This is a bundle of 2, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - The Appomattox Campaign and Surrender. The 2 presentations together number 66 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The Appomattox Campaign was a series of battles fought March 29 – April 9, 1865 in VA that ended with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia to the Union Armies of the Potomac, the James and the Shenandoah, under the overall command of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.
Grant's army pursued the fleeing Confederates relentlessly, fighting a series of battles with Confederate units, cutting off or destroying Confederate supplies and blocking their path to the south. Hoping to unite his army with the Confederate army commanded by Joe Johnston in NC, Lee still continued to move his battered and diminishing army west in an effort to escape the Union Army pursuit.
Cornered, outnumbered, and short of supplies, Lee surrendered his army to Grant on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
Power point presentation #1, American Civil War - The Appomattox Campaign contains 47 slides and covers the following:
June 9, 1864 - April 2, 1865 - The Siege of Petersburg
March 25 - Battle of Fort Stedman
March 29 – Battle of Lewis Farm
March 31 - White Oak Road
March 31 - Dinwiddie Court House
April 1 - Battle of Five Forks
April 2 - Third Battle of Petersburg
April 2 - Sutherland's Station
April 3 - Namozine Church
April 5 - Amelia Springs
April 6 - Battle of Sayler's Creek
April 6 - Rice's Station
April 7 - Cumberland Church
April 6 &7 - High Bridge
April 8 - Appomattox Station
April 9 - Surrender at Appomattox Court House
The Civil War was the bloodiest chapter in United States history. No one could have foreseen the level of destruction and carnage brought about by the war. The unprecedented violence of and bloodshed shocked citizens and international observers alike.
The war decimated the country especially in the south. 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.
Mercifully it ended with the Appomattox Campaign as General Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1965. His surrender was soon followed by the remaining armies over the following months.
Power point presentation #2, American Civil War - Surrender at Appomattox contains 19 slides and covers the following:
Lee Contacts Grant
Correspondence: Grant & Lee
The Meeting Takes Place
Grants Surrender Terms
Surrender Terms Accepted
Surrender Terms Recorded
Lee Rides Away
Lee’s Farewell Address
“It's All Over”
The United States is Once Again; The “United” States of America
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in more store under the heading .... American Civil War.