The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the Confederate States Army, and the return gunfire following surrender by the United States Army, that started the American Civil War.
In 1862, Confederate and Union troops in the Civil War clash near Maryland's Antietam Creek in the bloodiest single day in American military history. The Battle of Antietam marked the peak of Confederate General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the Northern states.
The Battle of Geetysburg
The Siege of Vicksburg was a major victory for theUnion during the Civil War. The Union Army surrounded the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi and eventually took control. The siege took much longer than your typical battle. It began on May 18, 1863 and lasted over a month until July 4, 1863.
Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Court House
The Emancipation Proclamation granted freedom to the slaves in the Confederate States if the States did not return to the Union by January 1, 1863. In addition, under this proclamation, freedom would only come to the slaves if the Union won the war. By the President of the United States of America: A Proclamation.
The Battle of Gettysburg, fought in July 1863, was a Union victory that stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. More than 50,000 men fell as injurys during the 3-day battle, making it the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.
On April 9, 1865, near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.