Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War.
The battle ended the Confederate invasion of Maryland in 1862 and resulted in a Union victory
The proclamation declared "that all persons held as slaves are, and henceforward shall be free."
allowed the Union Army to take control of the Mississippi River from the Confederacy
the union stopped Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North. it was the bloodiest battle of the American Civil War.
the sacrifices of the Civil War is “a new birth of freedom”
General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. grant This signaled the end of the American Civil War
he was was assassinated by John Booth while attending a play in Washington, D.C he was shot in the head as he watched the play