general grant forces circled Vicksburg ,cutting off supplies
The Battle of Gettysburd involed theree day of fighting with heavy casualties.The Confederates, Likethe prisioners shown here, hoped for a decisive victory thatnever came.
describing the sacrifices made at the Battle of Gettysburg,president lincoln proclaimed that , if the war preserved the union and its principales of liberty and equality,"these dead shall not have died in vain
Ulysses S grant aimed to achieve victory over the confedency by waging total war against the south. here, grant(on horseback) rallies union troops in the battle of Spotsylvania
lincoln ran for reelaction in 1864. At first, his defeat seemed , inn his own words , " exceedingly propbable ". before the captureof atlanta , union chances for a final victory looked bleak. lincoln knew that many northerns were unhappy with his handling of the war. he thought it that this might cost him the election