Civil War Battles

1861 -1865

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1861 Fort Sumter

This battle started the civil war.  The confederacy won and four states joined the confederacy.

1861 1st Battle of Bull Run

This was the first battle of the civil war.  The confederate soldiers charged the Northerners screaming at them like banshees and scaring the Union soldiers away who stampede civilians along the way.  The confederates win. 

1862 Monitor vs Merrimack

This the first battle between two metal covered ships. The north (Monitor) is successful in hold off the south (Merrimack)

1862 Battle of Antietam

Confederates drop the plans on attacking the Union.  Union soldiers find the plans and attack the south.  The bloodiest day of the war.  Union wins after the Confederates retreat.  

1863 Battle of Chancellorsville

Lee wins the battle, Stonewall Jackson is wounded on his left by one of his own accidentally.  Jackson has his arm amputated and then looses his life from and infection

1863 Battle of Vicksburg

The north wins and takes control of the Mississippi River

1863 Battle of Gettysburg

turning point of the civil war Lee's invasion of the Northern Territory  was repelled.  South was no longer capable of an offensive into Union Territory.

1865 Surrender at Appomattox

Lee surrenders to Grant.  This ends the civil war

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