Major Battles of American Revolution & Civil War

By: Tara Yeakey & Anabel Bordelon


American Revolution

•Lexington and Concord- first battle of the Revolutionary War "shots heard around the world"

•Bunker Hill- taking of Boston by British early in the war

•Saratoga- forced major British army to surrender

•Yorktown- last major battle of the Revolutionary War

  • Fort Sumpter- started Civil War
  • Bull Run- first Confederate victory
  • Shilo- bloodiest day
  • Vicksburg- Confederate surrender; cut off Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana from the Confederacy
  • Gettysburg- turning point in the war; Union victory
  • Chatanooga- 3 battles; Union victory; Grant defeated South
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