civil war

civil war

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  • Fort Wagner 
  • Battle of Gettysberg
  •             the siege of Vicksburg 
  • led by the 54th Massachusetts; African american volunteers, the union took a victory making it one of the first major american military units made up of black soldiers
  • surrender at appomattox
  • went on for 3 days and began when Robert e lee crossed into southern Pennsylvania and ran into union troops
  • 13th amendment 
  •  Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
  • Lincolns assasonation
  • lee fled west, grant followed. lee wanted to keep fighting but he knew it was hopeless so he sent a message to grant that said he surrendered 
  • one of the greatest effects of the war and freed millions of enslaved persons.
  • 5 days after lee surrendered aberham went to see a play at fords theater. during the play john wiles booth crept up behind him and shot him in the back of the head.
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