Civil War Battles

By Jessica Weis

1. The Battle of Fort Sumter

The battle of Fort Sumter took place from April 12 to April 14th in 1961. It was when Confederate Troops fired on Fort Sumter after the Union refused to surrender it. Since the Union had barely any ammo or supplies, they were forced to surrender and the Confederate won.


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2. The Battle of Antietam

The battle of Antietam took place from September 16th to September 18th in 1862. It was when the Union and Confederate armies confronted each other and fought a very, very bloody battle. After a long fight, the result was considered a tie, but the two sides both fought equally viciously.


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3. The Battle of Vicksburg

The Battle of Vicksburg took place from May 18th to July 4th in 1863. It was a long, long battle and many soldiers died. The Union was trying to protect Vicksburg from Confederate Troops, and they succeeded. The Confederacy's fate of losing the war was said to be sealed here.


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4. The Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg was very important in the Civil War. It took place from July 1st to July 3rd in 1863. The battle was a hard 3 days for both sides, but once again, the Union came out on top, and just 4 months later, Abraham Lincoln delivered his Gettysburg address.


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5. Sherman's March to Sea

Sherman's march to sea started with the battle of Atlanta, which took place on July 22nd, 1864. The Union won. After the Battle, General William Sherman and his Union troops marched through Georgia, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. The march ended on December 20th, 1864.


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6. The Battle of Fort Fisher

The Battle of Fort Fisher took place from January 13th to January 15th in 1865 near Wilmington, North Carolina. At the time, Wilmington was a big trade port in the south. Not only were there soldiers fighting on ground, but the Union also had a force of nearly 60 navy ships with them. This battle ended in a Union Victory.


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7.Battle of Appomattox Court House

The Battle of Appomattox Court House took place on April 9th, 1865. It was the last battle of the Civil War. After another Union Victory, the two armies went into the court house and the Confederacy finally surrendered through an official document, stopping the war.


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