Fort Sumter is located in South Carolina, and the Battle Of Ft. Sumter was important because it was the first battle of the Civil War.
September 17, 1862
The Battle of Antietam was fought between Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek.
September 22, 1862
The importance of the Emancipation Proclamation was that it set millions of slaves free from their owners, and it allowed Black men to fight alongside the Union Army. 200,000 black men fought with the Union.
Siege Of Vicksburg
May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863
The siege was a major victory for the Union during the Civil War. The Union took the city of Vicksburg, and took Mississippi.
Battle Of Gettysburg
July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863
The Battle Of Gettysburg was won by the Union, and it lasted 3 days. The most brutal, and the biggest day of fighting, was the second day.
November 19, 1863
Even though the Gettysburg Address has only 272 words, it is still one of the most important speeches in American History.
Surrender At Appomattox
April 9, 1865
Lee and Grant met at the Appomattox Court House. This is important because the Battle Of Appomattox Court House was one of the last in the Civil War.
Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
April 15, 1865
Abe Lincoln was watching Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.