Week 11

The Western Theater 

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Learning Modules:

David Dixon Porter, Grant, and Sherman – closing off the West


Journal Article

Sherman Papers/Journal


Discussion Board:

  1. Porter and Grant exemplify what a joint Navy/Army command can do when working in tandem.  Describe their plan and what they did to effectually close the Mississippi River.
  2. Taking New Orleans was a brilliant strategy that will be reused in our topics next week. Discuss New Orleans as a strategic point.
  3. Sherman is on the march – what are his plans to arrive in the Carolinas? Describe TOTAL WAR.

Zoom PP Lecture:

Sherman’s March to the Sea

LSS Notes:

Discuss your prospectus for your final paper with the instructor!