Civil War

By: Tybiaus Harrison Xavier Williams Elliott Whitehead

The civil War

Fort Sumter happened on April 13, 1861. This is when a 33-hour bombardment by confederate cannon, Union forces surrender Fort Sumter in South Carolina's Charleston Harbor. First engagement of the war ended in a Rebel victory.

This was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. On July 16, 1861, the untried Union army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate army, which was drawn up behind Bull Run beyond Centreville.

Union and Confederates

The union flag is on the  left while the confederates is on the right.

Battle of Phillippi

The battle of Philippi was fought on June 3, 1861. This was known as the first battle on land, or first inland battle of the Civil War. It was a minor affair that lasted like 20 minutes and resulted in no fatalities.  It was the first step on George B. Mclellan's road to become commander of the army of the Potomac.

The battle of the big Bethel, happened on June 10th, 1861. This battle didn't amount to much. This was the first land battle in Virginia. Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler sent converging columns from Hampton and Newport News against advanced Confederate outposts at Little and Big Bethel.

The battle of Wilson's Creek was also known as the battle of Oak Hills. This was the first major battle of the Trans-Mississippi. Fought on August 10 , 1861 near springfield, Missouri between union forces and the Missouri state guard.

The battle of hampton road often remembered as the Battle of The monitor and Merrimack , or the battle of the ironclads. Most important naval battle of the American Civil War.

the Battle of Belmont was fought November  7, 1861 in Mississippi country, Missouri. It was the first combat test in the American Civil War for Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

On November 14, Burnside, now in command of the Army of the Potomac, sent a corps to occupy the vicinity of Falmouth near Fredericksburg.

In the summer of 1862, Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg launched an invasion of the key border state of Kentucky, hoping to divert Union attention from the Southern strongholds at Vicksburg and Chattanooga, as well as to encourage Bluegrass State volunteers to join the Rebel army.

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