Written by Alexa Katos
The Battle of Fort Sumter took place in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina on April 12-14th, 1861. A total 580 soldiers fought in this battle, 80 Union and 500 Confederate. No soldiers were killed, wounded or missing/captured. The General of the Union was Robert Anderson and the General of the Confederate was P. G. T. Beauregard. On April 12, 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union. At 2:30pm on April 13 Major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day. The Confederate won this battle.
Civilwar.org,. 'Fort Sumter'. N.p., 2015. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.
The Battle of Antietam took place in Washington country aka, Maryland on September 16 - 18, 1862. There was a total of 131,000 soldiers that fought in this battle, 87,000 Union soldiers and 45,000 Confederate soldiers. In total, 22,717 casualties were recorded. Some important leaders in the battle were the commanders. The commander of the Union was George B. McClellan and the commander of the Confederate was Robert E. Lee. Army of the Potomac were planing to attack Robert’s force, but he was able to get his troops into safe territory before they had a change to attack. The result of this battle is inconclusive to this day.
NPR.org,. 'Antietam: A Savage Day In American History'. N.p., 2012. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.
The battle of Vicksburg took place in Warren Country, Mississippi on May 18th through July 4,1863. 110,000 soldiers fought in this battle, 37,402 injured, killed or captured. The commander for the Union was Ulysses S. Grant and the commander for the Confederate was John C. Pemberton. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies were converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping Confederate army’s under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. This started one of most clever military campaigns of the war. The Union won this battle.
History.army.mil,. 'U.S. Army Center Of Military History - Prints & Posters - The U.S. Army In Action - Page 1'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
The Gettysburg took place in Adams Country, Pennsylvania on July 1-3, 1863. 165,620 soldiers fought in this war. In total, 51,112 soldiers were either killed, wounded or captured. The commander of the Union was George G. Meade. The commander for the Confederate was Robert E. Lee. In this battle, Robert E. Lee was waiting to approach the Union General George G. Meade’s and his force. The Union’s success on July 1, and started to loss a lot of Confederates. They were also pushed back against the Iron Brigade and exploited a weak Federal line at Barlow’s Knoll.
History.com,. '7 Things You Should Know About The Battle Of Gettysburg'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
The Atlanta battle took place in Fulton country, Georgia on July 22, 1864. 75,301 soldiers fought in the battle. In total, there were 9,222 casualties. In the Atlanta battle there were some very important leaders, such as, Union commander William T. Sherman and Confederate General John Bell Hood. John Bell Hood was trying to get Major Gen. William T. Sherman's forces from the outskirts of Atlanta. That night Major Gen. William T’s troops went on a mile march and John Bell Hood was paling to attack them but Hood's attack failed to knock them out of position. The Union won this battle.
Clevelandcivilwarroundtable.com,. 'The Sword Was Mightier Than The Pen'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
The Fort Fisher battle took place at New Hanover County, North Carolina on January 13-15, 1865. In this battle there were some important leaders such as Union commander Robert F. Hoke and Confederate commander Braxton Bragg. During this battle there were over 60 vessels to renew operations against the fort, but on January 13, David D. Porter Union forces landed and they were prepared to attack on Major General Robert Hoke’s. On the 15th, his forces moved in to fort from the rear. this soon lead to very bloody battle.
Navyhistory.org,. 'Cracking Gibraltar: The Union Takes Fort Fisher (PART III) | Naval Historical Foundation'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.
Appomattox Court House
The battle of Appomattox Court House took place in Appomattox country, Virginia on April 9, 1865. 89,285 soldiers fought in this battle. In total, there were 700 casualties. The commander for the Union was Ulysses S. Grant and the commander for the Confederate was Robert E. Lee. All of the Federal troops were cut off from turning south, so they headed west. Then, they soon reached Appomattox station. There was food and supplies there waiting for the troops. The confederates were soon cut off again and they were almost surrounded by the union troops, around a little village Appomattox Court House. The Union won this battle.
Civilwar.org,. 'Appomattox Court House'. N.p., 2015. Web. 13 Mar. 2015.