1861 Where was the battle? The battle happened in Charleston, South Carolina



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Main Facts on the Civil War

Battle: Fort Sumter



When was the battle?

April 12, 1861

Where was the battle?

The battle happened in Charleston, South Carolina

Why was the battle important?

This battle was important because it was the first battle of the Civil War. The Confederate Soldiers fired the first shots on the Union troops inside Fort Sumter.

Who were the important people in the battle?


Union Confederate

Lt Norman Hall Lt Harry S. Farley



Battle of Gettysburg

When was the battle?

July 1 -3, 1863

Where was the battle?

The battle happened in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

When was the battle?

May to September 1864

Why was the battle important?

This battle was important because it was a turning point of the Civil War. Until this big battle, the Confederate Army of the South was moving further North into the Union states. However, the Union Army stopped the Confederate Army and won the battle. The Confederate Army was forced to go back down South. The Union started to win the war after this battle.

Who were the important people in the battle?

Union Confederate

General George Meade General Robert E. Lee



The Atlanta Campaign

Where was the battle?

The battle happened in Atlanta, Georgia

When was the battle?

December 1864

Why was the battle important?

This battle was important because the Union was able to takeover the Atlanta from the Confederate army. Atlanta was an important city for the South because Atlanta was used to ship all of the necessary supplies such as food, clothing, and weapons to Confederate soldiers all over the South. When the Union took over the Atlanta, the Confederate South was not able to send supplies to its soldiers.


Who were the important people in the battle?

Union Confederate

General George Sherman General Joseph Johnson



Sherman’s March to the Sea

Where was the battle?

The battle happened from Atlanta to Savannah

When was this event?

April 9, 1865

Why was the battle important?

This battle was important because George Sherman of the Union Army was able to take over the Savannah and the South. The battles in Sherman’s March to the Sea ended the South’s chances and hopes of winning the Civil War.


Who were the important people in the battle?

Union Confederate

General George Sherman General John Bell



Event: Appomattox

Where was this event?

This event happened in Appomattox County, Virginia

Why was this event important?

This event is important because this is when the Confederate South surrendered and gave up to the Union North. The Union Army of the North won the Civil War.

Who were the important people in this event?

Union Confederate




General Ulysses S. Grant General Robert E. Lee













Important People

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth President of the United States. He was in the Republican Party. Lincoln and the Republican Party were against slavery and they wanted it to become illegal. They wanted to see slavery end everywhere including the South. Lincoln was the President of the United States during the Civil War. He signed the Emancipation Proclamation during the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation was the law signed by Abraham Lincoln that ended slavery. He was also a very important person because he inspired a lot of the troops in the Union (North). His most famous speech was the “Gettysburg Address.” In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln honored those soldiers that died at the Battle of Gettysburg. John Wilkes Booth shot President Lincoln on April 15, 1865. However, Lincoln is still remembered as one of the most important Presidents of all time because he freed the slaves in the United States.




Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis was the President was the President of the Confederate States of the South from 1861 to 1865. He was the President of the South for the entire Civil War. He believed that the South should be its own country and independent from the United States. He also believed that slavery should remain in the South. He wanted to give the states in the South more power than the central government in the South. Before he was President of the Confederate States of the South, Davis was a Senator from Mississippi. He was also in the army during the Mexican – American War


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