This is a 11 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Key Leaders - Union - Irwin McDowell. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, on May 14, 1861, Irvin McDowell was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General as a result of political connections to the Secretary of the Treasury, Salmon Chase.
Although he had never before commanded troops in combat, McDowell, facing political pressure, attacked Confederate forces at the First Battle of Bull Run where he was consequently defeated. The Union suffered a terrible defeat and the loss was blamed on McDowell.
After the defeat, General George McClellan was made commander of the newly formed Army of the Potomac, and McDowell was detached from the army to protect WDC.
The presentation covers the following:
Initial Civil War Action
Battle of First Bull Run
Battle of Second Bull Run
Army of Virginia
Court of Inquiry
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... the American Civil War.