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Recapping Civil War

Most Important Battles

Battle NameDateWinnerImportance
Antietam Sept 1862 Draw (Union?) Bloodiest single day in American history, very costly battle. Gives Lincoln push to issue Emancipation Proclamation
Vicksburg May-July 1863 Union Turning point of the war in the West. Union successfully seizes control of the Mississippi river → cuts CSA in half
Gettysburg July 1863 Union Turning point of the war in the East. Union successfully repels the Confederate invasion
Atlanta/Sherman’s March to the Sea Nov-Dec 1864 Union Total Warfare → Union’s goal is to completely destroys the southern
Appomattox Courthouse April 1865 Union End of the War → Lee and the main CSA army surrenders
Which side did most of the winning in the first half? The Confederates
Fort Sumter April 1861 CSA Opening shots of the war
First Battle of Bull Run July 1861 CSA CSA successfully defends its capital at Richmond. Proves to all sides this war will not be quick and easy
Created by: ramosruth2011