Civil War

Civil War

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  • Fort Sumter April, 12-14, 1861
  • The Battle of Antietam September 17, 1862
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg  December 11-15, 1862
  • On December 26, 1860 Union Mayor General Richard Anderson moved his troops from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter Anderson's troops were running out of supplies and food, President Lincoln tried to resupply the fort Confederate forces demanded the surrender of the fort  Anderson refused and Confederates bombarded Fort Sumter at 4:30 in the morning 
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville April 30th-May 6th, 1863
  • Union forces found a copy of Lee's battle plan September 15th General Robert E. Lee positioned his army behind Antietam Creek in the town Sharpsburg September 17th General McClellan ordered General Joseph Hooker to attack the Confederates
  • The Battle of Vicksburg May 18-July 4, 1863
  • We surrender!
  • Confederate Commander Robert E. Lee ordered his forces to a defensive position in Fredericksburg December 11 the Union crossed the Rappahannock into Fredericksburg   December 15th Burnside made the decision to withdraw across the Rappahannock River ending the fight
  • The Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20, 1863
  • May 1st, Hooker launched his attack on Lee’s Army at Chancellorsville May 2nd, Confederate General Stonewall Jackson attacked the right flank of the Union Army After Jackson was wounded the Confederates were now under the Leadership of J.E.B Stuart
  • May 19th under command of Major Generals William T. Sherman and Francis Blair were having casualties as Confederate forces fired on them   Grant moved 77,000 Union soldiers into positions circling Vicksburg cutting off their supply line In July the Confederates surrendered
  • Fighting began September 19th and on September 20th Confederate General Braxton Bragg divided his force into two wings Union General Rosecrans shifted his troops to fill a gap in the defensive line General Rosecrans was unable to proceed into Georgia
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