Battles of The Civil War

By Rebecca Tilley

The Battle of Gettysburg

The battle of Gettysburg took place on July 1-3 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. 165,620 Forces engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg. 93,921 of them were Union forces and 71,699 of them were Confederate. There were a total of 51,112 casualties. 23,049 of them were Union and 28,063 of them were Confederate. The Commander of the Union armies was George G. Meade. The leaser of the Confederate armies was Robert E. Lee. Robert E. Lee awaited Union forces at Gettysburg. This was a Union victory however, and it also marked the turning point of the war.


Capitol Badgers,. 'Gettysburg: What Happens If The South Wins?'. N.p., 2010. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.

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Sherman's March to Sea(Atlanta)

Atlanta Article:This battle took place on July 22 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia. A total of 75,301 forces engaged. 34,863 of which were Union, and 40,438 of them Confederate. There were a total of 9,222 casualties. 3,722 of them were Union and 5,500 of them were Confederate. The Union Commander was William S. Sherman. The Confederate Commander was John Bell Hood. The Confederates tried to attack Sherman’s forces on the Atlanta border, but Sherman suspected it, and was prepared. Sherman defeated the attack, and split his army into 3 groups. The 3 groups spanned Atlanta, destroying everything in their path.


Civilwartraveler.com,. 'Civil War Traveler: Georgia: Sherman's March To The Sea'. N.p., 2015. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.

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Fort Fisher

The Battle of Fort Fisher took place on January 13-15 of 1865 near Wilmington, North Carolina. There were 9,632 union forces engaged. There were 1,900 Confederate forces engaged. There were 1,341 union casualties and 583 Confederate casualties. The Union won this battle. The battle fFort Fisher opened the way for a thrust against Wilmington, the South’s last open seaport on Atlanta. Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler was leading union forces and his expedition failed. After his paler he was relieved of command and in his place was put Maj. Gen. Alfred H. Terry.


Wingnet.org,. 'Post Cards Of Wilmington, NC'. N.p., 2015. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.

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Appomattox Court House

There were 63,285 union forces engaged and 26,000 confederate forces engaged. There were a total estimated 700 casualties. The Union had 158 casualties while the Confederates had 500. The Union commander was Ulysses S. Grant and the Confederate Commander was Robert E. Lee. The Union won this battle. The Confederates were successful in their initial attack, but more union troops came in and they overwhelmed the Confederates. Lee surrendered.


Encyclopedia Britannica,. 'Appomattox Court House | Building, Appomattox, Virginia, United States'. N.p., 2015. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.

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