This is a 49 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Major Battles of 1861. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs. The presentation contains numerous sections which can be presented as individual presentations.
This presentation highlights the 9 significant battles fought in 1861 that helped determine the outcome of the war, are included; including the Battle of Fort Sumter and the Battle of the First Bull Run.
The battles are presented by date and by theater major battles are highlighted in chronological order with minor significant battles included as well. The major battles include slides on the leadership on both sides, a map of the battle and casualty counts.
The battles of the Civil War were fought across the United States from the East Coast to as far west as New Mexico. Beginning in 1861, these battles made a permanent mark upon the landscape and elevated to prominence small towns that had previously been peaceful villages. The unprecedented violence of battles such as Shiloh, Antietam, Stones River, and Gettysburg shocked citizens and international observers alike.
As a result, names such as Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, and Vicksburg became eternally entwined with images of sacrifice, bloodshed, and heroism. It is estimated that over 10,000 battles of various sizes were fought during the Civil War as Union forces marched towards victory.
Nearly as many men died in captivity during the Civil War as were killed in the whole of the Vietnam War. Hundreds of thousands died of disease. Roughly 2% of the population, an estimated 620,000 men, lost their lives in the line of duty.
The human cost of the Civil War was beyond anybody's expectations with bloodshed of a magnitude that has not been equaled since by any other American conflict.
This is the first of five power point presentations on the "Major Battles of the Civil War" and one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading .... American Civil War.