Civil War Battle Charts – Civil War Battle Chart Flashcards

Federal fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina; the confederate attack on the fort marked the start of the Civil War
Date >July 1861North was too slowSouth had better generals4,800 lostNorth Leader: McDowelSouth Leader: Stonewall Jackson (HAD HELPED WIN) and Beauregard
fought August 28-30, 1862,<1> as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee”s Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope”s Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) fought in 1861 on the same ground.

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march 1862, Virginia, this is the 1st ironclad battle to end in a draw, but the union blockade was still kept in tact
This was battle fought by Grant in an attempt to capture the railroad of the South. The battle was fought in the west prevented the north from obtaining an easy victory. However, the Confederates strong resistance showed that they would not go quietly and the war was far from over.
Union gunboats captured New Orleans. Other ships captured Memphis, Tennessee.Results: The Union now controlled both ends of the Mississippi. The south could no longer use the river as a supply line.
a Confederate victory; thwarted the Union”s Virginia Peninsular Campaign of spring and summer of 1862; first battle in which Lee commanded the Confederate Army
Bloodiest single day in American history. Robert E. Lee”s invasion of Maryland is stopped by George McClellan, but McClellan fails to finish Lee off. Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation after this battle.
In Virginia where Lee daringly divided his numerically inferior army and sent Stonewall Jackson to attack the Union flank. This was successful strategy as it was one of the Confederates most successful victories of the war. However, during the battle Jackson was shot and killed by friendly fire which depleted the moral of the confederate force.

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The most violent battle of the American Civil War and is frequently cited as the wars turning point, fought from July 1 – July 3, 1863.
Speech given by Abraham Lincoln which captured the spirit of liberty and morality ideally held by citizens of a democracy. That ideal was threatened by the Civil War.
Two and half month siege of a Confederate fort on the Mississippi River in Tennessee. Vicksburg finally fell to Ulysses S. Grant in July of 1863, giving the Union Army control of the Mississippi River and splitting the South in two
fought from May 5 to May 7, 1864, was the first battle of Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant”s 1864 Virginia Overland Campaign against General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
Fought during the American Civil War from June 1 to June 3, 1864, near Cold Harbor, Virginia, it culminated in the slaughter of more than 13,000 Union soldiers attempting to advance to the Confederate entrenchment. The Confederates lost fewer than 2,000 men, and even they were shocked by the carnage caused by the folly of the Union commanders.

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General Sherman lead a force from Chattanooga, Tennessee to South Carolina destroying everything the Confederates could use to survive. He set fire to South Carolina”s capital, Columbia.


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