Civil War Battles

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Union- Major Robert Anderson
    Who won: South
    Importance: this battle sparked the start of the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    Union- General McDowell
    Confederacy- General Beaureguard and Stonewall
    Who won: Confederacy
    Importance: it was the 1st actual battle and changed the view on the war, and people thought it would be a short war.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Union- General Grant and Sherman
    Confederacy- general Beauregard
    Who Won: Union
    Importance: The union gained control over the Mississippi river
  • Fall of New Orleans

    Fall of New Orleans
    Union- Captain David Farrgut
    Who Won- Union
    Importance: The union had total control over the Mississippi
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Union- General McClellan
    Confederacy- General Lee
    Who Won: Tie
    Importance: Union stopped Lee
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Union- General Burnside
    Confederacy- General Lee
    Who Won: Confederacy
    Importance: South won again!
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Union- Hooker
    Confederacy- Lee and Jackson
    Who Won: Confederacy
    Importance: Stopped Union pan of taking Richmond
  • Battle of Gettysberg

    Battle of Gettysberg
    Union- General Meade
    Confederacy- Lee and Picket
    Who Won: Union
    Importance: It was a turning point for Union
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Confederacy- Everyone
    Who Won: Union
    Importance: Turning point and Confederacy split in half
  • The Wilderness Campaign

    The Wilderness Campaign
    Union- Grant
    Who Won: Union
    Importance;Grant moved towward Richmond
  • Farragut at Mobile Bay

    Farragut at Mobile Bay
    Union- Farragut
    Who Won: Union
    Importance: Farragut never gave up
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    Union- Sherman
    Who Won: Union
    Importance: Destroyed the South's morale
  • Fall of Richmond/Surrender at Appomattox

    Fall of Richmond/Surrender at Appomattox
    Lincoln and his son toured Richmond, and the African Americans praised and followed Lincoln. At the surrender at Appomattox Lee continued to fight but the Union won, and they had to discuss the ending together.