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November 7, 1862

• President Lincoln replaced McClellan with Gen. Ambrose Burnside

Trivia-some say this is where we get the word sideburns!

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Dec.13,1862 FredericksburgDec.13,1862 Fredericksburg

• Burnside lost Burnside lost 12,653 men to 12,653 men to Lee’s 5,309.Lee’s 5,309.

• Lee’s famous Lee’s famous quote: “It is well quote: “It is well that war is so that war is so terrible, lest we terrible, lest we grow too fond of grow too fond of it.”it.”

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Jan. 1, 1863 • Lincoln issued Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves in Confederate states only.

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Jan. 25, 1863

• Lincoln posted Joseph Hooker to replace Burnside.

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Jan. 29, 1863

• Ulysses S. Grant was made Commander of the West.

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May 1-4, 1863 Chancellorsville, VA

• Lee outmaneu-vered Hooker, but lost his “right arm” Stonewall Jackson to friendly fire.

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• After his left arm was amputated, Jackson’s chaplain buried it at Ellwood, a nearby plantation. Jackson soon died from pneumonia.

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June 28, 1863

• Lincoln replaced Hooker with Meade, the 5th change in command.

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July 1-3, 1863 Gettysburg, PA

• Lee’s forces took a Lee’s forces took a devastating downward turn.devastating downward turn.

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July 4, 1863 Vicksburg,

MS

• Grant’s siege took Grant’s siege took its toll on the city its toll on the city and cut off the and cut off the Confederacy from Confederacy from the West.the West.

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July 13-16, 1863 Anti-Draft Riots

• Poor immigrants in NY protested Lincoln’s draft laws, which they said would give their jobs to blacks. There was chaos, murder, and arson in the streets.

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July 18, 1863 Ft. Wagner, SC • ½ of the 600 ½ of the 600

“negro “negro troops” in troops” in the 54the 54thth MassachuseMassachusetts and their tts and their commander, commander, Robert Robert Shaw, were Shaw, were killed.killed.

*The movie Glory is about Shaw and the 54th!

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Sept. 19-20,1863 Chickamauga

• Gen. Braxton Braggs trapped Gen. Rosencrans’ Union troops at Chattanooga.

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Nov. 23-25, 1863Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain

• Grant’s forces lifted the siege and pushed back Bragg’s troops at Chattanooga.

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March 9,

1864

• Grant became Commander of all Federal forces. Sherman replaced him in the West.

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Sept. 2, 1864

• Sherman took Atlanta, a huge blow to the South.

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Nov. 15,

1864

• Sherman destroyed warehouses, rail facilities, etc. He began his infamous “March to the Sea.”

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Sherman burned AtlantaSherman burned Atlanta

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Dec. 15-16, 1864 NashvilleNashville

• Feds led by Feds led by Thomas Thomas greatly out-greatly out-numbered numbered and and crushed crushed Hood’sHood’s forces.forces.

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Dec. 24, 1864• Sherman took Sherman took

Savannah and offered Savannah and offered it to Lincoln as a it to Lincoln as a Christmas gift.Christmas gift.

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March 4, 1865March 4, 1865

• Lincoln’s 2Lincoln’s 2ndnd inaugurationinauguration

John Wilkes Booth is in this picture, too!

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April 2, 1865 Petersburg,VA

• Lee’s line of defense crumbled and Grant moved the Union army into Richmond.

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April 9, 1865

• Lee surrendered at Appomattox.

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April 14, 1865

• President Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth in Ford’s Theater.

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May 1865

• Last Confederates surrendered. Total lives lost: over 620,000.