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USHistory Fifteenth Day 8513 I Civil War Battles and Events II 1861 1862 III The East IV This is east as in near the two capitals Washington DC and Richmond VA V This is sometimes called green theater referencing the fact that the soldiers involved in this theater were inexpenenced VI Generally the battles in this theater were Confederate victories VII Ex Bull run or Peninsula VA VIII Reasons they were winning IX They had better commanders X Robert E Lee and Stonewall Jackson XI The battles in this theater were being fought on Confederate territory XII They had the home field advantage XIII Antietam Maryland XIV This was one of the Union Victories of this theater XV There was 20000 deaths in this battle in only one day XVI The death toll was due to the invention of better weapons XVII The civil war is counted as the First modern war XVIII This is due to old techniques having to meet with the new better weaponry XIX 1 in 4 in the civil war were casualties XX The West The Mississippi river area XXI Generally most of these battles were Union victories XXII Battle of Shiloh Tenn XXIII This was commanded by Ulysses S Grant XXIV 20000 casualties although it was across a few days XXV New Orleans was captured by the Union Navy XXVI This was lead by David Farragut who was a Southern Unionists XXVII Far West XXVIII This involved Glorieta Pass in N Mex XXIX This is proof that the civil war was not solely in the East XXX Diplomacy XXXI The Confederacy XXXII King Cotton diplomacy excerpt from pg 353 XXXIII The South was hoping to leverage help from a foreign power ex England France for their supplying of co on XXXIV This fails and is a Major failure for the South XXXV Public Opinion XXXVI Even though the Union was doing better at the time Public opinion believed that confederates were winning XXXVII Because more people were in the East near where Confederates were winning more victories XXXVIII 1863 XXXIX The Emancipation Proclamation XL This was done right after the battle of Antietam XLI This made freeing slaves part of the goal of the war now XLII Did this mean Lincoln was no longer a free soiler And was he being inconsistent XLIII No he was being consistent because he had said he was a free soiler because there was no satisfactory way to remove slavery from the South but since they were already in a Civil war the chance of being satisfactory was long lost XLIV Th East XLV The Confederacy streak continues until XLVI Gettysburg Pa XLVII Pickett s charge XLVIII Lee had pickett charge up a hill to try to take it from the Union XLIX This fails horribly L The Confederacy never goes into the Union land again Lee is forced to retreat back to Virginia Ll He was forced to retreat on July 4th 1863 Lil The West LlllGrant is in control here LIV He takes Vicksburg Mississippi LV This gives all of the Mississippi river are to the Union on the same day as the retreat by Lee LVI 1864 1865 LVII The Southeast LV William T Sherman on the Union side LIX He captured Atlanta Ga LX He and his men took everything of valued they could carry and destroyed the rest LXI The march to the sea LXII He and his men spread around 60 miles long in a straight line headed to Savannah LX They did to everything between Atlanta and Savannah that they had done to Atlanta LXIV The East LXV The first instance of Grant vs Lee LXVI Generally these battles were very bloody and mostly Union victories LXVII Even after a victory Grant would continue to pursue Lee LXVIII At this time the Union was four times larger than the Confederate army LXIX Lee surrenders LXX He did this in Appomattox Va LXXI He did this on April 9th 1865