Civil War Battles

By: Caroline G

Fort Sumter

In the December of 1860, the United States Maj. Robert Anderson and 85 of his soldiers were sent to Fort Moultrie - later moved them to Fort Sumter on December 26. Later on April 13 Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter. On April 14 there was a 100 gun salute that started at 2:00pm. Going into this war there was 80 Union solders and 500 Confederate. Leaving this war there was still 80 Union and 500 Confederate. The Confederate Won this war.
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Antietam

On September 16, 1862, Maj. General, George B. McClellan and his Union Army of the Potomac confronted Robert Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. September 17, Maj. General Joseph Hooker attacked on Lee's left flank, this causes the battle to begin! In this battle there were 87,000 Union and 45,000 Confederate soldiers. In total there were 22,171 casualties.
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Appomattox Court House

Approximately 9,000 mean under Gordon and Fitzhugh deployed in the fields. The attack launched before 8:00am. General Lee ordered his troops to retreat through the village and back across the Appomattox River. Confederate armies ended the was a began the long and difficult journey toward the road of reunification.
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Vicksburg

Union victories at Champion Hiss and Big Black Bridge weakened Pemberton's forces. The federals assailed the Rebel stronghold on May 19 thorough the 22. During this war there were 22,491 casualties and the officers and men surrendered by Pemherton.
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Fort Fisher

On the 15th, a select force moved on the fort from the rear. Benjamin Butler was relived of command. The 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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Gettysburg

Second day of the battle, the Union defended fishhooks - shaped range of hills with around 90,000 soldiers. July 2, Lee launched a heavy assault on the Union's left flank. The Confederates gained ground, and the Union still held strong positions by the end of the day.
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Sherman's March to Sea.

On July 21q, Sherman's three armies were still more or less separated. General McPherson, had left Shermans's headquarters at the Augustus hurt just before the firing started. Around 3:00pm Hood ordered Cheathams division to launch an attack.
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