Relentless tenacity contrary to the other union

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relentless tenacity. Contrary to the other Union generals, Grant truly understood the scope of theconfederate army and was a fearless, effective battlefield commander. Unlike McClellan, he wasnot troubled by the idea of sending waves of men to their deaths in order to penetrate Southernlines. Grant understood that on his side he had great numbers and resources, and so he waswilling to sacrifice multiple men to Lee’s one in order to achieve victory.
8. What were the causes and consequences of Sherman’s and Grant’s turn toward total war inthe conquest of the South? Was Sherman’s aim of destroying southern civilian morale afundamentally immoral one? In what ways is it fair to call the Civil War “the first modern war”?

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Term
Fall
Professor
Ms. Nelson
Tags
Abraham Lincoln, Civil War, American Civil War, George McClellan

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