Civil War Battles
Battle of Antietam
General Lee (confederate general) was trying his best to disorient General McClellan (union general), but because of miscommunication, lost his plans that later in got revealed to the Union. With a surprise visit from the Union at Antietam, the Union "squeezed" the south in together while the south was trying its hardest to survive.
The Emancipation Proclamation came right after the Battle of Antietam. Abraham Lincoln freed ALL slaves!
Battle of Getysburg
On July 4th, the Confederacy surrendered to the Union. The town of Gettysburg didn't celebrate the 4th of July for 81 years because of many, many lost lives and the lost battle.
After the battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg address, one of the most famous speeches given by Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln was saying that the lost lives in all of the battles should not be in vain. And there should be a new birth of freedom where Everybody should be treated the same. Including slaves.
Battle of Vicksburg
The Union surrounded the Confederacy preventing food and supplies to reach the Confederacy. This is when the Union was really really "SQUEEZING" the south with all of their might. Gaining Vicksburg was the last thing the north needed to complete the Anaconda plan. This lasted for 47 days.