By: Noah Flock
The Confederates vs. The Union
The Battle of Vicksburg was important for the Union to win. It would provide for land and naval campaign which would help out later in the war.The Battle of Chancellorsville was one of the best fought wars by Robert E. Lee turning Union troops back to where they came from. However, it cost Lee one of his best commanders Stonewall Jackson that was shot by his own men that was mistaken for a Union soldier. The next and most important battle of the Civil War is the Battle of Gettysburg. A 3 day battle that cost the lives of many over 52,000 men died from both sides. The Union forces were victorious and sent Robert E. Lee back with only 2/3 of his army left. The Union forces needed to win after Robert E. Lee won the Battle of Chancellorsville and was looking to invade the North. The final Battle of the Civil War took place at the Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865. This is when Confederate soldiers were defeated by the Union soldiers. General Robert E. Lee from the South surrendered his troops to that of Ulysses S. Grant of the North. This ended the 4 year long war after hundreds of thousands of men gave their lives for this Country and the Emancipation Proclamation was then signed by Abraham Lincoln.
The two sides of the War consisted of Confederates (South) and The Union (North).
Battle of Antietam
Bloodiest day in the Civil War and American History.
Fighting was always close and soldiers used bayonets to fight the enemies off.
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