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  1. Civil War Battles Part Two of Three Standard 4.3 E.Q. How did these battles give both sides an advantage on the other?

  2. Confederate did a Surprise attack on Grant. • Would result in a tie. • Would teach both sides to send out scouts and fortify/dig trenches. • Would stretch confederate resources and 200 miles of the Mississippi River. Battle of Shiloh (April 6 – 7, 1862)

  3. Replaced McDowell with McClellan. • Served in the Mexican War; well liked by his soldiers • Transformed a collection of raw recruits and disgruntled veterans into a well oiled machine. General George B. McClellan

  4. Opposed secession, but would support the Southern states: from where? • Virginia • Would change the defensive strategy of the south to a more offensive strategy. General Robert E. Lee

  5. Bloodiest single day battle in U.S. History • About 2,100 Unions soldiers and 2,700 Confederate died. • Another 18,500 equally divided were wounded. Antietam (April 25 – May 1, 1862)

  6. Though a tie for victory….. • The battle was a strategic defeat for the Confederacy • Turning point in the war; kept Lee from directly threatening the northern industry and financial institutions. Antietam

  7. Surprised the Union with Lee attacking in the front while Stonewall Jackson outflanked the Union on the right. • Win for the Confederate States but…. • Lost Stonewall Jackson, big lost. Battle of Chancellorsville (April 30 – May 6, 1863)