Call To Arms

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Published on May 22, 2009

Author: schumaiers

Source: slideshare.net

H o w d id t h e C iv il Wa r te a r a p a rt f a m ilie s a n d s ta te s ?

Families had divided loyalties. Fathers would join one side while their sons would join the other.

D e f in e M a r t ia l L a w .

Rule by army instead of an elected government.

Wh a t w e re th e s tre n g th s a n d w e a k n e s s e s o f th e S O U TH ?

S tre n g th s South ready to defend homeland Skills that made them good soldiers Among the most brilliant officers from West Point.

We a k n e s s e s Few factories to produce guns & supplies. Few Railroads Small population

Wh a t w e re th e s tre n g th s a n d w e a k n e s s e s o f th e N O R TH ?

S tre n g th s 4x as many free citizens Large industry to produce weapons 75% of Railroads were in North Strong Navy

We a k n e s s e s Had to conquer a large area Were invading unfamiliar land Needed basic fighting skills training.

Wh a t s ta te s w e re b o rd e r s ta te s ?

U n io n - Missouri, Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, & Delaware. C o n f e d e r a c y – Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, & Virginia

Wh o w a s J e ffe rs o n D a v is ?

West Point Graduate Only President of the Confederate States of America Respected for his honesty and courage Believed he alone should direct military plans

H o w w e r e L in c o ln a n d D a v is d if f e r e n t a s le a d e r s ?

Davis was wanted to direct all military plans Lincoln lacked experience but because of patients was a strong leader and fine war planner. Was also able to

W h a t g o a ls d id e a c h s id e h a v e ?

N O R TH Blockade southern ports Take control of the Mississippi River Seize Richmond and capture the Confederate Gov't

S O U TH Fight a defensive war Wear out Union troops so they would give up Counted on European money & supplies.

W h a t b a t t le s t o o k p la c e e a r ly o n ?

Battle of Bull Run War at Sea Battle of Antietam Battle of Shiloh

D e s c r ib e t h e B a t t le o f B u ll R u n .

Many gathered to watch the battle atop a hilltop outside Washington D.C.

Confederate troops held their ground. General Jackson earned his “Stonewall” nickname because he stood as firm as a stone wall.

Union troops end up feeling the battlefield.

“Off they went...down the highway...across fields, towards the woods, anywhere, everywhere, to escape. The further they ran the more frightened they grew...To enable them better to run, they threw away their blankets, knapsacks, canteens, and finally muskets, cartridge-boxes, and everything else.”

Showed both sides they needed to train their soldiers.

D e s c r ib e t h e W a r at S e a.

Union navy superior to Confederacy. Blockaded southern ports. South developed Ironclad ships South never mounted a serious

D e s c r ib e t h e B a t t le o f A n t ie t a m .

Confederate messenger lost General Lee's battle plans. Union, with plans, attacked. Day long battle over 24,000 killed or wounded No clear winner – North claims victory

D e s c r ib e t h e B a t t le o f S h ilo h .

Union troops surprised the South. Union victory. First huge battle of the Civil War More died in one day than 3 wars combined

W h a t g o a ls d id t h e N o r t h a c h ie v e ?

Its naval blockade Took control of the Mississippi River – split the confederacy in two.

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