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When was the battle of Antietam?

September 17, 1862 Union General McClellan attacks the Confederates

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Goal of each side in the Battle of Antietam was...

The Unions goal was to have a military victory so Lincoln could issue the Emancipation Proclamation
Confederates goal was to capture a gun factory in Harpers Ferry

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What were the phases of Antietam and who was the leader (last names)...

The Cornfield-
-Union leader: Hooker
-Confederate leader: Jackson
"Bloody Lane"
-Union Leader: Sumner
-Confederate leader: Gordon
The Stone Bridge
-Union leader: Burnside
-Confederate leader: Tombs

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Campaign

Long lasting, large scale, significant military plan

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What were dates of Gettysburg?

Battles started on July 1, 1863- July 3, 1863

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What happened on day three in Gettysburg

-Union troops fired cannons to surprise the Rebels, who waited to attack the Federals
-the Confederates charged at the Federals only to be pushed back, and later open fired cannons on the Union troops on the Ridge, which missed
-Federals then acted like cannons were knocked out
-Pickett's Troops had begun to charge and the Union army beat them back

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Who were the Union generals of the battles

General George B. McClellan, Antietam
General Joseph Hooker, Antietam
General Edwin Vose Sumner, Antietam
General Ambrose Burnside, Antietam
General George Meade, Gettysburg

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Who were the Confederate General in the battles

General Robert E. Lee
General Richard Ewell, Gettysburg
General James Longstreet, Gettysburg
General George Pickett, Gettysburg
General Stonewall Jackson, Antietam
General John Brown Gordon, Antietam
General Robert Toombs, Antietam

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Gettysburg Address

A speech given by Lincoln on November 19, 1863 to dedicate the cemetery to the soldiers that fought in the Battle of Gettysburg

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Emancipation Proclamation

It was a document that freed slaves in Confederate states, in January 1, 1863.

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January, 1861

The South Secedes when Lincoln is elected

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March, 1861

Lincoln's first Inauguration

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April, 1861

Attack on Fort Sumter

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June, 1861 (the first one)

West Virginia becomes a state

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June, 1861(the second one)

Four slave states stay in the Union

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July, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run

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September, 1862

Battle of Antietam

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January, 1863

Emancipation Proclamation

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July 1-3, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

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July, 1863

Attack on Fort Wagner

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November-December, 1864

General William T. Sherman's march to the sea

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November, 1864

Lincoln is Re-Elected

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The first April, 1865

Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

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The second April, 1865

Lincoln is assassinated

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What was day one like at Gettysburg

The Confederates had just encountered the Union troops and pushed them back through the town

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What was day two like in Gettysburg

-Union troops would hold their position on the ridge which has given the Union time to strengthen position
-Confederate troops attacked and gained some land but not Cemetery Ridge