26.1 Early Years of the War. Main Idea In the first two years of the war, neither side gained a decisive victory over the other. Why It Matters Now A long war can cause much death and destruction and leave a bitter legacy. Standards.
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In the first two years of the war, neither side gained a decisive victory over the other.
Why It Matters Now
A long war can cause much death and destruction and leave a bitter legacy.
-South only have 130 naval ships.
-Captures CSA forts, Ft. Henry and Ft. Donelson in Feb.
-Opens river route into southern heartland by using ironclads.
-General William T. Sherman has three horses shot from under him.
-13,000 USA and 11,000 CSA troops killed.
-Too cautious, trained his army for seven months.
-Stops and waits (one month) for more troops.
-CSA reinforces army.
-Force Lincoln to talk peace.
-CSA can rest during harvest.
-CSA can plunder USA farms for food.
-Prove to European countries to support CSA.
-Officer wraps the plan around three cigars and leaves them behind.
-Union troops find them and give them to McClellan.
-Lee plans to split his army in two.
-12,000 Union troops lost.
-14,000 CSA killed.
-Lee loses 1/3 of army and retreats.
-Angers Lincoln and fires him that November
-Explain your everyday life, the battles you’ve been in, the awful things you have seen, & tell the person how much you miss them.
-Explain the things you have seen, the struggles you are enduring, and how much you miss them.
Examples: Textbook pages 636-637 and 384.