Civil War Battles
By: Lillie Smith
- Each of the 3 days of the battle was ranked 15th bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
- There was 120 generals present at the battle, 9 of them were killed or wounded.
- 160,000 troops present at the battle eclipsed by more than 185,000 at Fredericksburg.
Some people that were involved with the battle were...
- General George Gordon Meade was only in command for 3 days before the battle.
- General Lee lost 23 battle flags in Pickett's Charge
Kansas Nebraska Act
- This act was an mandated popular sovereignty allowing settlers to decide slavery was to be allowed within a new state's borders.
- A conflict arose between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers in the aftermath of the acts passage led to a period of violence known as Bleeding Kansas.
- Kansas was admitted as a free state in January 1861.
Some people that were involved with the Battle were...
- Stephen A. Douglas an American politician from Illinois. He helped design the Kansas Nebraska Act.
- Abraham Lincoln
Dred Scott Case
- Dred Scott Case was about a slave who lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri.
- The court said that no black, free or slave could claim U.S citizenship.
- Blacks were unable to petition the court for their freedom.
Some people who were involved with the battle were...
- Dred Scott decision incensed abolitionists and heightened North South tensions with led to war 3 years later.
- Vicksburg was one of the Union's most successful campaigns of the war.
- The residents of Vicksburg dug over 500 caves in the hills around the city and began living in them. They referred to them as "Prairie Dog Village".
- Pemberton surrendered on July 4th. The town of Vicksburg would not celebrate the 4th of July for 81 years.
Some people involved with the battle were...
- President Abraham Lincoln
- General Ulysses S. Grant