Civil war

Civil War Battles

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Sumter was one of the two forts left under Union control after the South seceded. It was a strong fort, and was made specifically for naval defense. On April 12th, 1861, after the Union refused to evacuate the fort, the Confederates opened fire upon the fort. After about 34 hours of constant artillery bombardment, Major Anderson surrendered. The troops exited the fort with a 100 gun salute, and waved the federal flag. There were no casualties, except for an accidental explosion which killed one
  • First Bull Run

    First Bull Run
    Brigadier General Irvin McDowell was ordered to atack the confederate and push to richmond. they struck on july 21 an tried to flank the confederate. 10000 union soldgers pushed back the reables. the confederit won but they wernt able to push on and keep atacking the union because they wernt organised.
  • Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads
    The battle of Hampton Roads commenced on March 9th, 1862. It was a lot different from any of the other battles, because it involved a new kind of warship, Ironclads. These warships are covered in iron plated armor to protect themselves from enemy fire. , it ended on March 9th at about 12:30 pm. This battle started a new era in naval warships, and had proven how much armoring a vessel can help.
  • shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh was the second great engagement of the Civil War. Confederate generals launched an attack on Ulysses S. Grant's forces in Tennessee on apr 6. there were 23000 casualties. the confederate clamed victory and so did the union but they both had high casualties.
  • Antietam

    Generals Robert E. Lee and George McClellan faced off in antietam creek near sharps burge. it was a battle that ended in high causialties each side lost more then 10000 men. it was the worst one day battle.
  • Fredericksburg

    On December 11th, 1862, the replacement for McClellan, Burnside, was ordered to move his troops across the Rappahannock River, and attack Lee and his forces. Lee had sufficient time to fortify himself, and receive reinforcements from Stonewall Jackson. Burnside and his force of 120,000 attacked the heavily defended city of Fredericksburg. The Union lost 13,000 soldiers, whereas the Confederacy lost less than 5,000. The battle lasted until December 13th.
  • Chancellorsville

    This battle lasted from April 30th to May 6th 1863. Joseph Hooker was bitterly defeated by General Lee, even though he outnumbered Lee, nearly doubled him. This battle took place in the Virginia wilderness, and proved the incompetence of the Union Generals to press their advantage. Soon, Lee was backed up by Stonewall Jackson and his forces, and attacked the Union at Chancellorsville. Since the Union did not press its advantage in the beginning of the battle, due to the confusion of orders, the
  • Gettysburg

    July 1st, 1863, the Confederate forces led by Robert E. Lee moved to attack the Union on their own land. He was met by General Meade, who was the predecessor to Joseph Hooker. The armies met, and the battle lasted for about three days. It had caused the Union 23,000 men. The Confederates lost 28,000 men. The battle ended on July 3rd. This battle showed that General Lee could be defeated.
  • vicksburgh

    in the spring of 1862 in July 1863, Union forces atacked the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg. vicksburgh was a key point fo defending the mississippi.on may 18 grant made it to vicks burg wich was defeated july 4.
  • Chickamauga

    durring late summer in the western theater there was a struggle for the railway at Chattanooga Tennessee.General William Rosecrans want agenst Braxton Bragg a confederit was one of the largests battles in the west wit the union loses at 16000 and the confederate loses at 20000 but it was a confederate victory.
  • wilderness

    Ulysses S. Grant appointed chief of all Union armies planed a major offensive to atack richmont, the battle started on may 5. the union took more casulties the the confederet allmost dubble but grant told lincolin he would keep fighting .
  • Spotsylvania

    Union general Grant, decided to quickly attack the Confederacy. Lee was already prepared for this, and this small court town saw some intense fighting. The battle lasted from May 8th to may 21st. Grant sent a battle report back to D.C. The growing casualty reports for the Union was beginning to make the public feel uneasy.
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    Sherman’s March to the Sea
    September 2nd, 1864 General Sherman and his forces attacked the major railroad, and commerce city of Atlanta. With the capture of this city Sherman planned to march his forces through Georgia and pillage the state and destroy the Confederacy’s morale even more. Sherman split his forces, and sent Major General George Thomas to attack the city of Nashville. Sherman sent a message to the South, not to challenge the Union. His march ended on December 21st 1864
  • siege of petersburg

    siege of petersburg
    union leader Ulysses S. Grant went against general Robert E. Lee in a series of military operations in southern Virginia from june 9 1864 to Mar 26 1865. this was the unions last push to stoping the confederate. this was important becaues petersburgh was an important railway. after the union won this victory a surrender was made april 9th.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln was the Union president during the war, and is a large part of the reason why they had won. He used his new technology and industry to bring about the Confederacy’s defeat. On April 14th 1865, Lincoln was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. Although he broke his leg,This would affect the government of the time and any major decisions until the next vice-president could step into office.