Civil War: The war grows west

This activity addresses the following outcomes:

  • Discuss the history of the western theater of the Civil War, including the major turning-points
  • Using the readings as evidence, consider the following in a post of at least 250 words:
    • What went right for the Union and wrong for the Confederacy in the West? Please explain your answer using evidence from particular conflicts
    • Of the western theater, could the actions at Fort Donelson in Tennessee
    • Keep the following points in mind:
      • The conclusions drawn are supported by references to relevant historical facts and events.
      • The analysis of historical facts and events is thoughtful and original.
      • use at least 3 references IF possible