Major Battles of American Revolution & Civil War

American Revolution

- Lexington and Concord, April 1775

began the war

- Battle at Saratoga, October 1777

American win...assured independence for America

- Winter in Valley Forge, 1777-1778

critical time when soldiers were trained; the hardship the soldiers endured showed their determination

- Battle at Yorktown, May 1781

victory for America which ended the war

- Treaty of Paris, 1783

ended the Revolutionary War

Civil War

- Battle of Fort Sumter, April 1861

first shots of the Civil War

- First Battle of Bull Run, July 1861

first major battle

- Battle of Antietam, September 1862

bloodiest battle

-  Battle of Gettysburg,  July 1863

major victory for the Union; turning point of the war

- Sherman's March to Sea, December 1864

Sherman and his Union troops marched throw enemy territory burning and destroying everything in their path

- Surrender at Appomattox, April 1865

last battle of the war

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