Civil War

1861-1865

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1861 Fort Sunter

This is the battle that starts the Civil War. Four states join the Confederacy.

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1861 1st battle at Bull Run

1st battle of the Civil War. The union ran away like banshees when they heard the south’s rebel yell.

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1862 Monitor vs Merrimack

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

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1862 Battle of Antietam

It was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. The north won the but the north and south suffered heavy losses.

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1863 Emancipation Proclamation

Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation which it said that all slaves should be forever free 

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1863 Battle of Chancellorville

Jackson got wounding and got his arm amputated. Jackson died a week later.

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

Vicksburg wanted to gain control of the Mississippi River because it was won of their war goals 

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

The south threatened the north and they fought. The union wan but three was manning losses.

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1865 Appomattox court house

Lee moved his army west but the north blocked there route to escape.



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