Civil War Battles

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  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    At 4:30a.m. the Confederates open fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The war begins.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The Union army suffers defeat. Thomas Jackson earns the nickname "Stonewall" for resisting the Union attacks.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Confederates made a surprise attack on the Union army. Ulysses S. Grants troops were unprepared and with only 13,000 men, but they killed 10,000 Confederates.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    The Union army of 75,000 men suffers a loss to the Confederates of only 55,000 men. Union army retreats.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The bloodiest day in U.S military history. The Confederates are stopped by the superior Union forces.
  • The Battle of Fredericksburg

    The Union army suffers a heavy loss after 14 frontal assaults by the Confederates.
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    The Union army is defeated by a much smaller Confederate army. "Stonewall" Jackson is wounded by his own men.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    This is the turning point of the war as the Confederates are defeated.
  • The Battle of Chickamauga

    A Confederate victory trapping the Union army.
  • The Battle of Chattanooga

    Union victory and one of the most dramatic scenes.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee surrenders at the Appomattox Court House and the war comes to a close.