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The Western Campaign shapes the final outcome of the Civil War.

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Although Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman's force is defeated at Kennesaw Mountain in Georgia, the outnumbered Confederate Army falls to a defensive position in Atlanta; President Abraham Lincoln defeats challenger George McClellan; Sherman's March to the Sea.
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The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia succeeds at splitting the Union Army in two during the Battle of Chickamauga; Gen. William Rosecrans is replaced by Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who plans an offensive.
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The Emancipation Proclamation ends slavery and gives blacks the freedom to fight; on July 4, 1863, the day after Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg, the Confederates surrender Vicksburg, Miss., to Gen. Grant; the campaign moves eastward to Chattanooga, Tenn.
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Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's counter-attack at Shiloh, Tenn., leads to victory; thousands of escaping slaves seek refuge with Union forces advancing into the South; President Abraham Lincoln begins drafting a proclamation addressing slavery and freedom.
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On April 6, 1862, the Confederate force's surprise attack against the Union in Shiloh, Tenn., results in some of the most brutal fighting of the Civil War.

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