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Civil War Battles and Generals

Author: Isabel Castilla
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At this battle General Lee surrendered to General Grant. April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War.
This battle was fought as one of the battles of the "War in the West". Confederates attacked near Shiloh , resulting in many casualties. The Union won the bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
Took place on July 21,1861. This was the first large battle of the war. The Confedeates defeat the Union army. Also known as the battle of Manassas by the confederates.
A Union general in the American Civil War. As a brigade commander in the Army of the Potomac, Howard lost his right arm while leading his men against Confederate forces at Fair Oaks in June 1862, an action which later earned him the Medal of Honor.
He was a Union general. A good example of incompetence and ineptitude that was nothing more than a burden to his men. He even said that he would make a poor general, apparently nobody listened and he was put in command anyway.
McCllelan was in command of Union Army. He chose to land troops in Yorktown. Battles fought through July 1862. Confederates defeat Union led by Joseph Johnston and Robert E. Lee
Almost acccidentally , the Confederates found the Union calvary here. Confederates attacked, making way for the largest battle of the war, lasting three days. The Union won this battle.
General Sherman took command of the Union Army during this battle. Fought on July 22, 1864. Despite the implication of finality in its name, the battle occurred midway through the campaign, and the city did not fall until September 2, 1864, after a Union siege and various attempts to seize railroads and supply lines.
Confederates won this battle, which was part of the rising hope in the South. This was a hopeful time becasue the Union was loosing troops. Stonewall Jackson was accidentally killed by one of his own men at this battle.
He was admitted to West Point in 1858, where he graduated last in his class. With the outbreak of the Civil War, Custer was called to serve with the Union Army.
He was a Confederate general. This general surrendered to general Grant at Appomatox on April 9, 1865.
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First action between United States and Confederate forces, this artillery duel resulted in the surrender of the bastion of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor but no casualties. It served as an indication that the South was willing to fight for federal property it considered to be its own following seccession.
Played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union.retreats away from attacks by General Robert E. Lee's smaller Army of Northern Virginia and an unfulfilled plan to seize the Confederate capital of Richmond.
Lee moved to strike Union territory in Maryland. Confederate messenger dropped a copy of battle plans, later found by a Union soldier. Union then found that Lee's forced were seperated, so Grant attacked. Battle ended in a draw.
He was a famous Union general. After time being a general, he bacame the 18th president of the United States.
Union general in the American Civil War. he ran for president in 1880. Although he ran a strong campaign, he was narrowly defeated by Republican James A. Garfield.
Ulysses S. Grant delivered the city when the Army of Mississippi surrendered after a prolonged siege. In response Lincoln proclaimed "I have found the man who can win this war."
A Major General in the Union Army. He was an American lawyer and politician who represented Massachusetts in the United States House of Representatives and later served as the 33rd Governor of Massachusetts.
A Union general during the American Civil War. He developed a reputation as a slow, deliberate general who shunned self-promotion and who turned down advancements in position when he did not think they were justified.
He achieved the rank of major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He is best remembered for his stunning defeat by Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863.