Important Battles During the Civil War

Important Battles During the Civil War
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  • Firing on the Fort Sumter By: Mya Brown & Naomi Heier
  • Battle of Antietam
  • Siege of Vicksburg
  • The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War from April 12 to April 13, 1861. The Confederate made a huge attack on the on Major Robert Anderson's small unfinished Union fort at Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Emancipation Proclamation
  • The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was one of the bloodiest day in all of American History. Battled principally on September 17, 1862, between the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. It finished General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of a northern state.  
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi, also known as the Siege of Vicksburg happened on May 18 to July 4, 1863. The city of Vicksburg was located on the Mississippi River. It was the last major port on the river held by the South. So,if the North was able to take Vicksburg away, the Confederacy would be cut off from supply lines to the West. 
  • Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • Abraham Lincoln issued the early Emancipation Proclamation on September 22nd, 1862. It specifically said that if the Southern states did not stop their fighting against authority by January 1st, 1863. When people did not stop, Lincoln issued the last Emancipation Proclamation on January the 1st, 1853.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg, battled in July 1863 was a Union triumph that ceased Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second attack of the North. More than 50,000 men fell as setbacks during the 3- day battle, making it the bloodiest clash of the American Civil War.
  • Despite the fact that the real battle occurred on April 9, 1865, it pursued the 10- month Battle of Petersburg and closed General Robert E. Lee's prevented retreat during the Appomattox Campaign.
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