How did Lincoln and his generals turn the Tide of War?
•WAR IN THE EAST - George Mcclellan - went to peninsula SE of Richmond - slow and cautious - troops well trained. So slow that GW took 37,000 troops . McClellan went forward and retreated as he decided he needed more troops. The South led by Lee stopped them in Richmond. Lee hoped to win on Union soil. A spy gave McClellan Lee's strategy plan. He headed towards Antietam and the fights broke out. Lee's army had to retreat.
•McClellan replaced by Burnside, then Fighting Joe, replaced by Hooke, replaced by Meade.
•WAR IN THE WEST - Ulyssees Grant - seized most of Mississippi River - captured fort Henry then Fort Donelson. Grant goes South towards Tenessee River towards Corinth. Surprise attack from Confederation - Battle of Shiloh. Union forced confederates to withdraw from railroad center - also control of Tennessee and Mississippi River.
•Battle of Gettysberg - Confeds go to get shoes, union army attacks under General Meade. Fight over an open field - Union soldiers used shells and rifles. Confederates led Under General Lee
•Fall of Vicksburg - Lee's army on the way back. Vicksburg surrendered to General Grant - one of the last cities on the Mississippi river for them to capture - surrounded them under siege until they gave up - MAJOR TURNING POINT IN THE CIVIL WAR