Major Events and Battles of the Civil War 2

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  • Firing on Fort Sumter 
  • Battle of Antietam
  •     Announcement of Emancipation of Proclamation
  • The Firing on Fort Sumter happened on April 12, 1861. It was the first major battle of a war that would last longer than most thought it would. Confederates win.
  • Siege of Vicksburg 
  • The Battle Antietam occurred on September 17, 1862. It was known as the "single bloodiest day in US history". Union wins.
  • Battle of Gettysburg
  • On January 1, 1863, president Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. This proclamation made owning, buying, or selling slaves in the union ILLEGAL. Slaves finally had their freedom.
  • Appomattox Court House
  • On May 18 through July 4, 1863, Union forces took over Vicksburg. On July 4th the Confederates surrendered, giving the Union all of control of the Mississippi River.
  • General Robert E. Lee tried to take his army up north to siege control. But before he could attack, the Union found out about it and made sure nobody would be taking their territory. The Union won, showing once again who was the strongest.
  • On April 9th, 1865, the Battle of Appomattox took place in Virginia. This war is significant because it's where General Lee surrendered to General Grant. The Union won the Civil War.
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