This is a 98 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - The Mississippi River Campaign. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Mississippi River Campaign started in February 1862 with Union forces pushing into disputed territory in MO and KY and Confederate territory in TN and ended with the surrender of the last Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River, Vicksburg, MS on July 4, and of Port Hudson, LA on July 9, 1863.
The campaigns were lead by Brigadier Grant and other key leaders. The Union naval campaigns were lead by Flag Officer Foote initially and Farragut and Porter later. The Union Army introduced paddle “steamers” as transports and floating gun stations rather than independent battleships. In reference to the muddy Mississippi river, the Mississippi River Squadron quickly became known as the “Brown-water navy.”
The river campaigns also saw the first practical use of river gunboats and river ironclads. It also saw the use of sea mines, called torpedoes, torpedo rams, and a brief Confederate experiment in deploying a casemate ironclad, the CSS Arkansas, in a river defense role.
The campaign concluded with the Union gaining control of the Mississippi river for the rest of the war and isolated LA, TX and MO from the rest of the Confederacy.
The presentation covers each of the battles that include the following:
Battle of Fort Henry,
Battle of Fort Donelson
The Siege of Island #10
The Battle of Shiloh
The Battle of Memphis
The Siege of Vicksburg
The Siege of Port Hudson
With this purchase you are really getting a power point for seven battles in one presentation. They are arranged in date order and are easily divisible into seven separate presentation.
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading.... American Civil War.