key battles of the civil war

key battles of the civil war

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  • The battle at Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Antietam
  • Siege of Vicksburg
  • This battle was named the first battle of the civil war. It is considered to have been the place where the first shots of the civil war started. The battle lasted an exhausting 34 hours (April 12 - 13, 1861)
  • Emancipation Proclomation
  • The Battle of Antietam  was  a battle between General  Robert E. Lee's  army of  Northern Virginia and Union General George  McClellan's  army of the Potomac and started on order to stop Lee's army from invading (Sept. 17 , 1862)
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • Union forces waged a campaign to take the confederate stronghold of the Mississippi River. This divided the confederacy and proved the strength of the military.
  • Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • The Emancipation Proclamation was created by Abraham Lincoln in order to free slaves. It freed the slaves of 10 states, but did not free everyone like Abraham wanted it to do. 
  • The battle of Gettysburg is considered to be one of the most important battles of the Civil War. It ended with the success of the Union and caused the confederacy to fall apart. (July 1 - 3, 1863) 
  • Lee's surrender was the last battle of the Civil war. It ended with Robert E. Lee surrendering at the battle and having the Union win. 
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