North vs south

Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    First shots of the Civil War were fired here. Lincoln sent supplies to the fort after being warned not to do that. Ships in the harbor opened fire on the fort. No one was injured so it wasn't really the first battle.
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  • First Bull Run or First Manassas

    First Bull Run or First Manassas
    First battle of the Civil War. People came out to watch but soon scurried out of the way because the battle was more intense than anticipated. If the South had pressed on, they might have taken the capital and ended the war before it even started.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Union victory convinced the British not to help the Confederacy.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Turning point of the Civil War because the South could no longer replace the men they lost. Union victory.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse