Civil War By: Ashley Farr

  • Battle of Fort Sumter S.C.

    Battle of Fort Sumter S.C.
    Location: Charleston County, South Carolina
    Result: Confederate victory; Beginning of the American Civil War.
    Leaders: Robert Anderson; P. G. T. Beauregard
    Abraham Lincoln was the president.
    There was widespread support from both North and South for further military action.
  • First battle of Bull Run

    First battle of Bull Run
    It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
    Leaders: Irvin McDowell; Joseph E.Johnston; PGTBeauregard
    Location: Fairfax County and Prince William County, Virginia
    Confederate reinforcements under Brig. Gen. Joseph E. Johnston arrived from the Shenandoah Valley by railroad and the course of the battle quickly changed
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Hardin County, Tennessee
    40,000 troops
    Major General Ulysses S. Grant and Major General Don Carlos Buell were the leaders in this battle. The Union won the war.
  • The Second Battle of Bull Run

    The Second Battle of Bull Run
    Location: Prince William County, Virginia
    Leaders: John Pope; Robert E. Lee
    The First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) fought in 1861 on the same ground. Pope became convinced that he had trapped Jackson and concentrated the bulk of his army against him.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Location: Sharpsburg, Maryland
    Leaders: George B. McClellan; Robert E. Lee
    Result: Tactically inconclusive; strategic Union victory
    Was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with 22,717 dead, wounded and missing on both sides combined .
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Leaders: George G. Meade; John F. Reynolds; Robert. E. Lee
    Location: Adams County, Pennsylvania
    Result: Union Vicktory
    Elements of the two armies initially collided at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, as Lee urgently concentrated his forces there, his objective being to engage the Union army and destroy it
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Leaders: Ulysses S. Grant; John C. Pemberton
    Result: Decisive Union victory
    Location: Warren County, Mississippi
    Was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
  • Battle of Wilderness

    Battle of Wilderness
    Union: Lt. Gen Ulysses S. Grant
    Confederate: General Robert E. Lee
    Location: Spotsylvania and Orange Counties, Virginia
    The battle took weeks before it ended. It forced Robert E. Lee's troops to go back in defense.
  • Battle of Spotsylvania

    Battle of Spotsylvania
    Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia
    The second major battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's 1864 Overland Campaign.
    The battle was inconclusive.
    Leaders: Ulysses S. Grant; George G. Meade; Robert E. Lee
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    Location: Hanover, Virginia
    Result: ConfederateVictory
    Leaders: Ulysses S. Grant; George G. Meade; Robert E. Lee
    Confederate reinforcements arrived from Richmond and from the Totopotomoy Creek lines.
  • Shermans March to the Sea

    Shermans March to the Sea
    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864 by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army in the American Civil War.
  • Appomattox CourtHouse

    Appomattox CourtHouse
    Leaders: Ulysses S. Grant Robert E. Lee
    Location: Appomattox, Virginia
    The Appomattox Courthouse is the current courthouse in Appomattox, Virginia built in 1892.