Civil_War_Battles

Civil_War_Battles - The first engagement of the Civil War...

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The first engagement of the Civil War took place at Fort Sumter on April 12 and 13, 1861. After 34 hours of fighting, the Union surrendered the fort to the Confederates. From 1863 to 1865, the Confederates at Fort Sumter withstood a 22 month siege by Union forces. During this time, most of the fort was reduced to brick rubble.
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Fort Sumter Charleston Harbor,  South Carolina Union Commander :  Major Anderson Confederate Commander:    General Beauregard April 12-14, 1861 Casualties:None Winner:Confederate
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Significance: First battle of Civil War. Raised false hopes for a quick  war. Lincoln then asked for  100,000 volunteers. General Beauregard was a  student of Major Anderson  while at Westpoint. ..weird!!
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First Battle of Bull Run July 1861   Public demand pushed General-in-Chief Winfield Scott to advance on the  South before adequately training Union troops. Scott ordered General Irvin  McDowell to advance on Confederate troops stationed at Manassas Junction,  Virginia. McDowell attacked on July 21, and was initially successful, but the  introduction of Confederate reinforcements resulted in a Southern victory and  a chaotic retreat toward Washington by federal troops.
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First Bull Run Manassas, Virginia Union Commander: General Irwin McDowell Confederate Commander:  General Joe Johnston  July 21, 1861 Casualties:  Union-2,446, Confederate-1,600 Winner:  Confederate Stonewall Jackson
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Significance: First large battle  of the war.  Confederates routed  an unprepared  Union   force.   Casualties shocked the North and South . They now believed  the war would not be quick  nor easy . During this battle, General Thomas J. Jackson  earned the name, “Stonewall” by inspiring his  troops to stand firm under the Union attack.
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Shiloh was a decisive and bloody battl. The South needed a win to make up defeats in Kentucky and Tennessee. It also needed to stop the Union’s attack down the Mississippi Valley. Memphis and Vicksburg
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