Civil War Battles

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Battle of Antietam

On September 1862, The Battle of Antietam was fought. This battle was known as one of the single most deadliest. Generals Robert E. Lee (confederate) and General George McClellan(Union) fought in Miller's Cornfield. General Robert E. Lee was originally asked to be the leading General for the Union, but he refused and instead went to fight for the Confederacy. Although the Union did gain a victory, there where a total of 131,000 casualties. Soon after, the Emancipation Proclamation was passed.
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The Battle of Gettysburg

In July 1863, The Battle of Gettysburg the deadliest battle of the whole Civil War, the battle lasted 3 days. The war was deadly, because so many civilians were killed or injured, not just soldiers. The leading Generals of this battle were General Robert E. Lee and General Meade. After the battle of Antietam, General McClellan was release from his duties. There was a total of 165,620 casualties. After this battle, Lincoln presented one of the most famous speeches in America. The Gettysburg address!
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The Battle of Vicksburg

On July 4, the same day General Lee left Gettysburg, the Confederates were at shocked to see that the Mississippi River was under the control of the Union. The Union had planned to block all major confederate rivers, ocean ports, and trading routes. This was called "The Anaconda plan." A few days after Vicksburg fell, General Ulysses S. Grant's troops had split the Confederate soldiers into two, cutting off Arkansas, Texas, and Louisiana. This was the turning point of the war.
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90 - I needed more elaboration on the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation.