The Civil War
By: Peyton Moore
Fort Sumter- Union
- on april 12th 1861 General PGT Beauregard, was in command and opened fire on the union at 2:30.
- on April 13 Major Robert Anderson Surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.
- South Carolina seceded from the union on December 20th, 1860 Solders and commander were relocated at For Moultrie near the mouth around the Charleston harbor.
- Just after the inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln on March 4th, 1861, Anderson had reported that they only hd 6 weeks of a food supply.
- On Friday April 12th 1861 at 4:30 a.m confederate battles opened fire on Fort Sumter and it continued for 34 hours.
At 2:30 on April 12th General PGT Beauregard was in charge and opened fire on the union. It lasted for 34 hours! The very next day Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort. By the next day all solders and troops had evacuated the fort. December came and South Carolina decided to succeeded from the union. Many of the solders and commanders relocated to Fort Moultrie near the mouth of Charleston.
Citations: Learnnc.org,. 'Fort Sumter - North Carolina Digital History'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
The army of potomac mounted a series of powerful assaults again Robert E Lee.
The union pushed over a Bullet-strewn stone over the bridge war Antietam Creek.
The arrival of AP hills division from harper Ferry helped them fight away the army of potomac.
The army of Potomac had a series of powerful assaults to General Robert E. Lee. While fighting the union pushed a bullet - strewn stone over the War Bridge of Antietam Creek. While the arrival of Harpy Ferry Helped them fight off the Potomac army.
citations: Antietam, The. 'Battle Of Antietam - American Civil War - HISTORY.Com'. HISTORY.com. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
- May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg.
- On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered.
- This was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
- with the lost of the pamper ton army the confederacy was split in half.
- (useless Grant)
May and June of 1861 Maj, Grant converged on Vicksburg. By July 4th Vicksburg had surrendered. This was one of the most brilliant Military Campaigns of the war! With the loss of the Potomac Army the Confederacy had been split in half!
Citations: Sonofthesouth.net,. 'Battle Of Vicksburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
- on july 1st early union success faltered while confederates pushed nacl against the iron bridge and created a weak federal line a Barlow knoll.
- the next day lee struck the union flanks.
- southerners captured the devils den, little found top, the wheat field, peach orchard, culp’s hill and east cemetery hill, but they were never able to dislodge the union defenders.
Early on July 1st the unions success had failed. Confederates pushed against the weak federal line and created a Barlow knoll. That very next day Lee struck the Union flanks. Southerners were able to capture many of the things but never were able to dislodge the union defenders.
Citation: 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 the Sea~ Union
- on the night of july 21st 1864 hood ordered Gen. Williams to make a 15 mile march and assault the unions left flank.
- Despite beginning success hood attack failed to dislodge
- Following the defeat at Peach Tree Creek Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood was hoping to drive yankees from the outskirts of Atlanta with a defensive blow.
On the night of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps. to make 15-mile night march and assault the Union left flank. commanded by Maj. Gen. James B. McPherson. McPherson was suspected just such a move from his West Point classmate Hood. held one of his corps in position, where they were ideally placed to meet Hood's attack.
Citation: Ducksters.com,. 'Civil War For Kids: Sherman's March To The Sea'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
Fort Fisher~ Confederate
- after failure of Maj. Gen. Ben butler, was relieve in command.
- Maj. Gan. Alfred Terry was placed in command.
- Union forces landed and prepared an attack on Maj. Gen. Robert Hoke infantry line.
- On the 15th a select force moved in from the rear.
- A violent attack in the afternoon following the bloody repulse of the naval landing party
After failure of Maj. Gen. Ben butler he was relieve in command. Maj. Gan. Alfred Terry was placed in his command. Union forcers landed and prepared an attack on Maj. Gen. Robert Hoke’s infantry line. On the 15th Select forces moved in from the rear. There was a violent attack in the afternoon and following a bloody repulse of the naval landing.
Citations: 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~ the Union stopped Lee, and the union won.
- Lee headed west, eventually arriving at Appomattox county April 8th
- they headed for the south side railroad which food supplies and the union army waited.
- Lees army tried to escape but failed, they were trapped.
- General Lee surrendered his remaining troops to general grant on April 9th
Lee had headed west and eventually arriving at Appomattox county on April 8th. They headed for the south side railroad where supposably food supplies were waiting for them. The union was waiting for them and they were trapped! Lee surrendered his remaining 9 troops on April 9th
Citation: Civilwar.org,. 'Appomattox Court House'. N.p., 2015. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.