Important battles/events of the Civil War

Important battles/events of the Civil War

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  • Firing on Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Antietam
  • Siege of Vicksburg
  • This was the first opening shots of the Civil War. The battle was located in South Carolina. The Confederate army had attacked the Union army at Fort Sumter even after wanting them to leave the fort. Since they refused the south had attacked and so the Union surrendered and left the fort.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • This was the bloodiest day of the Civil War. It began on September 17, 1862, in Antietam Creek, Sharpsburg, Maryland. The Union had won this battle. So, Abraham Lincoln had created his Emancipation Proclamation using the Union's victory for the Battle of Antietam
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • This battle was located in Waren Country, Mississippi on May and June 1863. Ulysses's armies captured a Confederate army. The Union had claimed their victory and the battle had ended.
  • Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • It was stated by President Abraham Lincoln on Jan 1st, 1863.  It had freed the slaves from the Confederate states. It was made after because of the victory of the Battle of Antietam.
  • Free Slaves
  • It had began on July 1st, 1863 and ended on July 3rd, 1863. This battle was a victory by the Union that had stopped a second invasion of the North. It was an important battle in the Civil War. After the victory had happened the Union forces had marched his army into Pennsylvania in the end of June 1863.
  • It had happened on April 9th, 1865 at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Ulysses. Before that what he wanted to do was that he wanted to bring troops to meet Confederate reinforcements in Carolina so that they could continue the fighting. So, this battle had lasted for hrs and ended the Civil War.
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