Social Studies-7 Battles

By:Cody Mitchell

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

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

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.

Gettysburg Battle

Gettysburg Battle was fought around the town of Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The battle was fought from July 1-3, 1863. The largest number of deaths of the entire war were from this battle. The battle ended on Culp’s Hill with Lee retreating he and his army back to Virginia.

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.

Fort Fisher Battle

Fort Fisher Battle was a naval siege in the Civil War. The union tried to capture the fort guarding. This battle was in Wilmington, North Carolina. The battle was led by General Benjamin Butler. It lasted from December 23-27, 1864 with the confederate victory.

Appomatlox Court House Battle

Appomatlox Court House Battle was the beginning of the end of the Civil War. The battle took place on April 9,1865. The battle was led by Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Lee realized they were out numbered against the union. General Lee surrendered to the Union.


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