Major Battles of the American Civil War

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Major Battles of the American Civil War

Major Battles of the American Civil War

SignificanceThe battle of Bull Run was the first battle in the Civil War. This battle was also the bloodiest battle in American history up to that point. The Union troops tried to seize a vital railroad to gain an upper hand on the Confederates but the Confederates were waiting at Bull Run for the Union troops. The Confederates defeated the Untion toops.

SignificanceFirst battle of the Civil War to be fought in the North, took place near Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. This is the battle that ended the Civil War. With this battle, President Lincoln issued the Procolmation of Emanipation to all slaves.

Dead and WoundedAlmost 850 deaths and more than 4,000 soilders missing in action and/wounded Picture: Judith Henry's house was destroyed in the first battle of Bull Run.

Dead and WoundedUnion Casulties: 23,000Confederate: 28,000 more than a third of the South's army. Picture: President Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address

SignificanceWas considered the turning point in the war. President Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address. President Lincoln giving the Gettysburg Address

The Battle of Gettysburg

Dead and WoundedMore than 22,000 causalties total on either sidePicture: memorial given to the battles in Antietam

Battle of Manasas (Bull Run)

A&E Television Networks, LLC. (2015). The Battle of Antietam. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-antietam A&E Television Networks, LLC. (2015). Civil War: Antietam Photo Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/photos/civil-war-antietam A&E Television Networks, LLC. (2015). The First Battle of Manasas. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/first-battle-of-bull-run A&E Television Networks, LLC. . (2015). Battles of Bull Run. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history/pictures/battles-of-bull-run/ruins-of-railroad-yard A&E Television Networks, LLC. (2015). Battle of Gettysburg. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/battle-of-gettysburg , A&E Television Networks, LLC. (2015). Civil War: Gettysburg Photo Gallery. Retrieved from http://www.history.com/photos/civil-war-gettysburg Picture to Left: Little Rond Top, a mountian named by the Union troops that overlooked the battleground of Gettysburg.

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By: Jade Romberger

The Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of Antietam


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