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Which of the following proved a formidable fighting force for the Union army during the war? African AmericansWomenNative Americans Points: 1 / 1 Though not initially called upon to serve by the Union army, African Americans proved a valuable asset to the war effort as the fighting dragged on. In May 1863, the War Department created the Bureau of Colored Troops to recruit black soldiers. Northerners praised African Americans for their courage and skill in battles, including the Battle of Milliken’s Bend (part of General Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign) in June 1863. magine you have found a page from the diary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee written in early May 1863. In this entry, Lee reflects on key battles that occurred over the previous nine months. Because of the age of the letter, the ink is faint in spots. Based on the narrated battle map, select the correct response from each dropdown menu to complete General Lee’s letter. May 5, 1863 Dear Diary, Today my troops repelled the Union’s advances on Fredericksburg yet again, but oh, what a price we paid. I believe we lost the same number of men as at Antietam on September 17, 1862—the single bloodiest day of the war. The last few days have, indeed, been trying, but I am confident that the South will emerge victorious in this terrible struggle. I am heartened by the efforts of General Stonewall Jackson and his troops, who successfully defeated Union forces on the western flank of General Hooker’s dual-flanked attack near Chancellorsville . I am exhausted; I must get some rest before another day dawns. Points: 1 / 1 On the evening of May 5, 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee likely reflected on the bloody battles that transpired over the preceding days in Virginia. From May 2 through 5, Lee’s troops fought Union General Joseph Hooker’s forces along two flanks. Lee assigned General Stonewall Jackson to defend the western flank of Hooker’s maneuver near Chancellorsville, a battle that raged from May 2 through 4. Though ultimately successful, the Confederate army lost a tough general in Stonewall Jackson, who, shot by friendly fire during the battle, died about a week later. On May 5, General Lee’s forces won a brutal battle against the Union army in Fredericksburg. Both sides amassed tremendous casualties, with some 13,000 Confederate soldiers killed. Lee’s army suffered an identical death toll nine months earlier at the Battle of Antietam in Maryland on September 17, 1862. Though it ended in a stalemate, the Battle of

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