battles of the civil war

battles of the civil war

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  • Firing on fort sumter 
  • battle of antietam
  • siege of vicksburg
  • The first battle of the civil war, the confederates army defeated Major Robert Anderson's small Union in the unfinished fort in the harbor at Charleston, South Carolina.
  • emancipation proclamation
  • One of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War and remains the single bloodiest day in American history with over 23,000 casualties. The Union had defeated the Confederate army so President Abraham Lincoln used the Union victory at Antietam to make his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862
  • battle of gettysburg
  • Siege of Vicksburg took place in May and June of 1863, in waren country, Mississippi. Ulysses S. Grant's armies entrapped a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. The battle ended with a unions victory but with 37,237 casualties 
  • lee's surrender at Appomattox court house
  • The Emancipation Proclamation, edict issued by U.S. Pres. Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, that freed the slaves of the Confederate states in rebellion against the Union.
  • Gettysburg was a Union victory that stopped Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. It was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, is  was considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863.
  • On April 9, 1865, near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia,  Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant. Before then, his goal was to bring the remaining troops, meet Confederate reinforcements in North Carolina and resume fighting. But  the Battle of Appomattox Court House, lasted only a few hours, which brought the four-year Civil War to an end.
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