This is a 116 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - The Overland Campaign. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Overland Campaign, also known as Grant's Overland Campaign and the Wilderness Campaign, was a series of battles fought in VA during May and June 1864. General Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all Union armies, directed the actions of the Army of the Potomac, commanded by George G. Meade, and other forces against Confederate Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.
Although Grant suffered severe losses during the campaign, it was a strategic Union victory. It inflicted proportionately higher losses on Lee's army and maneuvered it into a siege at Richmond and Petersburg, VA in just over eight weeks.
Grant lost about 55,000 men during the Overland Campaign, and Lee about 33,000, allowing the Rebel to claim a victory of sorts. Measuring losses against the respective sizes of the armies at the campaign’s outset, Lee had about 65,000 men, and Grant some 120,000. Lee’s subtractions exceeded 50 percent, whereas Grant’s were about 45 percent. Simple arithmetic suggested that Grant would ultimately prevail.
The presentation covers the following:
The Wilderness (May 5–7, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8–21)
Yellow Tavern (May 11)
Meadow Bridge (May 12)
North Anna (May 23–26)
Wilson's Wharf (May 24)
Across the Pamunkey (May 27–29)
Haw's Shop (May 28)
Totopotomoy Creek/Bethesda Church (May 28–30)
Old Church/Matadequin Creek (May 30)
Cold Harbor (May 31 – June 12)
Petersburg (June 15-18)
Crossing the James (June 12–18)
Trevilian Station (June 11–12)
Saint Mary's Church (June 24)
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