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Major Battles of the Civil War

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What were the years of the Civil War? 1861-1865
On what date did the Civil War begin? April 12, 1861
On what date did the Civil War end? April 9, 1861
Where did the Civil War start? Ft. Sumter in Charleston, SC
What two European countries did the Confederacy hope to get help? France and Great Britain
Did the Confederacy get help from Great Britain and France? No
What Union general carried out the destructive March to the Sea? Gen William T. Sherman
What was the main reason the North defeated the South in the Civil War? The Union cut off Southern trade with Europe, so there was little money.
Who was the president of the US during the Civil War? Abraham Lincoln
How did the Union navy prevent Confederate trade of cotton? Established a blockade
How did the Union hope to divide the South? Take the Mississippi River
What was the last capital city of the Confederacy? Richmond
Where did Gen. Robert E. Lee surrender to Gen Ulysses S. Grand, thus ending the Civil War? Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia
What battle ended Lee's first invasion of the North? Antietam
Turning point of the Civil War--Gen. Meade (Union) defeats Gen. Lee (CSA) Gettysburg
What Louisiana city was captured by Union naval admiral David Farragut? New Orleans
What battle showed that Confederates could not be easily defeated? First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas)
How many states seceded from the Union? 11
What were the names of the ironclads who faced each other at Hampton Roads? Monitor (Union) and Merrimack (CSA)
Where was Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson killed? Chancellorsville, VA
Which side won the most battles in the Civil War? Confederacy---but they lost the war
Created by: marthell