Civil War Battles

1861-1865

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1862- Fort Sumter

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

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1861- Battle Of The Battle Run

This was the first battle of the civil war. The confederate soilders charged at the northerners screaming at them, like banshees and scaring the union soilders away, who stampede civilians along the way. The confederate won. 😸

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1863- Monitor vs Merrimack

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

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1862- Confederates drop the plans on attacking the union. Union soilders find the plans and attacks the south. The bloodiesiest days of
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1862- battle of Antietam

On September 16, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan confronted Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. At dawn September 17, Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank that began the single bloodiest day in American military history.

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1863- emancipation proclamations

On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. The declaration reads, 'all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.

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1863- Battle of chancellorville

The Battle of Chancellorsville, April 30–May 6, 1863, resulted in a Confederate victory that stopped an attempted flanking movement by Maj. Gen. Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker's Army of the Potomac against the left of Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

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1863- Battle of Vicksburg

May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations.

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1863- Battle of Gettysburg

fought in July 1863, was a Union victory that stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. More than 50,000 men fell as casualties during the 3-day battle, making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.

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1865- Lee surrenders

It was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General-in-Chief, Robert E. Lee, and his Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army / Army of the Potomac under the Commanding General of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant.



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