Battle of Spotslyvania Courthouse

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  • The Union Has a Plan
  • Alright men, here's what we got
  • The South Already Knows
  • They think they can stop us!? We'll beat em there!!
  • The South Came Prepared
  • Ulysses S. Grant is going to lead his army and the army of the Potomac into Richmond, Virginia where the capitol of the South is, while another army is going to distract Robert E. Lee's army.
  • The North Knows They Have a Problem
  • Robert E. Lee's plan was to stop the army of the Potomac before they got to Richmond, and to just set up a line of defense.
  • Fight For as Long as It Takes
  • The South showed up to Virginia first, and decided to set up their line of defense in a small city named Spotsylvania Courthouse
  • Choose Another Way
  • Come men, victory is waiting for us!
  • The North knows that they are too late, but they decide to try and break the defense and get to Richmond, Virginia
  • Uhhh boys, we have a problem!
  • One of the most famous parts of this battle was the "Bloody Angel" which was named after a part of the defense where the Union and South fought hand to hand combat for 23 hours.
  • After 2 weeks of brutal fighting, creating the second bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant decides to take his men another way to Richmond.
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