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1 Civil War Battles

2 Goals: To be able to identify the major battles of the Civil War. Know the starting point and ending point of the Civil War.

3 1. Fort Sumter 4:30 am, April 12, Lasted 34 hours.

4 1. Fort Sumter 4:30 am, April 12, Lasted 34 hours. Only casualty a Confederate horse.

5 1. Fort Sumter 4:30 am, April 12, Lasted 34 hours. Only casualty a Confederate horse. North surrendered.

6 2. Bull Run (Manassas) First real battle. The North was over confident.

7 2. Bull Run (Manassas) First real battle. The North was over confident. People came with picnics from Washington, DC. Union troops were routed by the South. Casualties: 4,700 2,950 Union 1,750 Confederate

8 3. Monitor vs. Merrimac The first battle between iron ships.

9 3. Monitor vs. Merrimac The first battle between iron ships. The battle was a draw and made wooden warships obsolete. Casualties: Union 24 Confederate

10 4. Antietam The bloodiest single day of the war.

11 4. Antietam The bloodiest single day of the war. The North lost 11,000 men and the South lost 12,000 in 8 hours.

12 4. Antietam The bloodiest single day of the war. The North lost 11,000 men and the South lost 12,000 in 8 hours. Emancipation Proclamation issued a couple of days later. Casualties: 23,100

13 5. Vicksburg Grant captures the town and gains control of the Mississippi River.

14 5. Vicksburg Grant captures the town and gains control of the Mississippi River. The people of Vicksburg resort to living in caves and eating rats to survive. Casualties: 19,233 10,142 Union 9,091 Confederate

15 6. Gettysburg Turning point battle of the Civil War.

16 6. Gettysburg Turning point battle of the Civil War. Lee invaded the North, was defeated, and fought only defensively thereafter.

17 6. Gettysburg Pickett's Charge Casualties: 51,000 23,000 Union 28,000 Confederate

18 7. Petersburg Grant surrounded Lee's army and laid siege.

19 7. Petersburg Grant surrounded Lee's army and laid siege.

20 7. Petersburg Grant surrounded Lee's army and laid siege. The North dug a 511 foot tunnel under Confederate lines and blew a 250 foot- wide hole in the ground. Casualties: 11,386 8,150 Union 3,236 Confederate

21 8. Sherman's March After capturing Atlanta, Sherman's troops marched to the sea destroying everything in a 60 mile-wide path.

22 8. Sherman's March After capturing Atlanta, Sherman's troops marched to the sea destroying everything in a 60 mile-wide path.

23 8. Sherman's March After capturing Atlanta, Sherman's troops marched to the sea destroying everything in a 60 mile-wide path. Casualties: 3,100 2,100 injuries/deaths Union 1,000 Confederate

24 8. Sherman's March After capturing Atlanta, Sherman's troops marched to the sea destroying everything in a 60 mile-wide path. Casualties: unknown

25 9. Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant.

26 9. Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865 Lee surrenders to Grant. Casualties: 700

27 Wilmur McLean The war started in his backyard and ended in his living room.

28 Goals: To be able to identify the major battles of the Civil War. Know the starting point and ending point of the Civil War.


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