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Ulysses S. Grant
Commander of the Army of the Potomac (Union Army) from 1864-1865, had fought successfully in the West prior
First modern general to understand the concept of total war. Destroyed South during "march to the sea" from Atlanta to Savannah, example of total war
September 17th, 1862. Bloodiest single day in U.S. history. It is a Union Victory.
July 1st-3rd, 1863. Major turning point of the war. It is a Union Victory, and the South retreats from the North.
Battle of Vicksburg
Town under siege in 1863. Union victory which cut the Confederacy in two.
Appomattox Court House
Lee surrendered to Grant in this town.
McClellan was a Union general before the election and previously supported Lincoln.
Why was it surprising that McClellan ran against Lincoln in the election of 1864?
nicknamed "Angel of the Battlefield" for her efforts to heal wounded soldiers