Unit 5

Union Arms in Ascent: Turning Points & War Weariness


15-minute video: Vicksburg, June-July 1863 [video]

Topics: Grant’s strategy, rise of Grant as an elite commander, CSA command issues, the fall of Vicksburg, consequences of CSA defeat, Union control of the Mississippi

Reading: Foner, pp. 16-34


15-minute video: Anti-War Activity South & North [video]

Topics: Southern Unionists, Northern Democrats & the draft, the New York draft riots, Northern racial & class divisions

Reading: McPherson, pp. 689-717


15-minute video: The War in Tennessee, 1863 [video]

Topics: Rosecrans v. Bragg, Tullahoma campaign, CSA concentration in the West, Bragg springs a trap, Chickamauga, CSA command breakdowns in the West, President Davis & Confederate command issues, reinforcement of Union garrison at Chattanooga

Reading: McPherson, pp. 666-688


Project Research Blog Post


15-minute video: Chattanooga & Its Aftermath [video]

Topics: CSA command intrigue, Bragg & Longstreet, Union victory at Chattanooga, Knoxville campaign, CSA efforts to rebuild its armies, 1863-4

Reading: Foner, 35-81

*Note: We break up each unit into four reading units and one assignment unit.  This allows you to do one unit of work a day.  You should, of course, work on your assignments all week but it does give you a full day to focus on your work.  Always check the schedule for due dates (things can change during the course).  We have also included other source below that are optional


Assignment 5: Project Research Blog Post Comments

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