Civil War

1861-1865

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1861 fort sunter

This is the war that starts the civil war four states joined the confederacy 

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1861 1st battle of bull run

1st battle of civil war . The union ran away like banshees when they heard the south 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

The bloodiest single day in American history ends in a union victory that bolsters president Lincoln’s ability to issue the Emancipation Proclamation 

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1863 Emancipation Proclamation

Issued after the union victory at Antietam the Emancipation proclamation had both moral and strategic implications for the ongoing civil war 

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1863 Battle of Chancellorsville

General Robert E. Lee defies military convention to defeat the union at Chancellorsville but was the price of victory too high?

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

The heavily fortified city of Vicksburg is the gateway to the Mississippi River. To force surrender, Ulysses S. Grant holds the rebel forces under siege for six weeks

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

In the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg 3000 union soldiers prepare to face the onslaught of 60000 advancing confederate soldiers 



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