Civil War

1861-1865

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1861 Fort Sumter

This is the battle that starts the civil war. Four states join the confederacy

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1861 First Battle of Bull Run

Started by the union troops with 30,000 troops, they were scared because the confederates started yelling and running at them.

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1862 the monitor versus the Merrimack

The fist battle against two medal covered ships. The north (monitor) is successful in hold off the south (Merrimack)

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1863 emancipation proclamation

Emancipation means to free

President Lincoln made the emancipation proclamation to make people fight harder when they were losing the war in January 1, 1863

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1863 Battle of Chancellorsville

The confederate army won the battle but lost many soldiers. Jackson gets shot from his soldiers as well 

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

 Gain control of the Mississippi River  on July 4, 1863 Vicksburg surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant.

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

The two met on accident and fought for three days and Lee’s army lost because of the charge he did

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1865 Surrender at Appomattox

On April 9, 1865 Lee surrenders to to Grant in a small village  called Appomattox court house. Grant let Lee go and gave them food for the soldiers.

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Jefferson Davis capture

In Georgia may 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis was captured and the was finally ended



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