The Course of the War, First battle of Bull Rush (1861) (The Battle of…
The Course of the War
First battle of Bull Rush (1861)
The Battle of Antietam (1862)
The Capture of Vicksburg (July 1863)
Battle of Grettyburg (July 1863)
The Campaigns 1864-65
Ulysses Grant was put in charge of all the Unions army.
Grant led the Union army into Virginia. This lasted May - June 1864.
Shermans campaign In Georgia William Sherman was another nation general. Who was traveling into Georgia with a ruthless army to match grant.
Union troop got a bit out of control by robbing and bashing civilians
As the war reached 1865, Grant set up another siege at Petersburg Virginia.
9 April 1865, Robert E. Lee (confederate general) surrendered to General Grant.
1 Jul 1863 – 3 Jul 1863
Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Result: Union victory
Confederate town of Vicksburg, was captured by the Union.
Control of Vicksburg and Port Hudson, in Louisiana, gave the North command of the entire Mississippi River.
Cut Texas off from the rest of the Confederacy. This weakened the South's supply and transport system.
17 September 1862
Location: Sharpsburg, Maryland, United States
From a military standpoint, neither side was a winner in the Battle of Antietam. The North, however, claimed victory as Lee's army was forced to retreat from Maryland and Union soil. Also, Great Britain and France continued to not recognize the Confederacy as a legal nation.
Fought in North Virginia
Union army of 30 000 men, commanded by General Irvin McDowell
Confederate army of 20 000 men, commanded by General Beauregard