Civil War Battles

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Kansas Nebraska Act

The Kansas-Nebrask Act was an 1854 bill that talked about “popular sovereignty” letting settlers of a territory decide whether slavery would be allowed in a new states. Written by Stephen A. Douglas. Conflicts that came up between pro-slavery and anti-slavery settlers in the aftermath of the act, led to the period of violence known as Bleeding Kansas, and helped paved the way for the American Civil War 1861.

Dred Scott Case

U.S. Supreme Court made its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford. The case had been brought to the court by Dred Scott, a slave who had lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri. Scott said that his time spent in these locations gave him the right to be a free man. The court found that no black, free or slave, could claim U.S. citizenship, and therefore blacks were unable to come to the court for their freedom. The Dred Scott decision mad abolitionists mad and increase North-South tensions, which led to war.

Battle of Gettysburg

The Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania was the largest battle of the American Civil War and the largest battle ever fought in North America, involving around 85,000 men in the Union’s Army led by Major General George Gordon Meade and about 75,000 in the Confederacy’s Army, led by General Robert Edward Lee. This battle was known to be the turning point of the Civil War.

Battle of Fredericksburg

The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg, VA between General Robert E. LEE Confederate Army and the Union Army led by Major General Ambrose Burnside. The Union Army's frontal attacks on December 13 against Confederates behind the city is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates.