Civil War Battles

By: Sam L.

Fort Sumter

On December 26, Anderson moved his command to Fort Sumter. The Civil War started about 34 hours later around 4:30 am. Anderson, surrendered the fort on April 13. Nobody died or was killed during the war. Later the forts flag staff was struck.
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Antiem

Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Union Army of the Potomac confronted Robert E. Lee’s Army. Both armies tended to their wounded and consolidated their lines. There was a document that would change the geopolitical course of the American Civil War forever.

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Andrew and Saif,. 'The Battle Of Antietam'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

Vicksburg

The Federals assailed the Rebel stronghold on May 19 and 22. Casualty figures include the 29,491 officers and men and surrendered by Pemberton . Union victories at Champion Hill and Big Black Bridge weakened Pemberton's forces.
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Inside the Gates,. 'Texas Newspapers Report The Battle Of Gettysburg And The Fall Of Vicksburg'. N.p., 2009. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

Gettysburg

Its the second day of battle, and the Union defended fishhooks which are shaped ranges of hills with around 90,000 soldiers. July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union left flank. Confederates gained ground, the Union still held strong positions at the end of the day.

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Sherman's March to Sea (Atlanta)

On July 21, Sherman’s three armies were still more or less separated. General McPherson, having left Sherman’s headquarters at the Augustus Hurt just before the firing started. Around 3:00 pm Hood ordered Cheatham’s division to launch an attack.

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Sonofthesouth.net,. 'General Sherman's March To The Sea'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

Fort Fisher

On the 15th, a select force moved on the fort from the back. Benjamin Butler was relived of command. Union forces landed and prepared an attack on Meg. Gen. Robert Hokes infantry line. The Confederate garrison surrendered, opening the way for a Federal thrust against Wilmington.

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Ncpedia.org,. 'Fort Fisher, Battle Of | Ncpedia'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

Appomattox Court House

9,000 men under went Gordon and Fitzhugh Lee deployed in the fields. The attack was launched before 8:00 am. Lee ordered his troops to retreat though the village and back across the Appomattox River. Confederate armies ended the war and began the long and difficult road toward reunification.

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