Significant Battles of Civil War

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The Battle of Fort Sumter

The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle during the Civil War. This War was between the Unites States and the Confederate Forces. This ended in the surrender of the bastion of Fort Sumter. This battle was to show that the South was going to fight for their property.

The First Bull Run

The Bull Run surprised the North into realizing the war would not last three- months. The battle wrongly buoyed the South's hopes of solving the war.

The Battle of Shiloh

The battle of Shiloh was one of the bloodiest battles in American History. It was America's introduction into the rest of the Civil War. Ulysses S. Grant advanced down the Tennessee River and engaged in the Civil War. This caused the death of Sidney Albert Johnson.

Seven Day Retreat

George McClellan's Peninsula Campaign was a success. Both Lincoln and Edwin Stanton agreed to close the recruitment offices in the north down. Joe Johnston was made the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and pursued the Army of the Potomac aggressively.

The Battle of Gettysburg

George Meade won the largest battle in American history and fought on farms and hillsides of Southern Pennsylvania. The Union's victory ended Lee's belief that the single massive victory would defeat the Army of the Potomac.

The Battle of Chattanooga

This followed the worst defeat of any US army. Lincoln dispatched three of his best generals Grant, Sherman, and Hooker. Half a dozen weeks later Grant broke out of the city.

Battle of Vicksburg

Lincoln noticed early in the war that the control of the Mississippi was a major goal of the Western forces. Grant delivered the city when the Army of Mississippi surrendered after a prolonged siege.