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civil war facts
Civil War Facts
  • The war began when Confederate warships bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter, South Carolina on April 12, 1861. The war ended in Spring, 1865. Robert E. Lee surrendered the last major Confederate army to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865.
the battle of vicksburg
The Battle of Vicksburg
  • May 18 – July 4, 1863
  • June 25, Union Soldiers explode 1000kg of powder under Vicksburg defenses
  • General Fitz John Porter dishonorably discharged
  • Another major event in the Civil War
  • Critical battle for the Union to control the Mississippi river and make way to Richmond
the battle of gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg
  • July 1-3, 1863
  • Confederate causalities in dead, wounded and missing were 28,000 out of 75,000. Union casualties were 23,000 out of 88,000.
  • One of the deadliest wars in U.S. history
  • Stopped the south from advancing to the North
  • Gettysburg is also the place for Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg Address
sherman s march
Sherman’s March
  • November 1864 – December 1864
  • The march started in Atlanta, Georgia and ended in Savannah, Georgia
  • General Sherman destroyed military targets as well as industry infrastructure, and civilian properties. Total devastation!
  • Also called the March to the Sea
  • Purpose: Frighten Georgian’s to abandon Confederate cause
the civil war ends
The Civil War Ends
  • The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865 at Appomattox Courthouse
  • The 13th Amendment was ratified abolishing slavery proposed by President Abraham Lincoln who was later assassinated by John Wilkes Booth