Civil War Battles

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Fort Sumter

On April 12, 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union harrison holding Fort Sumter. 2:30 on April 13 Major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.


Nps.gov,. 'Fort Sumter National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Antietam

The Army of the Potomac, under the command of George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against Robert E. Lee’s forces near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. The bloodiest single day in American military history ended in a draw, but the Confederate retreat gave Abraham Lincoln the “victory” he desired before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.


NPR.org,. 'Antietam: A Savage Day In American History'. N.p., 2012. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Vicksburg

In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S Grant’s armies. Vicksburg surrounded after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.


Civilwartraveler.com,. 'Civil War Traveler: Vicksburg, Mississippi'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Gettysburg

Robert E. Lee was waiting for the approach of the UnionOn July 1, early Union success delayed as Confederates were taking the leadThe next day Lee strikes and puts them ahead

Ended on July 3There was a total of 165,620 soldiers (Confederate: 71,699 Union: 93,921)There was a total of about 51,112 casualtiesThe Union won Gettysburg is known as one of the bloodiest battles in History


History.com,. '7 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Gettysburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Sherman's March to the Sea

Battle of Atlanta: Started Sherman’s March to the SeaNight of July 21, 1864, Hood ordered Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee's corps to make 15 mile march and attack the UnionAlso known as Sherman’s March to the SeaIt was commanded by Maj. Gen. James B. Mc Pherson The plan backfired on them There was a total of 75,301 soldiers (Confederate: 40,438 Union: 34,836)There was a total of about 9,222 casualtiesThe Union won


Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'March To The Sea | American Civil War'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Fort fisher

Started January 13, 1865 Ended January 15, 1865 On January 13, Union forces landed and got ready for an attack on Maj. Gen. Robert Hoke's infantry line

It was a violent attack in the late afternoon There was a total of 11,532 soldiers (Confederate: 1,900 Union: 9,632) There was a total of about 1,924 casualties The Union won


Navyhistory.org,. 'Cracking Gibraltar: The Union Takes Fort Fisher (PART III) | Naval Historical Foundation'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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Appomattox Court House

Lee went arriving at Appomattox Court house on April 8 Confederates were cut off once again and surrounded by Union troops near Appomattox Court House There was a total of 89,285 soldiers (Confederate: 26,000 Union: 63,285) There was a total of about 700 casualties Union won This was the Last Battle of the Civil War Ended on July 3 There was a total of 165,620 soldiers (Confederate: 71,699 Union: 93,921) There was a total of about 51,112 casualties The Union won


Civilwar.org,. 'Appomattox Court House'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.

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