Civil War Battle Timeline.

Civil War Battle Timeline.

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  • Battle of Perryville
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
  • Fort Sumter
  • Also known as the Battle of Chaplin Hill, the Battle of Perryville was a strategic battle for the Confederates. Although the Confederates technically won the battle, they retreated after news came in that only a fraction of the Union soldiers in the area actually fought in the battle. It was the main battle in Kentucky of the war.
  • Washington
  • The Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse was a very important "battle" of the civil war.  When General Lee tried to intercept with Joseph A. Johnston to join forces with him, he was instead met with forces of General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Lee and his forces surrendered, and the Civil War was over.
  • Siege of Petersburg
  • On April 12, 1861,  Fort Sumter was attacked by the Confederates. It was the first battle of the Civil War. On both the Union side and Confederate side, there were no deaths.
  • Richmond
  • General Jubal Early tried to capture Washington D.C., the Union capital, but were stopped after Union forces quickly repelled the threat. Early was forced to leave Washington alone.
  • Please go away. -Union
  • The Siege of Petersburg was a 10 month long siege in which many smaller battles took place. Petersburg was very important to the Confederates because it supplied Richmond. After those 10 months, and thousands of lives, General Lee surrendered 
  • Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy. After General Grant was victorious in many other battles, like Petersburg, he targeted Richmond. He tore through it, weakening the Confederate troops and seriously decreasing the Confederacy's ability to win the Civil War. After the battle, the Confederates burned the city while running away
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