Civil war

1861-1865

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1861 fort Sumter

this was the battle that started the civil war. The confedracy won and four states joined the confederacy 

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1861 1st Battle of bull run

1st battle of the civil war. Confederants scared the daylights out of the northerners by running and screaming at them. The northerners ran away and stampeded over civilians.

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1862 monitor vs mernmack

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

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1862 battle of Antietam

Confederates drop the plans on attacking the union. Union solders find the plans and attacking the south. The bloodiest day of the war. Union wins after the confederates retreat.

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January 1st 1863

Lincoln sings the emancipation proclamation 

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1863 Battle of Chancellorsville

Jackson dies Lee needed little skill to win the Battle of Fredericksburg. On December 13 1862, unión general Ambronse Burnsid clashed with Lee near the Virginia town.

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

Gain control of the Mississippi River to gain control of the river,one of the North’s major war goal, the union needed to seize Vicksburg.

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

In June, Lee began moving north with an army of 75,000.  Union general Hooker wanted  to advance against Richmond,  but Lincoln told him to attack lee’s army. 

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1865 surrender at a ppomattox


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