Major battles of the American Revolution and Civil War

American Revolution

Lexington and Concord- 1st battle of the war

Saratoga- turning point of the war, convinced the French to aid the Americans

Bunker Hill- patriots seized Bunker Hill, the British suffered

Yorktown- last battle, Cornwallis surrendered

Civil War

Fort Sumter- first shots

Gettysburg- the northernmost point that Confederates reached, turning point in the east

Vicksburg- turning point in the west

Antietam- bloodiest day of the war

March to the sea- William Tecumseh Sherman marched through Georgia and burned everything except Savanna

Appomattox- Lee surrendered to Grant

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