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  1. Major Battles of the Civil War Kyle Duffy

  2. Major Battles of the Civil War Battle of Antietam Battle of Gettysburg Battle of Shiloh Surrender At Appomattox Quiz Video

  3. Battle of Antietam • September 17 1862, Antietam Creek Maryland • General Lee Moved to strike Union • Battle plans dropped by confederate messenger • Found by Union soldier • Union learned Lees forces were divided • Attacked which ended in draw

  4. Battle of Shiloh • First “War in the West” • General Grant advanced into Tennessee • Confederates attacked near Shiloh • Bloodiest battle resulted from two days of fighting • Union won with greater casualties then south

  5. Battle of Gettysburg • July 1,2,3 1863, Gettysburg Pa • Confederate troops accidently discovered Union troops • Union won • Largest battle lasting three days • Destroyed Lees hopes of fighting in the north

  6. Surrender at Appomattox • Sherman burned through North Carolina to reach Virginia • Lee halted Union and broke Grants line • Union seized Petersburg then Richmond • Stopped Lee from heading to North Carolina • April 9 1865, Lee surrendered to Grant • Appomattox Courthouse

  7. Quiz Who was the General of the Union Army?

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