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Civil War Battles

Battle

Description

Significance


Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

(South Carolina)



Why did it happen:

What happened after it:





Union General: Anderson
Confederate General: Beauregard
Winning Side:
How many days:1 casualties: 0


Antietam

(Sharpsburg, MD)



Why did it happen:

What happened (after it):





Union General:
Confederate General:
Winning Side:
How many days: casualties:


Siege of Vicksburg

May-July 1863

(Mississippi)



Why did it happen:

What happened (after it):





Union General:
Confederate General: John Pemberton
Winning Side:
How many days: 1.5 months casualties: not many



Gettysburg

July, 1863

(Pennsylvania)


Why did it happen:

What happened (after it):





Union General:
Confederate General:
Winning Side:
How many days: casualties:



Fall of Atlanta

September 1864


Why did it happen: Total War (what is it?)

What happened (after it):

March to the Sea


Union General: Sherman
Confederate General: Hood
Winning Side: Union
How many days: 1 casualties: 12,000



Sherman’s March to the Sea


Why did it happen:

What happened (after it):





Union General:
Confederate General: None
Winning Side:
How many days:7 months casualties: ?


Surrender at Appomattox

Why did it happen:

What happened (after it):




Union General:
Confederate General:
Winning Side:
How many days: ---- casualties:-----


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