Major Battles of the Civil War
Importance of seven major battles of the Civil War.
The battle at Antietam Creek was fought in Washington County, Maryland September 16-18, 1862. Nearly 100,000 troops faced each other in this battle and 24,000 ended as casualties. The Union won this battle which meant the confederates loss took their help from England and France. This battle became a significant part of history due to the tremendous amount of life lost no other day in American history has been so deadly.
Battle of Stones River
This battle was fought from December 31, 1862 through January 2, 1863 in Tennessee. Of all the battles in the civil war this particular battle had the highest amount of deaths on both the union and confederate side. The confederate realized they were outnumbered and their artillery wasn't as efficient as the union they withdrew their army on January 3.
The Siege of Vicksburg
On the day of May18- july 24, 1863, the battle of Vicksburg occurred In Warren County Mississippi near the Mississippi river. This battle caused the Confederacy to split in half.