Civil War Battles

1861-1865

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1861 Fort Sumter

This was the battle that started the Civil War. The Confederacy won and four states joined the Confederacy. 

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1861 1st Battle of Bull Run

1st battle of the Civil War. Confederates scared the daylights out of the northers by screaming at them. The northers ran away and stampeded over civilians. 

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1862 Monitor vs Merrimack

This 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

Confederate drop the plans on attacking the Union. Union soldiers find the plans and attack the south. The bloodiest day of the war. Union wins after the Confederates retreat 

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January 1,1863 The Emancipation Proclamation

The day that the Emancipation Proclamation 

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May,1863 Battle at Chancellorville

Stonewall Jackson died because one of his soldiers shot him in the arm

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

The Union gained control of the Mississippi River 

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

Turning point of the war Lee invades north, north wins surrender ends war

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1865 Surrender at Appomattox

Lee surrendered to Grant ending the war. A Union victory. 



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