This is a 20 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Battle of The Wilderness. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Battle of The Wilderness, fought May 5–7, was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's, Virginia Overland Campaign against General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. During the campaign both armies suffered heavy casualties, a reflection of a bloody war of attrition by Grant against Lee's army.
Although the Wilderness is usually described as a draw, it could be called a tactical Confederate victory, but a strategic victory for the Union army. Lee inflicted heavy numerical casualties on Grant, but as a percentage of Grant's forces they were smaller than the percentage of casualties suffered by Lee's smaller army. Unlike Grant, Lee had very little opportunity to replenish his losses. Understanding this disparity, Grant's strategy was to grind down the Confederate army by waging a war of attrition.
The only way that Lee could escape from the trap that Grant had set was to destroy the Army of the Potomac while he still had sufficient force to do so, but Grant was too skilled to allow that to happen.
The presentation covers the following:
Union Leadership (2)
Confederate Leadership (2)
Map of The Battle of The Wilderness
The Fifth Corp Advances
The Fighting Escalates
The Fighting Continues
Lee’s Horse Falls in Battle
Lee’s Assault Fails
The Battles End
The Battle’s Aftermath
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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