Significant Battles of the Civil War

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  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    In the battle of Fort Sumter, the leaders were not specific, but the Confederates won. It was important because it sparked the start of the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run was important because it was the first battle and it changed the biew of the war. The Confederacy was lead by General Beauregard and General Stonewall Jackson, and the Union was lead by General Irvin McDowell. The Confederacy won with the Generals.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    In the Battle of Shiloh, the South was lead by General Beauregard and the North was lead by Grant and William Sherman. The Union won and it was important because it was a strategic win for the Union and they gained the control of the Mississippi River.
  • The Fall of New Orlenas

    The Fall of New Orlenas
    In the Fall of New Orleans the Union was lead by Captain David Faragut. The Union won and it was important because it completed the Union control of the Mississippi River and the South couldn't use ports to carry goods.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam
    In this battle, the Union was led by General McClellan and the Confederates were lead by General Lee. Neither side won, but it was important because the Union was able to prevent Lee from moving the war into Northerm lands and it caused the Emancipation Proclomation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    In the Battle of Fredericksburg, the South was led by General Lee and the North was led by General Ambrose Burnside.The Confederacy won and this was important because the South won again.
  • Battle of Chancelorsville

    Battle of Chancelorsville
    In the Battle of Chancelorsville, the Union was lead by General Joseph Hooker, and the Confederates were lead by General Lee and General Jackson. In the end the Confederacy won and this was important because it wuined the plan of the Union attacking Richmond.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    In the Battle of Gettysburg, it started on July 1 through the fourth. The Rebels were lead by General Lee and George Pickett and the Yankees were leGeneral Meade. The Yankees won and this was important because it ended te Confederate hope of help from Britain and France. Also, it was "The Day the South Died" which meant it was a turning point in the war.
  • Seige of Vicksburg

    Seige of Vicksburg
    In the Seige of Vicksburg, the Union was lead by General Grant, and the Confederates were lead by everyone. They needed everyone they could to fight since General Jackson died. The Union won and it was important because it was a major turning point and the confederacy split in half and lost control of the Mississippi River
  • Wilderness Campaign

    Wilderness Campaign
    The Wilderness Campaihn was the bloodiest 6 weeks of the war. Both sides struggled with the conditions and had many casualties.The North was lead by Grant and and they won! This was important because this was when Grant moved toward Richmond.
  • Farragut at Mobile Bay

    Farragut at Mobile Bay
    In this battle, David Farragut led the Union to victory, so obviously they won! This battle was important because the Union took the last Southern port east of the Mississippi.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    At Sherman's march to the sea, the Union wanted to break the morale of the South, so Sherman who lead the North, made his men become destroyers. They burned cities and farmlands, destroyed anything useful to the South, and took food, tore up railroad lines, and fields, and killed livestock. They won the battle and it was important because thousands of enslaved people were freed.
  • Fall of Richmond

    Fall of Richmond
    In the Fall of Richmond, the Confederates and Lee withdrew and the Union moved toward Richmond. Lee lead the Confederates and General Grant lead the Union. The Union won in the end and this was important because since the Union won, the United States would stay together.
  • Surrender At Appotomattox

    Surrender At Appotomattox
    At the Surrender At Appotomattox, Lee lead the Confederates, and Grant lead the Union. The Union won and this was important because the united States got to stay united. Although the Confederates surrendered, Grant gave 25,000 rations of food to feed Lee's troops. April 9, 1865, the Civil War was officially over.