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Title: Major Battles of the Civil War


1
Major Battles of the Civil War
  • By
  • Danielle
  • Bradley

2
Background
  • The Civil war started due to sectionalism and
    slavery. The first state to secede form the union
    was South Carolina. By February, 1861, there were
    7 seceded states. The seven states adopted a
    provisional constitution for the Confederate
    States of America. They established their
    temporary capital in Montgomery, Alabama.
    Governors in Massachusetts, New York, and
    Pennsylvania quietly began buying weapons and
    training militia units. When Lincoln was sworn
    into presidency he addressed the states about the
    need for peace. Apparently peace wasnt what he
    got.

3
Battle of Fort Sumter
  • April 1213, 1861 was when it took place.
  • 1st battle of the American Civil War.
  • Took place in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina.
  • The Confederate General attacked Fort Sumter at
    430 a.m. after informing Robert Anderson at 330
    a.m. that he would open fire in 1 hour.
  • Robert Anderson agreed to a truce at 200 p.m.,
    April 13, 1861.

4
First Battle of Bull Run
  • The public pushed Union General-in-Chief Winfield
    Scott to advance on the South before adequately
    training his small troops.
  • The attack was on July 21 in Manassas Junction,
    Virginia
  • The southern was victorious in this battle.
  • There were 4,700 casualties in this battle.
  • This battle convinced Lincoln and his
    administration that the war would be a long and
    costly affair.

5
Battle of New Orleans
  • It took place on April 25May 1, 1862.
  • It took place in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • It was the Unions victory.
  • There were luckily no casualties.
  • The Union owning New Orleans was an event that
    had major international significance.

6
Battle of Shiloh
  • The battle of Shiloh is also known as the battle
    of Pittsburgh Landing
  • That was a major battle in the Western Theatre of
    the American Civil War.
  • It took place on April 6-7, 1862.
  • It was fought in Hardin County, Tennessee.
  • About 15,000 people died in this battle.

7
Battle of Gettysburg
  • Took place on July 1-3 1863.
  • Although the Battle of Gettysburg did not end the
    war, or did it attain any major war aim for the
    North or the South, it remains the great battle
    of the war.
  • Here at Gettysburg on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863,
    more men actually fought and more men died than
    in any other battle before or since, on North
    American soil.
  • The Union won this battle.
  • The Confederacy never recovered from their loss
    in this long battle.

8
The war ended and the Union won. Since they
won, slavery was banned and the South did
eventually re-join the Union.
Result
9
The End
By Danielle Bradley
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