Civil War

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  • Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Uncle Tom's Cabin
    Publish on March 20, 1852, Uncle Tom's Cabin is a novel written by Harriet Beecher Stowe, which was surprisingly popular among white people in the North. It was an abolitionist novel, vividly dramatizing the slavery in America. A year after this novel was published, it has already sold more than 300,000 copies. The novel widened the viewpoint between North and South.
  • Presidency of Abraham Lincoln

    Presidency of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected in 1861 despite not being included in the Southern ballots. As a republican, his party's anti-slavery outlooked battered feared to most Southerners. Abraham Lincoln was called on to handle both the political and military aspects in the Civil War, which was facing challenges in both spheres.
  • The Battle of the Fort Sumter

    The Battle of the Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter is an island most famous for being the site of the first shots in Civil war. The South California militia bombarded the area which led to surrender of the Unions and the victory for the Confederates. Due to the triumph of the Confederates, they took over the troops for nearly 4 years.
  • First battle of the Bull Run

    First battle of the Bull Run
    It was also known as the Battle of the Manassas. Despite the fact that Union had outnumbered the Confederates, the lack of training and experiences made the First Battle of the Bull Run a Confederate victory. Although the Confederate has won, both sides suffered from tremendous casualties.
  • Battle of Fort Henry

    Battle of Fort Henry
    The Union had made a great effort to gain control of rivers and supply lines of the Confederates. So General Ulysses S. Grant began the attack of Fort Henry in Tennessee. The Union had won the battle and achieved both the Cumberland and Tennessee river, and restricted the Confederates to access both rivers.
  • The Battle of Fort Donelson

    The Battle of Fort Donelson
    This battle took place on February 11-16, 1862. The Battle of Fort Donelson was a major victory for the Union. It also was a crucial battle for making a better reputation for Ulysses. S Grant. The Union's plan for utilizing the Cumberland River and Tennessee River became the essential parts for their victory.
  • Battle of the Ironclads

    Battle of the Ironclads
    Before the Battle of the Ironclads, warships were made out of wood which could be easily sunk by cannonballs. But Ironclad warships were made out of iron, protected with an outer armor and more harder to make it sink with an cannonball. The battle itself was inconclusive with neither of the sides winning but the Battle of the Ironclads improved the values of battles with new warships. The battle had changed the course of the naval warfare.
  • Battle of the Shiloh

    Battle of the Shiloh
    Also known as the battle of the Pittsburg Landing, the battle was a crucial victory for the Union. The Confederates initiated the battle and it seemed that the confederates were winning, but soon it was overturned. Even though the Union had won, they had suffered from 2,000 more casualties than the Confederates.
  • Battle & Capture of New Orleans

    Battle & Capture of New Orleans
    The battle was taken on April 25 till May 1, 1862. The Union already had much more soldiers than the Confederates. From the start the Union were in the winning state by sinking eight ships. Confederate General Mansfield Lovell realized that they weren’t going to last long, and surrendered. After Union had took over the possession of New Orleans, the Confederacy lost their biggest city, an international main port and their control over Mississippi.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Battle of the Antietam, also called as the Battle of the Sharpsburg, was the first Civil War battle that took place on the Union soil. The Union first started the war, and soon General Lee had withdrawn his army back to Virginia.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The battle was fought on December 11-15, 1862. The Battle of the Fredericksburg saw most troops than any other battle of the American Civil War and was a major defeat for the Union Army, and a crucial victory for the Confederates. Although the Union had outnumbered the Confederates, they had twice as much as casualties after the battle. The Union had endured so much loss that they had no choice but to retreat.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln has declared that starting from January 1, 1863 all the enslaved people should be forever free. But the Emancipation Proclamation had its limits in many ways. It only applied to states that have seceded from the United States. Leaving more than 4 million slaves untouched in the loyal border states.
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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a huge victory for the Confederacy. General Lee had made a risky decision to split up his own army into two groups to fight the Union who had twice as many armies than them. The fact that the Confederacy won, has made this battle Lee’s most meaningful and clever achievement.
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    The Battle of Vicksburg

    The Battle of Vicksburg was one of the most successful Union Army's victory in the Civil War. The battle turned out to be decisive Union victory that alternated the reputation for the Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg has been one of the bloodiest battles and had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War. The Union’s victory in the battle has gave the North a major advancement and halted General Robert.E.Lee’s plan to invade the North.
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    Siege of Petersburg

    The siege of Petersburg was a series of battle fought around Petersburg, Virginia. This battle was considered the last major battle that the Confederates fought under General Lee. Both the Union and the Confederates fought fiercely but soon the Confederates came to a stop.
  • Battle of Kennesaw Mountain

    Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
    The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain was an important battle of the Atlanta campaign. This battle caused approximately 3,000 lives dead for the Union, and 1,000 lives dead for the Confederacy. The battle was first initiated by the Union General William T. Sherman, it ended with the victory for the Confederates.
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
    Union started the battle because they wanted to neutralize the important rail and supply backups, which was in the hands of the Confederates. Except for the strategic and military significance, the Battle of Atlanta was also famous for its political importance. The Union’s victory helped Abraham Lincoln get reelected over George Mcclellan.
  • Appomattox

    Appomattox
    The surrender of Confederate General Lee happened after the defeat of the Confederates in Virginia. The confederates were far outnumbered, to begin with, having to lose a lot of the soldiers for the past few weeks. General Lee had concluded that it is better to surrender than to lose thousands of more lives from his army. Although the surrender of Appomattox didn’t particularly end the Civil War, until more Generals surrendered from the South
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln Assassination
    The 16th president of United States of America was assassinated by a well-known actor John Wilkes Booth. Abraham Lincoln was watching a play in Ford's Theater in Washington when he was shot in the head. He was the first American president to get assassinated. Lincoln’s assassination is know for people who were trying to revive the Confederates by getting rid of one of the most important characters in the Civil War.