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HIST 315
Andrew Hunt

HIST110 Jan 21 2011 Lecture 6 Becoming a War for EmancipationI The Early Course of the War Subduing the Succeeding States General Winfield Scotts Anaconda PlanIdea is by blockading the Southern US waterways that Confederacy would be squeezed by submission Lincoln in 1861 accepted this plan South countered with blockaderunnersAbolitionists and foes of slavery pressure Abraham Lincoln to turn the Civil War into a War of Emancipation 18611862Issue of slavery always loomed over all other issues in the Civil WarII GeneralsBattlesGeneral George B McClellan 18621885 Graduated second in his class and served in the Mexican War Observed Crimean war in Europe and eventually resigned and returned as a railroad executive Later was appointed General as a result of his background and ordered by President Lincoln to take command of Union army in the East and organized in under army of platonicNot as successful because he was an odd mixture of arrogance and insecurity told his soldiers that he was an instrument of god hardcore narcissist He also despised president Lincoln as he was a man unfit to be president because of lack of experienceThe Peninsular Campaign Capture Richmond Virginia Military campaign unprecedented in size and scope and McClellan wanted to avoid war by moving slowly up peninsula7 Days Battles June 12July 1 1862 Massive battle of a week of unrelenting warfare finally McClellan retreated and it was a humiliating defeat from Robert E LeeRevered like a God General Robert E Lee hero of the South 18071870Huge humiliation from Lincoln to see this massive army by McClellan driven back by Confederate army of Robert E LeeLee was always a bold and destructive general and born in VirginiaPrimarily grew up with motherBecame superintendant of WestPoint Military Academy 1853
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