Civil War Headlines
By: Becky Baker
The Battle of Fort Sumter was at Charleston Harbor, South Carolina on April 12th and lasted to April 14th, 1861. Genral P.G.T. Beauregard was in command of the Confederate forces and Robert Anderson was in command of Union. There were a total of 0 kills, wounded, or missing soldiers on each side. The battle started with shots fired by Confederate and continued for 34 hours. On saturday, April 13th, Anderson surrendered the fort. The battle ended in a Confederate victory.
The battle took place at Sharpsburg, Maryland on the dates of September 16th-18th, 1862. The battle was known to be the single bloodiest day in American military history. There was 3,654 total deaths on each side and 17,292 wounded total. The Commander for the Union was known as George B. McClellan and The Confederate Commander was known as Robert E. Lee. This was a very hard fought battle but the results were Inconclusive.
The Battle of Vicksburg took place at Warren County, Mississippi on May 18th and lasted all the way to July 4th, 1863. Commander Ulysses S. Grant was in charge of the Union and John C. Pemberton lead the Confederate. After a hard battle the Union took the win.
This battle took place in Adams County, Pennsylvania on July 1st to July 3rd, 1863. The proximate total soldiers fighting was 165,620. There was 3,155 killed on the Union side and 3,903 killed on the Confederate side. As many as 51,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, captured or missing in the 3 day period. George C. Meade was leading the Union at the time. The battle ended in a Union Victory
Sherman’s March to the Sea
Fort Fisher took place on January 13th and lasted up to January 15th, 1865. Wilmington, North Carolina was the Confederacy’s last place for trade so the Union set attack on Fort Fisher. The fort was made entirely out of soil mounds and sand. The first 2 attacks that were going to be made upon the fort were a complete failure. On February 22, the mayor surrendered Wilmington to the Union.
Appomattox Court House
This battle took place on April 9, 1865. The Unions Commander was Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederates commander was Robert E Lee. The plan that the Union Army came up with was too cut off the Confederate Army. The battle ended in a Union victory because the Confederates were not strong enough and out numbered.