lee’s Confederate troops
Starving and clothes were rags
Forced to surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865 Grant’s Union troops
Wellfed and well supplied
Surrounded the Confederate soldiers
THE WAR WAS OVER! One More Tragic Death
One More Tragic Death Abraham Lincoln did not live to see peace Five days after the surrender, Lincoln was shot and killed Watching a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. John Wilkes Booth, an actor, assassinated the President. The entire country was saddened The Capture of Booth
The Capture of Booth Booth asked for time to decide. Finally, after some more give and take with the soldiers, Booth yelled, "Well, my brave boys, you can prepare a stretcher for me! I will never surrender ...
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