He was afraid to risk failure so he never would risk doing anything. On the other hand, the Confederates leaders had General Robert E. Lee, who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He was considered a big risk taker. McClellan was not too worried about Lee or his army thinking that Lee was weak and too cautious but Lee was anything but that. General Lee gathered as many men as was available and attacked General McClellan on June 26, 1862 repeatedly for seven days.
Soon after, the security of the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia is threatened by McClellan’s forces. Lee is then called in as Commanding General of the confederate forces after the original commander dies in battle. With Jackson, Lee took on the Union forces and continually won while being both outnumbered and undersupplied. They took the wins at the Seven Day's Battle, the Second Battle of Bull Run, and
Since the election of 1864, soldiers recognized Lincoln’s greatness in strategic leadership. So, they ended up voting for Lincoln and their vote helped Lincoln to defeat George B. McClellan. George B. McClellan was actually Lincoln’s former general, who was sacked by Lincoln. He ended up being a Democratic opponent against Abraham Lincoln. Later on, Lincoln found his last fighting general.
Lincoln didn’t have much military experience; he only did his time during the Black Hawk War. He relied heavily on his Union commanders. The Battle of Frist Bull Run broke out; Lincoln was concerned about Washington and gathered 35,000 troops to protect it. Lincoln wanted to dispense confederate solders who were blocking Richmond. The war was one of the biggest battle of this time; he sent 500,000 soldiers, and ordered George B. McClellan to them.
The Civil war started when the Southern states seceded by the Union. “Apprehension seem to exist among the people of the Southern States. The war still continued even though Lincoln believed there should not be any enemies against anyone in the United States. Glory for the private soldiers were different for the officers.
The union were able to attack Lees center multiple times but McClellan let the rebels retreat and regroup. Which let the battle carry on longer than needed. Then the union decided to attack Jackson(left flank) which was located at dunkers church, and were able to push Jackson out. Then the union had to get across the river to be able to attack and push back the confederates line. The union tried
February 1864 Abraham Lincoln the current president at the time made Ulysses S. Grant commander and chief of all the union army. Grant started to plan a major attack on the Confederate´s capital of Richmond. Grants big plan was to keep the confederates busy protecting their capital while another part of the union run in and take Georgia. This would make it impossible for the confederates general Lee to send troops to Georgia. This would be Ulysses S. Grant´s first fight as general for the union.
On April 6, 1862 the Battle of Shiloh began and lasted for approximately a day and half; this battle was fought between General Albert Sidney Johnston and General Ulysses S. Grant and led to the South’s demise in the war. The battle site was named Shiloh due to the small church that stands in the middle of the battlefield. In this particular battle of the civil war, General Albert Sidney Johnston died. He was the highest ranking General of the civil war; on either side. General Ulysses S. Grant, and many others, considered this battle to be the bloodiest battle of the civil war.
The Civil War began on April 12,1861 and ended on April 9, 1865. This four year battle had more than 50 major battles occurred during this tragic time in history. On March 6, 1862 - March 8, 1862 an important battle took place that left the Union Army with a good strategical position for the rest of the war. This battle was fought in Pea Ridge, Arkansas. This battle is known as the The Battle of Pea Ridge.
Known as the bloodiest single-day battle in American History, the Battle of Antietam took place at Antietam creek in Maryland. Strategic plan unveiled and outnumbered, things didn’t start off smoothly for General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate army; yet, even with a copy of the enemy’s plan and a two-to-one advantage, did things work out for Union! With one side disadvantaged and the other wasting their advantages, the battle stayed undecided for hours- that is until violent attacks to General Lee’s troop had the Confederate army retreating. Although, the Battle of Antietam does not have a clear victorious side, the Union declared it as a victory and used the victory to justify the “Emancipation Proclamation”
Soon to be joined by four other states. Southerners felt as the government was getting to strong, they felt as if no one would tell them how to live. South Carolina being the first state to leave the union. The Confederates demanded the Union to leave Fort Sumter after many failed negotiations and demands the confederates opened fire for 34 straight hours. This would be the start of the first Civil War battle.
Originally, the northern area of the town was guarded rather successfully by John Buford and his men, soon to be reinforced with two more corps of Union soldiers. He may have been able to defend that position for a much longer time than he did if it weren’t for the two extremely large Confederate groups that assaulted Buford from the northwest, which had then
Lincoln called for 500,000 troops on both sides settled for a long battle. Abraham surprised a lot of people by proving to be a more than a capable wartime leader. He learned quickly about strategy and tactics in the early years of the Civil War, and choosing the best commanders. General George McClellan continually frustrated Lincoln with his unwillingness to advance, and when McClellan failed to see Robert Lee’s retreating Confederate Army in the outcome of the Union victory at Antietam in September 1862. Antietam is a creek of north Maryland emptying into the Potomac