Confederate vs Union
Battles (Civil War)
Fort Sumter was the first battle that happened on April 12 through 14 in 1861. The battle happened after South Carolina seceded from the Union. The Union was led by Maj. Robert Anderson with 85 soldiers. The day April 11 Confederate general, PGT Beauregard came to Fort Sumter and ordered Anderson to surrender but he refused to.
This battle happened on September 16 through 18 in 1862. George B. McClellan led the Union army and Robert E. Lee led the Confederate Army. George sent less than 3 quarters of his army. They fought one of the most bloodiest battles on that day. In the end The Union won this battle. This victory led to the creation of Emancipation Proclamation document.
The battle of Vicksburg was on May 18 through July 4, 1863. This battle was one the most remarkable campaigns of the Civil War. There was 77,000 Union soldiers and 33,000 Confederate soldiers. Ulysses S. Grant led the Union Army and John Pemberton led the Confederate Army. 1,611 soldiers was killed in this battle , It was pretty even the deaths 806 of them were apart of the Union and 805 of them was part of the Confederate Army. The Union won this battle.
The battle of Gettysburg was in Pennsylvania on July 1Through 3, 1863. George G. Meade led the Union Army and Robert E. Lee led the Confederate Army. It started as Lee was planning to gather supplies in Pennsylvania farmland and move the fighting away from Virginia. Robert thought that he could beat the Union on their soil, but he was wrong about that. The Union took their advantage and won against the Confederate Army.The result was 51,000 casualties.
Sherman's March To See
Sherman’s march to sea was on November 15 Through December 21, 1824. This march was led by William Sherman, Union General, to the port of Savannah. On his way there, he destroyed anything that was in his path. He made a drop in the South economy and supplies for the Confederate. The march was one of the biggest turning points for the Union.
Appomattox Court House
This happened on April 9 1865. The Confederate was led by General Lee with 26,000 soldiers. The Union was led by General Grant with only 63,285 soldiers. The Appomattox had 700 casualties in 1865. In the end the Confederate was ordered to retreat and the Union won on the Appomattox River.
This battle happened on January 13 through 15, 1865. General Butler was relieved of his duty, Alfred was put in control of the Union. Alfred decided to attack General Hoke and his army on January 13. After that there was a bloody and fearsome battle between the Confederate and the Union. The Confederate surrendered to the Union.