Civil War Battles

By Morgan Strahan

Fort Sumpter

The Fort Sumpter battle took place in Charleston Harbor, SC. It started on April 12, 1861 and ended on April 14, 1861. In Charleston, SC, the Confederate commander, P.G.T. Beauregard, opened fire on the Union. Around 2:30 PM on April 13, Major Robert Anderson, Union commander, surrendered the fort. He was then evacuated the next day.


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Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam took place in Sharpsburg (Washington County), Maryland. It started on September 16, 1862 and ended on September 18, 1862. This battle was the bloodiest single day in American Military history. The Confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Miller’s Cornfield and the West Woods. This war ended in a draw. The Confederate retreat gave Lincoln the “victory” that he desired before the Emancipation Proclamation.


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Vicksburg Battle

The Vicksburg battle took place in Warren County Mississippi. It started on May 18, 1863 and ended on July 4, 1863. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. The Confederacy was then split in half. Ulysses S. Grant then was able to be General-in-Chief for the Union after his success in the West.


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Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg too place in Adams County, Pennsylvania. It started on July 1, 1863 and ended on July 3, 1863. General Robert E. Lee was the Confederate commander and General George G. Meade was the Union commander. On July 3rd, the fighting got much worst and caused the Union to loose its ground. Robert E. Lee attacked the Union center on Cemetery Ridge and then he was repulsed with Pickett’s Charge. His second invasion of the North failed. After this battle, there were over 51,000 soldiers killed, wounded, captured, or missing.


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Battle of Atlanta

The Battle of Atlanta started on July 22, 1864. It took place in Bald Hill, Leggett’s Hill (Fulton County, Georgia). There was an estimated 9,222 casualties total. The Union General was William T. Sherman. His side had 34,863 soldiers. The Confederate General was James B. McPherson. His side had 40,438 soldiers. The Union won this war.


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Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher started on January 13, 1865 and ended on January 15, 1865. Robert E. This battle took place in New Hanover County, North Carolina. The Union Commanders were Alfred H. Terry and David Dixon Porter. He had 9,632 forces engaged. The Confederate Commanders were Braxton Bragg and Robert F. Hoke. He had 1,900 forces engaged. The Union won and there was an estimated 1,924 casualties total.


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Appomattox Court House

Appomattox Court House took place in Appomattox County, Virginia. It started on April 9,1865. Robert E. Lee traveled west and ended up in Appomattox Court on April 8th. While trying to get where the food supplies was at South Side Railroad, he was surrounded by Union troops in a small village near Appomattox Court House. While he was trying to escape, his army got trapped. He surrendered his troops to General Grant at the McLean House on April 9, 1865 in the afternoon.


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