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US History Unit 2


Fort Sumter One of four southern forts in union hands. Lincoln would neither abandon no reinforce (only send food). April Confederate troops opened fire on it. United North and brought it into war
Bull Run 1st official battle of the Civil war. The ill prepared Union suffered heavy defeat
Harper's Ferry John Brown's scheme to invade the South with armed slaves, backed by sponsoring, northern abolitionists; seized the federal arsenal; Brown and remnants were caught by Robert E. Lee and the US Marines; Brown was hanged
Appomattox Courthouse This is where Grant cornered Lee in 1865, ending the Civil War
Gettysburg Sight of the last Confederate invasion of the Union. This was a huge battle and the Union won and the South was depleted of supplies and men. This was a turning point of the war
Antietam Site of battle in Maryland that ended Lee's first invasion of the North. Known for being the bloodiest day in the war, and led to the Emancipation Proclamation
Created by: PLHShistory1