Civil War Timeline

Civil War Timeline

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  • Battle of Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Phillippi
  • Battle of Big Bethel
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter was fought on April 12-13, 1861 in Charleston, South Carolina. The Confederate states bombed Fort Sumter making the United States Army surrender instantly. The Confederate States ended up winning this battle. This was the battle that started the Civil War.
  • Battle of Bull Run
  • The Battle of Phillippi was fought on June 3, 1861 in Barbour County, Virginia. This battle formed the Western Virginia Campaign for the Civil War. It was the first battle of the Civil War fought on land. The Union ended up winning this battle.
  • Battle of Wilson's creek
  • The Battle of Big Bethel was fought on June 10 1861 in Hampton, Virginia. This battle was fought near Newport News the newspaper company during the time of the Civil War. This was one of the first land battles of the Civil War. The Confederate states won this battle.
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861 in William County, Virginia. This was the first major battle of the Civil War. This battle was fought only 25 miles southwest of Washington D.C.There were six Battles of Bull RUn fought. The Confederate states ended up winning this battle.
  • The Battle of Wilson's Creek was fought on August 10, 1861 in Greene County, Missouri.  Missouri was with the Union at this time, and the Missouri  Governor wanted to take Missouri out of the Union. So, the Governor of Missouri helped the Confederate states by supply them with guns and ammo. The Confederate States ended up winning this battle.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1-3, 1863 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  This battle involved the most casualties fought in any battle during the Civil War. This war was a turning point for the Union. The Union ended up winning this battle. It was one of the bloodiest wars fought during the Civil War.
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