Civil War Battles

Allysyn Hoffman

Battle of Antietam

  • Antietam was the deadliest day in the Civil War
  • Was a victory for the Union
  • Leading General for the Confederacy was Lee
  • Leading General for the Union was McClellan
  • Started on September 17, 1862 in Sharpsburg, Maryland
  • Abraham Lincoln (President of the United States) issued the Emancipation Proclamation
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Battle of Vicksburg

  • The Anaconda Plan took action
  • Leading General for the Confederacy was Pemberton
  • Leading General for the Union was Grant
  • General Grant surprised the Confederacy with an attack
  • The Confederacy split in half and surrendered
  • The Union gained control of the Mississippi River (Anaconda Plan worked)
  • Vicksburg became the turning point of the Civil War in favour of the Union.
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Battle of Gettysburg

  • Most important war in American History
  • Started on July 1, 1863 in Pennsylvania
  • Leading General for the Confederacy was Lee
  • Leading General for the Union was Meade
  • Lee's army attacked Union forces
  • Thousands of rebel casualties
  • Lee was forced to with drawl
  • Deadliest battle
  • The Gettysburg Address was presented by Lincoln in 1863
  • Meant to honor deceased Union Soldiers
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