Civil War Battles

Tabitha Roys

Ulysses S. Grant

Commander of the Union Army

Robert E. Lee

Commander of the Confederate Army


The Battle of Antietam

The battle of Antietam lasted 8 hours, killing 21,000 people. 80% of the Confederate army was lost in about 4-5 minutes. A road called Bloody Lane led to the Emancipation Proclamation.
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The Battle Of Gettysburg

The battle started at 7:30 AM, on July 1st. The Union troops were outnumbered, and retreated to a section of high ground called Cemetery Ridge. Reinforcements arrived for both sides, and after that, the Union, under the command of General Meade held their positions, along with Lee's general, General James Longstreet. This, ended up to the bloodiest battle in the history of America. This started Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, given on November 19, 1863. It became one of the most powerful speeches in American history.
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The Battle of Vicksburg

On July 4th, the day Lee retreated from Gettysburg, the Confederacy suffered once again. Vicksburg, Mississippi, fell under the control of the Union, under the command of Ulysses S. Grant. Grant had 77,000 troops with him on the attack. This battle was the turning point of the war for the Union.
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90 - I needed more elaboration on the Gettysburg Address and the Emancipation Proclamation.