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American Civil War - Battle of The Crater

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This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - The Battle of the Crater. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.

Colonel Henry Pleasants, a mining engineer by profession, saw a way to end the stalemate at Petersburg. Pleasants proposed to build a mine with a large gallery under Elliott’s Salient on the high ground in the Confederate line, pack the gallery with black powder, and blow a huge hole in the enemy line, opening a clear path to Petersburg.

Despite skepticism, apathy, and outright opposition from Major General George Meade, Pleasants began digging on June 25, completing a 510-foot shaft within three weeks.

By July 27, the mine was packed with 8,000 pounds of gunpowder and ready to ignite.

The presentation covers the following:

Stalemate at Petersburg
A Plan Materializes
The Federal Tunnel
Unit Selected for the Attack
The Explosion
In the Trenches
The Slaughter
Colored Troops to the Fight
The Battle Rages
The End of the Battle
End of Presentation

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