Civil War

Updated: 5/12/2020
Civil War

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  • Battel of Fort Sumter
  • Union Blockade
  • The Battle of Gettysburg
  • Confederate General PGT Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on 12 April 1861, when President Abraham Lincoln announced plans to replenish the fort. Anderson and 86 troops surrendered on 13 April after a 34-hour cannon firefight. This was an important battle because it started the civil war.
  • It was a strategy of the north to block the South from trading. Union forces established a blockade of Confederate ports designed to prevent the export of cotton and the smuggling of war materiel. Union thought this would make the Confederate economy collapse.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863 was a victory for the Union which stopped the second invasion of Confederate General Robert E. Lee of the North. During 3-day battle more than 50,000 men were killed and the battle became bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. It was a turning point of the war. Now union were wining.