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Civil War Battles

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  • Battle of Fort Sumter South Carolina, April 12, 1861
  • Union general Robert Anderson moved his troops to Fort Sumter and surrendering giving the Confederates the victory
  • Battle of Antietam Maryland, September 17, 1862
  • General E. Lee and George McClellan faced off near Antietam Sharpsburg, Maryland.First battle on northern soil
  • Battle of The First Bull Run Virgina, July 21,1861
  • Also known as the battle of Manasses. The first major battle of the civil war, a month after Lincoln's inauguration,Confederate troops fired at federal troops on Fort Sumter, with Confederacy victory.
  • Battle of Shiloh April 6,1862
  • 40,000 Confederate soldiers under command of general Albert Sydney Johnston poured out the woods near Pitsburg landing and Tennessee river struck a line of Union soldiers causing more than 23,000 casualties with confederate victory.
  • Battle of Vicksburg Vicksburg, May 1862
  • Vicksburg General Ulysses S. Grant's army invested the city capturing a confederate army under Lt. Gen. JOhn Pemberton.The Confederacy surrendered with a Union victory.
  • Surrender at Appomattox
  • On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert e lee surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the front parlor of Wilmer McLean's home in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, effectively ending the American Civil War.
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