16.3 No End in Sight. Union Victories in the West. Ulysses S. Grant was a successful general in the West. His strategy: Find out where your enemy is, get at him as soon as you can, strike at him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.
In Feb., 1862 Grant took control of Fort Donelson in northwestern Tennessee.
McClellan suffered fewer casualties, but he ran back out of Virginia and didn’t chase Lee down.