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Battles of the Civil War

By EW9538
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter On April 12th, Confederates open fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. Major Anderson of the Union surrenders Fort Sumter, unable to reply effectively. The bombardment on the fort was where the opening shots were fired during the Civil War.
  • Shiloh

    Shiloh The Rebels tried to attack the Union under General Grant. The attack was a pleasent surprise for the north,who were expecting General Beuragard and his troops. Son after the fighting started, Beauregard realized her could not win and retreated, giving the the Union another victory.
  • Tampa

    Tampa A Union gunboat comes into Tampa Bay and demanded the surrender of the Confederacy. Confederates refuse and gunboat opens fire. After continued firing, the gunboat withdrew on July 1st, giving the Confederate an inconclusive victory.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Antietam General McClellan of the Union confronts General Lee of the Confederacy. The battle became the single bloodiest day of the Civil War. Outnumbered, Lee continued to fight McClellan after dark, until his men retreated.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Vicksburg Major General Ulysses S. Grant's army attacks Vicksburg,trapping the Confederates under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4th, Vicksburg surrendered. The Battleof Vicksburg was known as one of the greatest sieges of the Civl War, splitting the South's army in half.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Gettysburg Confederate General Lee fights General Meade of the North. The South charges into Northern land but is forced back. Lee leaves General Pickett and his men, leading to the brave but foolish Pickett's charge. The South is massacred and retreats. The Union army does not pursue them because of casualties on their own side.
  • Athens

    Athens About 600 Confederate soldiers attack Athens, held by about 100 Union troops, around 4:00 A.M.. After a two hour long battle, the South retreats. Union forces, although greatly outnumbered, win the battle
  • Battle of Franklin

    Battle of Franklin
    Franklin General Hood of the Confederacy marches after General Schofield's retreating army. Schofield commands a frontal attack. The battle cause frightening casualties, losing many generals. After dark, six Confederate generals were dead or had mortal wounds. It was a victory for the Union, but more generals were lost than any battle before.