7 Great Battles of the Civil War
War never changes
Battle of Hampton Roads
March 8, 1862: Also known as the Battle of the Ironclads, it was the first battle in which the enclosed ship known as an Ironclad was used in naval combat. They could not inflict any heavy damage on each other so soon they both withdrew. This battle would change the way the world viewed naval combat almost immediately.
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1-3, 1863: Gettysburg was made into the most famous of the war. It would become the greatest defeat the Confederacy had ever suffered and the bloodiest day of battle. General Lee made a rare mistake, underestimating the Union. Because of it they were pushed back. This battle would lead to many more defeats and the eventual surrender of Southern forces.