Civil War 1861-1865

The Civil War

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Fort Sumter 1861

The Confederacy won the battle and thus began the Civil War lasting four years.

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Battle of Bull Run 1861

The first battle of the Civil War the North was screaming like banshees.

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Monitor vs. Merrimack 1862

An ironclad warship attacked a group of Union ships off the coast of Virginia.

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Battle of Antietam 1862

Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s army went against Union General George McClellan’s army in an attempt to invade the north.

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Emancipation Proclamation 1863

Issued after the Union victory at Antietam. On January 1, 1863 Lincoln declared, “All slaves in the rebellious states shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” The Emancipation proclamation did not free any slaves but  it was an important turning point in the War.

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Battle at Chancellorsville 1863

The greatest victory for the confederacy during the Civil War. Stonewall Jackson one of the confederate Generals was killed during the War when he was shot in his left arm forcing the Doctors too amputate his arm. He died of pneumonia several days later.

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Battle of Vicksburg 1863

To gain control of the Mississippi River, one of the North’s major war goals, the Union needed to seize Vicksburg.

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Battle of Gettysburg 1863

Turning point of the War, Lee invades the North. The North wins and Lee surrenders.

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Surrender at Appomattox 1865

The Confederate forces in North Carolina surrendered to General Sherman. 

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Battle of Gettysburg 1863

Turning point of war, Lee invades North. North wins.

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Surrender at Appomattox 1865

Lee surrenders to the North.



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