Civil War Battle

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

1st battle of the Civil War Confederates scared the daylights out of the Northern by running and screaming at them. The northerns ran away and stampede 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

Confederates drop the plans on attacking the Union. Union soldiers find the plans and attack the south. The blooded day of the war. Union was after the Confederates retreat

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1863 Emancipation Proclamation

On September 22, 1862, five days after the Union forces turned back the Confederate troops at the Battle of Antietam, Lincoln announced his plan to issue an order freeing all enslaved people in the confederacy 

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1863 Battle at Chancellville Jackson dies

On May 2, Jackson and his troops attacked Union troops at dusk. One of the Confederate companies fired on Jackson’s party by mistake,wounding the General in the left arm. Jackson’s arm had to be amputated and he died a week later because it got infected 

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1863 Battle of Vicksburg

On July 4, 1863, Vicksburg surrendered 

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1863 Battle of Gettysburg

This last attack ,led by General Pickett,is remembered as Pickett’s Charge. Barely half of the Rebels returned from the charge. Lee knew the Battle was lost. “It’s all my fault,” he told his troops as they retreated to Virginia.

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1865 Surrender at Appomattox

North Carolina surrendered to general Sherman



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