Civil War---Abarna Ketheswaran

Civil War---Abarna Ketheswaran
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  • North
  • The first shots of the Civil War started in Fort Sumter. After president Abraham Lincoln made plans to resupply Fort Sumter, Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard invaded Fort Sumter on April 12 1861. Following a 34-hour exchange of artillery fire, On April 14, Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered the fort.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter April 12-14, 1861
  • South
  • The Battle of Bull Run was the first battle ofthe Civil War. 35,000 Union troops marched from the federal capital in Washington, D.C. to attack a Confederate force of 20,000 along Bull Run, a small river. After fighting for most of the day, the Confederate victory gave the South a lot of confidence to fight back.
  • Battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861
  • The Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the Civil War and had the highest casualities of 51,000 in any battle. General Lee in high confidence started his second invasion of the North Even though the North lost terribly, they held their defense and ended Lee’s attempt to invade the North. This battle resulted in the Gettysburg Address and restated the purpose of the war.
  • Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3, 1863
  • On May 3, 1963, two-thirds of the total number of casualities happened on one day. At Chancellorsville, Confederate General Robert E. Lee was outnumbered by a ratio of 5:2. On May 10. 1963 Confederate Lieutenant General "Stonewall" Jackson died because he was accidentally shot by his own men.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville April 30-May 6, 1863
  • 30,000 causalities
  • General Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign is the bloodiest battle in American history. Several Confederate regiments under Lieutenant General James Longstreet (subordinate of General Robert E. Lee) lost more than 50% of their manpower 11 generals (4 Union, 7 Confederate) were injured, mortally wounded, or killed at the Wilderness. During the battle, more than 200 men suffocated or burned to death in brush fires
  • 30,000 casualities. Battle lasted for 2 weeks and included some of the most bloodiest fighting of the Civil War. Forces clashed for more than 20 continuous hours at an area that is known as the “Bloody Angle.” After assuring his troops they were safely out of confederate range, Union Major General John Sedgwick was killed by a sharpshooter’s bullet.
  • 29,800 causalities
  • Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7, 1864
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 7-21, 1864
  • Battle of Palmito Ranch was the final battle of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Palmito Ranch May 12-13, 1865
  • 30,000 casualities. Battle lasted for 2 weeks and included some of the most bloodiest fighting of the Civil War. Forces clashed for more than 20 continuous hours at an area that is known as the “Bloody Angle.” After assuring his troops they were safely out of confederate range, Union Major General John Sedgwick was killed by a sharpshooter’s bullet.
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House May 7-21, 1864
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