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Stonewall Jackson was a general under the Confederate Army during the Civil War. He earned his name during the Battle of Bull Run. He also lead troops in other battles during the war.
The Firing at Fort Sumter was the first official battle of the Civil War. It occurred on April 1861 at the federal fort in Charleston Harbor.
The Battle of Antietam was on September 17, 1862. It is known as the bloodiest single day battle throughout the entire Civil War. The Union won, and Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation shortly after.
The Battle of Gettysburg lasted from July 1 to July 3, 1863. There were more Union troops fighting than Confederate troops fighting in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Soon, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River, and added to the success of the Anaconda Plan.
The Siege at Vicksburg lasted May-July of 1863. The Union got control of the strong hold and had power over the Mississippi River. This divided the Confederate states in half.
The Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect on September 22, 1862. It was written and signed by Lincoln, and the decision to make it was influenced by Frederick Douglass. It ended slavery in the Confederacy.
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