Ulysses S. Grant's Leadership In The Civil War

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Grants Leadership in the Civil War In order to understand why Ulysses S. Grant was a key role into the success of the North, its important to analyze the major battles he commanded like Shiloh, where roughly ten thousand Confederate soldiers were killed and thirteen Union soldiers were killed. Vicksburg, where ten thousand Union soldiers were killed and nine thousand Confederate soldiers were killed. Finally Chattanooga, where seven thousand Confederates were killed and six thousand Union soldiers were killed. From these battles we can see without his strategic input, the outcome of the war would be a completely different story. One of the first major battles commander Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant led was the Battle of Shiloh. The battle…show more content…
Osterhaus's Division then crossed the stream at that point in the face of sharp skirmishing with Confederate defenders before the latter retreated up the mountain. The three Union divisions soon joined on a common line and, supported by Union batteries on Moccasin Point, steadily drove Walthall's Confederate brigade around the point of Lookout Mountain to the Cravens farmhouse. By noon, Hooker's forces were in possession of the farm but the Confederates made a stand beyond the Cravens house within prepared defense works, and were joined there by two brigades from the top of the mountain. Fog, which covered the Mountainside most of the morning, became so heavy that by 2 p. m. it was almost impossible to see. During the night, General Stevenson withdrew the Confederate forces from Lookout Mountain and marched them to Missionary Ridge where they joined their comrades holding that sector of the line. "The Battle Above the Clouds" was fought on the bench of land surrounding the Cravens house. There was no fighting on top the mountain. The romantic name given in later years to this action on the Union right was the result of the fog and mist which shrouded the mountain that day from observers below. It was not until the next morning that the 8th Kentucky Volunteers planted the Stars and Stripes on top of the bluff. The union troops looked up to Grant so much that one soldier said “All have learned to follow General Grant wherever he leads, and no questions asked.”(Davis, William. pg
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