Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard attacked fort Sumter on April 12,1861. The battle took 34 hours until Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered. The confederate kept the fort for almost 4 years.
Antietam happened in September 17, 1862 in Maryland Sharpsburg to be specific. the important thing to know is that General Robert E. Lee of the union went againstGeneral George McClellan of the confederacy. the Union lost the battle and the Battle of Antietam was named the bloodiest battles ever.
The union decided to attack confederacy strongholds of Vicksburg in Mississippi. Ulysses S. Grant failed to capture the first time but later redeemed himself. Union later won in May by making John C. Pemberton retreat and fall back to Vicksburg.
Abraham Lincoln found slavery abhorrent and he released the Emancipation Proclamation which released all slaves form the south.
The battle of Gettysburg was the main turning point of the civil war. it ended in July 3rd 1863 withe the Union winning.
The last battle of the civil war was were Lee surrender in the Appomattox court house and gave the union the win.