Social Studies-7 Battles
Fort Sumter Battle
Fort Sumter Battle was fought in South Carolina in the harbor of Charleston. The confederates opened the Civil War on April 12, 1861 by bombarding the harbor. The Officer there during the Revolutionary War was Thomas Sumter. The attack went on for 34 hours. No soldiers were killed in the battle.
Antietam Battle was fought on September 17, 1862 near Sharpsburg, Maryland. This was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on union soil. The bloodiest battle where the dead, wounded and missing added to 22,717. The confederate general was Robert E. Lee and the union general was George B. McClellan. The confederates withdrew from battle leaving the victory to the union.
Vicksburg Battle was the final major military action of the American Civil War. It took place from May 18 to July 4, 1863. Union General Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate General John C. Pemberton led their men to battle around the Mississippi. There were many deaths during this battle. The victory went to the Union.
Shermans March to Sea
Shermans March to Sea was a campaign during the American Civil War conducted through Georgia. This took place from November 15 to December 21, 1864. The campaign started with Sherman’s troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia. It ended with the capture of the port of Savannah. The force destroyed military targets, industry, civilian property and south economy.
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