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Chapt 15: Civil War Battles

Major battles of the Civil War and their significance
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J Swanson

on 4 May 2016

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Transcript of Chapt 15: Civil War Battles

April 12, 1861
Confederate troops fire on Union forces and begin the Civil War
CONFEDERATE WIN
Ft Sumter
1st Bull Run
(1st Manassas)
July 1861
1st major battle
Shows that ...
CONFEDERATE WIN
South can fight
North isn't ready for war
Shiloh
UNION VICTORY
Union gained greater control of Northern Mississippi River
April 1862
2nd Bull Run
August 1862
Union Army pushed out of Virginia
CONFEDERATE WIN
(2nd Manassas)
Antietam
UNION VICTORY
Bloodiest single-day battle in U.S. History
Sept. 17, 1862
Europe refused to help Confederacy
Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation
Union gains control of Mississippi River & cuts Confederacy in half
May-July 1863
UNION VICTORY
Vicksburg
UNION VICTORY
"Turning Point" of the war
Gettysburg
July 1-3 1863
Gettysburg Address comes after
The North renews its commitment to the war

Lee's army takes devastating loss of men
Gen. Sherman unleashes "Total War"
UNION VICTORY
Late 1864
Major RRs and factories destroyed
UNION VICTORY
April 9, 1865
UNION VICTORY
Lee surrenders his army to Grant
Rest of CSA surrenders w/in months
Sherman's
March to the Sea
Appomattox
Courthouse
UNION VICTORY
Civil War Battles
Chapt 15
50,000
casualties

19,000
casualties

22,000
casualties

22,000
casualties

23,000
casualties

23,000 casualties
0 casualties
30,000
casualties

(An approximation including March on Atlanta, Battle of Atlanta, March on Savannah)
1st Bull Run
(1st Manassas)
July 1861
1st major battle
Shows that ...
CONFEDERATE WIN
South can fight
North isn't ready for war
UNION VICTORY
July 1864
Psychological victory for Union
UNION VICTORY
Fall of Atlanta
Ensures Lincoln's re-election
(casualties = killed, wounded or missing)
A graphic illustration of what the North did to the South by the end of the war
The correct way to aim a cannon ...
The
WRONG
way to aim a cannon ...
http://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/american-civil-war-history/videos/gilder-lehrman-gettysburg-address
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