Civil War

Civil War

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  • First Battle of Bull Run
  • The Capture of Fort Donelson
  • The Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac
  • This Battle was the first major land battle of the Civil War. Irvin McDowell led the Union and McDowell’s troops fought P.T. Beauregard's Confederate troops. The objective was for the Union to capture the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia. The Union was doing well at first but then the Confederate brought reinforcements and the Union had to retreat. July 21, 1861
  • Battle of Shiloh
  • Ulysses S. Grant led the Union to capture Fort Donelson. The Union won this battle. This battle was a very big win for the Union because it opened up rout for the Union into Northern Alabama. Feburary 14-15, 1862
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • This battle was fought near Hampton Roads, Virginia. The first iron war ship was used on this naval battle. There were two iron war ships in this battle and they both survived. This was an opening to a new era of naval battling. March 8-9, 1862
  •                             Battle of Gettysburg
  • The Confederate army was led by General's Albert Johnston and P.T. Beauregard and the Union Army was led by Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederate won the first day then.the Union won the second day, over all the North won. There were about 20,000 casualty. This battle was fought in Tennessee. April 6-7 1862
  • This battle took place in New Orleans. It was a major victory for the Union.  The Union's navy was also included in this battle. The Union tried to take over Fort Jackson and Fort St. Philip but they failed. April 24, 1862
  • General Lee in high spirits began the second invasion of the North. Despite heavy losses the North held their defense and ended Lee’s attempt to invade the North. This battle resulted in the Gettysburg Address and redefined the purpose of the war. July 1-3, 1863
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