Battles Of The Civil War

Megan Jewell

Battle of Antietam

The two main generals of the Battle of Antietam were Robert E. Lee, for the Confederacy, and George B. McClellan, for the Union. This battle was important to history because it was the deadliest day of fighting. Over 6,000 soldiers died, and 17,000 suffered wounds. The Union used their strategy #1, where they pushed Union troops from the North into the South. The Confederacy also used their strategy #1, where they defended Confederate land. The Union won and after the battle was over, the Emancipation Proclamation was put into business.
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Above: Picture of The Battle of Antietam

Below: Antietam Battle Map

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Battle of Gettysburg

The two main generals for the Battle of Gettysburg were Robert E. Lee, for the Confederacy, and George G. Meade, for the Union. This battle was important to history because the Union won and the Confederacy strategy #2, which was cotton diplomacy, was ruined. Great Britain wouldn't help the Confederacy. The Union again used their strategy #1, where they pushed Union troops from the North into the South. The Confederacy also used their strategy #1, but this time it was to prevent the North from destroying the Confederate army. The Union won and after the battle, Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.
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Above: Picture of The Battle of Gettysburg

Below: Gettysburg Battle Map

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Above: Gettysburg Address

Battle of Vicksburg

The main general of the Union was Ulysses S. Grant, and you don't need to know the Confederate general. This battle was important to history because the Confederacy lost Port Hudson, which was the last stronghold on the Mississippi River, and the Union split the South in two. Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas were cut off from the rest of the Confederacy because the Union got the Mississippi River. The Union again used their strategy #1, which was to cut off confederate rivers, ocean ports, and other trade routes from the outside world or the Anaconda Plan. The confederacy had strategy #1, which was to defend Confederate land, but it didn't work.
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Above: Picture of the Battle of Vicksburg

Below: Vicksburg's Battle Map

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85 - I needed you to elaborate more on why the Emancipation and the Gettysburg Address were important. i did not see a political outcome for Vicksburg.