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When does the Union Prevail?

1864-65

1

Who was appointed commander of the Union forces?

Grant

2

How did Grant change the tempo of the War?

Hammered the enemy continuously and his major focus was on Lee when Sherman was advancing through Georgia

3

What happened at the Battle of the Wilderness?

-Grant surprised Lee by not withdrawing and fought at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor
-Sherman moved through Georgia and captured Atlanta

4

What were the problems with Grant's plan to end the war?

-Grant underestimated Lee
-Lee thwarted him for almost a year and inflicted horrendous casualties on Grant's army
-many officers felt loyalty to McClellan and did not like Grant

5

What occurred in May 1864?

Grant and General Meade began their campaign against Lee and marched in an area known as the Wilderness

6

When did Lee attack?

May 5-6

7

How many casualties were on the Union side? Conf. Side?

U: 18,000
C: 10,000

8

How did Grant startle Lee's army?

By pushing on

9

From then on Lee's army was defensive against what?

Grant's relentless pursuit

10

What occurred after Grant continued South?

Grant attacked the Confederate Army at Spotsylvania

11

How many casualties occurred in Spotsylvania? Union and Conf.

U: 18,000
C: 11,000

12

What happened after the attack at Spotsylvania?

Grant moved towards Cold Harbor where Lee's troops waited again

13

When did the fight begin? How many men died?

June 3
Lost 7,000 men --> 8min.

14

In less than a month for fighting the Army of the Potomac had lost how many men?

55,000

15

Grant decides to change his tactics and launched what, that was a critical rail junction? Date?

June 17, 1864
Grant launches is a surprise attack on Petersburg