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Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War. About 580 men fought in this battle in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. The Union only had about 80 people and the Confederate had around 500. There were no casualties and the Union surrendered. The battle lasted from April 12th to April 14th in 1861. The commanders in this battle were Robert Anderson for the Union and P.G.T Beauregard for the Confederates.
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The battle of Antietam was fought in Washington County, Maryland. The battle was fought from September 16th to the 18th, 1862. Around 131,000 people fought in this battle. Union had 87,000 troops and the Confederate had 45,000. The total estimated amount of casualties was 22,717. The commanders for this battle was George B. McClellan for the Union and Robert E. Lee for the Confederates. What was unique about this battle is that no one form the Union or the Confederates won this battle.
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The battle of Vicksburg was fought in Adams County, Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863. A total of 165,620 men fought in this battle. There were 93,921 Union soldiers and 71,699 for Confederate soldiers and there was around 51,112 casualties from this battle. 23,049 for the Union and 28,063 for the Confederates. George G. Meade was the commander for the Union and Robert E. Lee was the commander for the Confederates. At the end of the battle, the Union won.
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The battle at Gettysburg was fought in Adams County, Pennsylvania from July 1-3, 1863. A total of 165,620 men fought in this battle. Almost 94,000 Union soldiers fought against 71,699 Confederate soldiers. There was a total of 51,112 casualties from this battle. Just over 24,000 died for the Union and 28,063 died for the Confederacy and was one of the bloodiest battles during the war. George G. Meade was the commander for the Union and Robert E. Lee was the commander for the Confederates. At the end of the battle, the Union won and this victory really helped the morale of the Union troops.
History.com,. '7 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Gettysburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
Sherman’s March to Sea
Sherman’s March to Sea was a huge success for the Union. Sherman and his forces marched from Atlanta Georgia all the way to Savannah Georgia. The march lasted from November 15 to December 21, 1864. The Union burned and destroyed almost everything in their path. Especially railroad tracks to slow down the Confederacies transportation. The Union sent fear into the south because the south was thinking that they have already lost the war because the Union was far into their territory.
Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'March To The Sea | American Civil War'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
Fort Fisher was fought in New Hanover County, North Carolina near Wilmington. The battle was fought from January 13-15, 1865. There were 9,632 Union soldiers and 1,900 Confederate soldiers. Around 1,341 died on the Union’s side and 583 died on the Confederates side. The commanders were Alfred H. Terry and David Dixon Porter for the Union and the Confederate commanders were Braxton Bragg and Robert F. Hoke. The Union won the battle in the end.
Navyhistory.org,. 'Cracking Gibraltar: The Union Takes Fort Fisher (PART III) | Naval Historical Foundation'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
Appomattox Court House
Appomattox Court House was the final battle of the Civil War and was fought in Appomattox County, Virginia. A total of 89,285 people were in this battle and only about 700 people died. The battle only lasted one day and that day was April 9, 1865. The battle ended when Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant of the Union. When Robert E. Lee surrendered, that was the end of the war.