Battles of the Civil War

Battles of the Civil War

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  • Firing of Fort Sumter 
  • We demand the Union of Fort Sumter!!
  • Battle of the Antietam
  • Let's defeat the Union!!
  • Siege of Vicksburg
  • Im going to send you all down to the river and past Vicksburg!!
  • Fine I will surrender!!
  • The battles started on April 10, 1861. When confederate forces demanded the Union of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor to surrender. The Fort Sumter was the beginning of the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • Why did the South ignore my letter!!
  • The battle of the Antietam, also called the battle of the Sharpburg, occurred on September 17, 1862, at the Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland. Robert E. Lee the commander thought that by fighting in Maryland, he could win support from the people of Maryland. General lee hoped to defeat the Union and force the North to give up on the war. The Union did win the battle, but about 23,000 men died, were wounded, or went missing in this battle. 
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • The two confederates are clashing with the Union's Army
  • The battle of Siege of Vicksburg started in May 18, 1863. Every plan General Ulyesses S. Grant tries it ends in failure, but he refuses to give up. He takes a big risk by sending troops to transport down the river and past Vicksburg's. Now, grant can use the transport to cross the river below the city an attack the South. The confederate commander of Vicksburg, General John Pemberton decides that he has no choice, but to surrender on July 4th, 1863. 
  • Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation prior to the Civil War. Lincoln wrote a letter to his secretary of state. When the south ignored his letter to free the slaves and didn't surrender; he issued the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln's Proclamation only freed some of the slaves in certain states. 
  • The battle of Gettysburg started July 1- July 3, 1863. This was the Largest battle of the American Civil War as well as the largest battle ever fought. For the Union 3,155 men died, 14,529 men wounded and 5,365 missing. This battle started because the Confederates clashed with the Union's army. Also, the Union victory had stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. 
  • On April 9, 1865, near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Days earlier, Lee had abandoned the Confederate capital and the city of Petersburg. The resulting of the battle of Appomattox Court House, which lasted a few hours, effectively brought the four-year Civil War to an end.
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