This is a storyboard describing the most important battles of the civil war.
Battle of Antietam
The Civil War
Battle of Gettysburg
The First Battle of Bull Run
The first battle of bull run was messy, disorganized and brutal. The confederate states of America can claim this victory theres. The First Battle of Bull Run is important because it changed the way this war would unfold. This battle made it clear to everyone that the Civil war will be hard and long. There was going to have to be many battles.
Battle of Glorieta Pass
Some say the outcome of this battle, made the outcome of the war. This battle was taken by the Union, leaving the confederacy with no food and supplies after this. Due to the fact that they had no food and supplies, it was hard for the confederacy to fight. This caused them to loose future fights because they were not ready physically to win. This battle had a lot of land involved, so by the union winning, they gained a lot of land. This land gave them more power for the rest of the war because they had more space that was.
The confederacy had a new general in June 1862 named General Robert E. Lee. His plan was to invade the Northern state of Pennsylvania and the border state of Maryland, with the goal of cutting off the railway routes to Washington. On his way to carry out his plan, he got stopped by the Union army. The one day battle has still do this day one of the most casualties, reaching 22,000. Both sides continued to fight, and ended in a draw. Lee’s campaign to threaten the North had failed, and he was forced to retreat back to Virginia. This gave the North some time and allowed Abraham Lincoln to releases the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Union army won the three day battle in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. One the third day of battle, the confederacies general Lee ordered his men to do a full-on assault against his opponent. 15,000 Confederate troops did a three-quarter-mile-long march across an open field toward the Union. First by cannon, and then by musket fire, the confederacy force eventually backed up on the Union line. They were getting as far as the Union cannons could shoot before they were driven back in retreat. This win showed the confederacy that there general was not thinking carefully when it came to decisions. This retreat was super close to the end of the war, and this cost them later.