This is a bundle of 2, highly animated, power point presentations on the American Civil War - Blueprint for Victory. Both presentations together number 36 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
In March 1864, Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General and was given command of the Union Army. He devised a coordinated strategy to apply pressure on the Confederacy from many points, something President Abraham Lincoln had urged his generals to do from the beginning of the war.
Grant’s secondary objective was to capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond. He knew that would happen automatically once the army was defeated. His coordinated strategy called for:
Grant and Meade to attack Lee from the north.
Benjamin Butler to attack Richmond from the Southeast.
Franz Sigel to control the Shenandoah Valley.
Sherman to invade Georgia, defeat Johnston, and capture Atlanta.
George Crook and William Averell to operate against railroad supply lines in WV.
Nathaniel Banks to capture Mobile.
Power point presentation #1, American Civil War - Grant's Blueprint for Victory contains 15 slides and covers the following:
Promotion & Command
Strategy to Win The War
Battle Campaign Initiatives
The Overland Campaign
Battle of Cold Harbor
War of Attrition
Change of Strategy
Siege of Petersburg
The End is Near
Lee on the Run
End of Presentation
From the beginning of the Civil War, President Lincoln began to display an almost intuitive understanding of the aggressive military strategy that it would take to would win the war, yet his generals did not.
When Lincoln took office there wasn’t just an absent system of command: There had been no planning whatsoever by the previous administrations for war. No preparatory memos or regular briefings by the top brass awaited him. Prior to the Civil War, virtually no one in the Union Army had any experience that could prepare him for the war that was to come.
Power point presentation #2, American Civil War - Lincoln's Blueprint for Victory contains 21 slides and
Lincoln’s Grasp of the War
Unprepared for Civil War
No Pre-War Preparation
No Experienced Leadership
No Central Command Structure
No Overall Objective to Win The War
Lincoln Assumes Command
Lincoln Recognizes the Nature of the Conflict
Lincoln’s Strategy Working
Lincoln’s Inept Generals
Lincoln’s Inept Generals (continued)
Lincoln’s Fighting Generals
War Strategy Implemented
End of Presentation
This is one of many bundled power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....American Civil War.