Union Victories in the West Turn the Tide

Fort Donelson Battle of Shiloh
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Overview

  • The tide of the Civil War begin to turn with Union victories in the West.

  • U. S. Grant comes to prominence with victories at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh.

  • John Pope wins a key battle at New Madrid/Island No. 10.

  • Ironclads clash at the Battle of Hampton Roads between USS Monitor and CSS Virginia.

  • New Mexico is secured with the Union victory at Glorieta Pass.

  • Forts Jackson & St. Philip, LA are taken and New Orleans is captured.

  • The Federal victory at Pea Ridge wins Missouri for the Union.

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Revised 10/02/2013