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Civil War Battles

Fort Sumter 1861

On July 1, 1863, Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade moved northward, Lee learned that Meade was in Pennsylvania, Lee concentrated his army around Gettysburg. 30,000 Confederates ultimately defeated 20,000 Yankees, who fell back through Gettysburg.President Lincoln used the dedication ceremony for Gettysburg's Soldiers National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers. The Union won this battle.

Gettysburg 1863

Antietam 1862

Atlanta 1864

Vicksburg 1862

Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee had been trying to wrest away the strategic Confederate river fortress of Vicksburg, Mississippi. In late April 1863, Grant undertook a new and bold campaign against Vicksburg and the Confederate defenders under John Pemberton. In the North, the Union was celebrating their victory, while the South were terrified that they had lost the battle.

Fort Moultrie near the mouth of Charleston Harbor. On December 26, Anderson moved his command to Fort Sumter, an imposing fortification in the middle of the harbor, At 2:30 AM on April 13, 1861, Major Anderson surrendered the Fort. The next day, the Union troops evacuated. Although there were no deaths in this battle, this would be the start of a long and bloody war. So the Confederates won the battle.

On September 16, 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and his Union Army confronted Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia in Maryland. Union corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee’s left flank that began the Battle of Antietam, and the single bloodiest day in American military history. This hard-fought battle, Lincoln gave the “victory” to the South and brought upon the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood. The Union won the battle of ATL by burning down all of ATL.

By. Josue Flores


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