Battles

By: Jasmine Jordan

Vicksburg

Union victories at Champion Hill and Big Black Bridge weakened Pemberton's forces. The Federals assailed the Rebel stronghold on May 19 and 22. Casualty figures include the 29,491 officers and men and surrendered by Pemberton.


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Fort Sumter

December 26, Andeson moved his command to Fort Sumter. The Civil War started 34 hours later after 4:00 am. April 13, Anderson surrounded the fort. No soldiers were killed in the battle. The fort's large flag staff was struck.


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Antietam

Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Union Army of the Potomac confronted Robert E. Lee's Army. Both armies tended to their wounded and consolidated their lines. There was a document that would forever change the geopolitical course of the American Civil War.


NPR.org,. 'Antietam: A Savage Day In American History'. N.p., 2012. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

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 left flank. Confederates gained ground, the Union still held strong positions by the end of the day.


History.com,. '7 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Gettysburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Fort Fisher

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


Americancivilwar.com,. 'Fort Fisher North Carolina American Civil War Battle December 1864'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Sherman's March to the Sea

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


Sonofthesouth.net,. 'General Sherman's March To The Sea'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

Appomattox Court House

Approximately 9,000 men under Gordon and Fitzhugh Lee deployed in the fields. The attack launched before 8:00 am. Lee ordered his troops to retreat though the village and back across the Appomattox River. Confederate armies ended the war and began the ing and difficult road toward reunification.


Civilwar.org,. '10 Facts About Appomattox Court House'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.