Civil War Battles (Kenneth Eaton)

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    Fort Sumter

    The Confederates opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina, demanding the Union surrender. A union Major later surrenders Fort Sumter and evacuates the next day. A victory for the Confederacy.
  • Blockade of Galveston Island

    Blockade of Galveston Island
    Blockading ships in the Galveston Bay area, sent a ship into the harbor, flying a flag of truce. The intention was to inform the military authorities in Galveston that if the town did not surrender, the U.S. Navy ships would attack; a one-hour reply would be demanded.A major, negotiated with a U.S. for a four day truce to evacuate the women, children, and aliens from the city.An agreement was finalized but never written down, which caused problems.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The Bull Run was actually a small stream that the Union camped at. On the 21st, the Union charged across the stream pushing the confederates back. The confederates later charged back causing the Union to retreat.
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    Second Battle of the Bull Run

    The second battle took place on the same field as the first. Once again, the Union makes the first move and attacks. The plan of the Union failed. The next day, the Union tried again only to be counter-attacked by the Confederacy. The Union again retreated.
  • Battle of Sabine Pass (a river)

    Battle of Sabine Pass (a river)
    ships moved closer to the Confederate targets.That night, the Confederates evacuated. The Union took Sabine Pass.
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    Battle of Shilo

    In Hardin Country, the Union troops stiffened and began forcing the Confederates back.A counter attack was ordered , which stopped the Union advance but did not break its battle line. At this point, Confederate soldiers were falling back. The Confederates continued to fall back realizing that they could not win.
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    Battle of Antietam

    The Confederacy marched into Maryland in a gamble to win the war. The Confederacy was smaller than the Union which caused the Confederacy to forcably surrender.
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    Battle of Fredricksburg

    In Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, a division of the Union tried to repel Confederate forces, but was driven back by a counterattack. On December 15, Union forces called off the offensive and recrossed the the Rappahannock river. The Confederacy gained a victory.
  • Battle of Galveston Island

    Battle of Galveston Island
    Union Forces sailed into Galveston harbor and demanded the surrender of the Confederacy. Because the Confederate forces had no defense force, all they could do was comply. Later on, the battle ended in a truce.
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    Siege of Vicksburg

    In Warren County, Union armies converged on Vicksburg, entrapping Confederate armies . With vital losses the Confederacy was effectively split in half.
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    In the Adams Country,the Confederacy pushed the Union line but was driven back. The Confederacy attempted to take the Union again but was pushed back yet again. They then retreated.
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    Siege of Atlanta

    In Fulton Country Atlanta, a few Confederate soldiers went on a fifteen-mile march to hit the unprotected Union left and rear, east of the city. Union soldiers then led a counterattack that restored their line. The Union troops held, and the Confederacy suffered. The Union was Victorious.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    Two leaders agreed to meet at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Courthouse.
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    Battle of Palmito Ranch

    Union forces promptly led his men off to attack a Confederate camp in Palmito Ranch, Texas. The Union forces attacked the camp and scattered the Confederates.At 4:00 pm, a large Confederate cavalry force, approached and the Federals formed a battle line. The Confederacy hammered the Union line with artillery. To avoid an enemy flanking movement, a Union soldier ordered a retreat. The Confederates take the victory.
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    Battle of Glorieta Pass

    Santa Fe County and San Miguel County, New Mexico, a Confederate force of 200-300 Texans encamped at a Ranch, at one end of the pass. Later on,the Confederates fled and the Union cavalry charged. Confederates held their ground and then attacked and counterattacked throughout the afternoon.The Union had won and, thereby, stopped Confederates in the Southwest. Glorieta Pass was the turning point of the war in the New Mexico Territory.