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ISBN-10: 0791060047

ISBN-13: 9780791060049

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His he clearly saw Duff Armstrong son, Edward, fell seriously kill James Metzger during a ill and died two months fight. The man said he was sure of what he saw because later. Abe and his wife were the full moon was shining devastated. Mary cried for directly overhead. weeks. Abe became even Abe pulled an almanac out of his pocket. An almanac is a book that contains a calendar. It also gives information about more deeply involved in his law practice. Abe did a great deal of the weather for the year.

The victory gave the North complete control of the Mississippi River. It had the effect of splitting the Confederacy in two. Abe was becoming more impressed with Grant’s leadership. In March of 1864, he made Grant general in chief of all Union armies. 61 62 ABRAHAM LINCOLN Together, the two men worked on a plan to bring an end to the conflict. The “Grand Plan” called for putting pressure on the two major Confederate armies. If necessary, the Union army would attack them throughout the entire summer.

But the South did suffer an important loss. General “Stonewall” Jackson was killed in the battle at Chancellorsville. Jackson was Lee’s best general. Lee decided that the time was right for another assault on the North. Perhaps a major city like Baltimore could be eventually be captured. As Lee continued moving north, Abe put General George G. Meade in charge of Union forces. On July 1, 1863, the two sides met on the battlefields of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was the turning point of the entire war.

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