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Admin. Review. Lesson 9. The Civil War on the Rivers. Inland River Campaigns. Combined Union Army - Navy offensives Goal: Control of the Mississippi River Navy gunboats and transports used to support Army Union forces advance down Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to the Mississippi

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lesson 9

Lesson 9

The Civil War on the Rivers

inland river campaigns
Inland River Campaigns
  • Combined Union Army - Navy offensives
    • Goal: Control of the Mississippi River
  • Navy gunboats and transports used to support Army
    • Union forces advance down Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers to the Mississippi
  • Divided Union Command
kentucky and tennessee
Kentucky and Tennessee
  • Fort Henry
    • Wx
    • Debut of the ironclads
  • Fort Donelson
    • Commander’s will
    • From a total of 500 Confederate shots, St. Louis was hit 59 times, Carondelet 54, Louisville 36, and Pittsburg 20.
    • Grant captures more soldiers than all previous American generals combined
siege of vicksburg
Siege of Vicksburg
  • Vicksburg the big obstacle to dominance of the Mississippi
  • Porter ferried Grant’s troops across to the east bank of the river, south of the fort
  • Grant takes the fort from the rear
  • Surrender on 4 July 1863
  • Naval support: gunfire, troop transport, and logistical reinforcement
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