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  • Fort Sumter
  • ATTACK!!
  • First Battle of Bull Run
  • It's going to be a bloody war.
  • Antietam
  • We found the Confederate plans!
  • Fort Sumter was a very important battle. It took place in April 1861 in South Carolina. Jefferson Davis ordered an attack. The Confederacy shot first, and the Confederacy won the battle. This was the start of the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • The First Battle of Bull Run was very important to the Civil War. It took place in the summer of 1861 in Northern Virginia. There were civilian spectators. Both sides we inexperienced. The Confederates rallied under Gen. Jackson. They learned it's going to be a bloody war and that they will need training.  
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • We are not invading the North anymore!
  • The Battle of Antietam took place in September 1862 in Maryland. The Union found the Confederate plans, so the Union "won". 6,000 ended up dead, and 17,000 ended up wounded. It was the bloodiest day. It foreshadows the cost of victory.
  • Gettysburg Address
  • We will remember and honor all of the soldiers that fought.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation took place in September 1862. It stated that slavery was wrong. The government could take enemy property, and slaves in rebel states would be freed. A Union victory would be the end of slavery.
  • Slavery is wrong! Slaves in rebel states will be freed!
  • The Battle of Gettysburg took place in July, 1863. The Confederates were going to Harrisburg, but they stopped in Gettysburg to get supplies. Assaults, like Pickett's Charge, happened on Union lines. Britain and France won't help. The South is on their own, and Lee gives up on invading the North. The Union ends up winning.
  • The Gettysburg Address took place in November 1863. Abraham Lincoln made a speech honoring the soldiers and states in his vision. It was only two minutes long. The Gettysburg Address was one of the most famous speeches in history.
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