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Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

First battle of the civil war.

First Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Monitor vs. Merrimac

March 8, 1862 - March 9, 1862

First battle between two ironclad ships. It was a draw.

Antietam

September 17, 1862

Bloodiest one day battle in American history.

Vicksburg

May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863

Siege --> the north gained control of the Mississippi river and split the CSA (Anaconda plan).

Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

Bloodiest battle in American history (as far as american deaths).

Petersburg

June 15, 1864 - April 2, 1865

Siege

Sherman's March to the Sea

November 15, 1864 - December 21, 1864

Was a series of many battles, all of which Sherman won. The battle of Atlanta was important (saved Lincoln the election of 1864) and he burned the city to the ground after he won that cause 100 million dollars in damages. He brought the war to the southern people.