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Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    1861-1861
    Fort Sumter was attacked by the south. The fort was in deep trouble until Lincoln sent supplies down to the fort but before the supplies made it to the fort the south attacked at 4:30 AM on April 12. The south ended up winning the battle and crushing the fort to rubble.
    This war effected the North to realize that they need to start kicking it in gear if they want to win the war.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    July 21,1861 was the Battle of Bull Run. McDowell's Union of 10,000 men was trying to flank the confederates of 4,500 men. Around 2,896 men from the union were either lost or killed or hurt. 1,982 men also were hurt, killed or lost. The confederates ended up winning the battle.
    After the battle Lincoln removed McDowell from command and replaced him with George B. McClellan.
  • Shiloh

    Shiloh
    April 6th 1862 April 7th 1862. On April 6, 1862, Confederate generals surprise attacked on Ulysses S. Grant's forces in southwest Tennessee. Both sides lost large amount of men, but it resulted in a Union victory. On April 7th, the Confederates returned to, Mississippi and each side claimed victory. Ultimately, the Confederacy lost even though each side was immobilized due to the high amount of casualties.
  • Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads war started on March 8, 1862 and ended on March 9, 1862. The Northern-built a ship called the Merrimack it was a conventional steam frigate. The union was under the command of Lieutenant John Worden. Nobody really won the battle it was more a draw. 261 union men were killed and 7 confederates were killed.
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    The battle of Antietam took place from September 17th to September 18th of 1862. Robert E. Lee went to Maryland and this is where he encountered General George B. McClellan and they would battles. There were many attacks and counterattacks swept across Miller’s cornfield and fighting swirled around the Dunker Church due to the death of Hooker. Lee chose a very defensive battle ground, but it was dangerous. Lee ended up retreating across the river and he had 10,318 casualties.
  • Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville
    This battles started on April 30th 1863, and ended on May 6th, 1863, This was a battle between General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy and General Joseph Hooker of the Union. General Lee was facing an army nearly twice the size of his own so he decided to divide his up into two. Lee used his divided fronts and attacked General Hooker's army and forced them to retreat across the Rappahannock River. Lee lost his trusted general Thomas Jackson during the battle. This was Lee's greatest victory.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    This took place at Gettysburg, Pa and about 15,000 troops died after the first two days. The battle started July 1st, 1863 and ended July 4th, 1864. On the third day, General Lee and Longstreet scrambled and failed after losing two thirds of their men. There were a total of 51,000 deaths in all and after the battle the south mourned and the North rejoiced.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    This battle took place from May 18th, 1863 until July 4th 1863. eneral Grant would lead the North around Vicksburg to take on General Pemberton and they would isolate 30,000 troops.The city was surrendered on July 4th right after the battle of Gettysburg becasue after two assaults on mid-Mayfield Grant seized all tactics and had control of Vicksburg which gave the North a morale boost.
  • Chickamauga

    Chickamauga
    his battles took place from September 19th, 1863 to September 20th, 1863. This battles ws fought between the Union, under General William Rosecrans, and the Confederacy, under General Braxton Bragg. The fight began in the morning of September 19th, and the Union line was too strong for Bragg's men. Longstreet tried to advance at 11.30 a.m. the next day, but luckily for the Confederacy they were shifting troops. This battle ended in a Confederate victory and there were 35,500 casualties.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    On April 14th, 1864 was Lincoln's assassination. Lincoln occupied a small box at Ford's theatre with his wife and a soldier. John Wilkes Booth slipped into Lincoln's box and shot him with a pistle in the back of the head. On April 26th, the Union discovered where Herold and Booth were hiding in a Virginia farmhouse and set fire to it. Herold surrendered, but Booth stayed in the house being burnt to death.
  • Wilderness

    Wilderness
    This battle took place from May, 5th 1864 to May 7th, 1864. The Union fought against the Confederate corps led by Richard Ewell on the first day. Day two at 5 a.m. the Union's 2nd corps attacked along Plank Road. At noon Longstreet led the Confederates to a strong counterattack. By the next day there were over 17,500 casualties and Grant's force refused to retreat which thrilled the exhausted soldiers in their trenches.
  • The Battle of Spotsylvania

    The Battle of Spotsylvania
    The start of the battle of Spotsylvania was May 8th, 1864 and it ended May 21st, 1864. . On May 19, the Confederates had a failed attempt to flank at Harris Farm.This battle lasted nearly two weeks and there were about 30,000 casualties Two days after on May 21, Grant disengaged and advanced to Richmond.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    November 22, 1864-November 23, 1864 The Sherman’s March was a march after the confederate had lost Atlanta, Georgia to the Union. They were marching towards Tennessee and Alabama attacking Union supplies and railroads. On November 22, 1864 the Confederates and the Union got into a skirmish, the confederate lost 650 men over the Union’s 65 lost men. The confederates government started cutting off Union supply to rebel.
  • Seige of Petersburg

    Seige of Petersburg
    June 9, 1864 – March 25, 1865 The Siege of Petersburg took place in Petersburg Virginia. Petersburg was strong defense for the confederate capital. Robert E. Lee didn’t have nearly as many men as Grant had. This battle ended up in a Union victory.