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Flashcards in Civil War: Major Battles 1861-1865 Deck (16):
1

First Bull Run

Confederate victory made them feel superior and the North realized that the war was not going to end quickly

2

Forts Henry and Donelson

Union victory gave them control of rivers in the western Conf. and closed an important link between eastern and western Conf.

3

Shiloh Church

Union Victory and high casualties transformed attitudes about the war on both sides

4

Seven Days' Battles

Stand-off stopped Mclellan to keep going on to Richmond in the Peninsula Campaign

5

Second Bull Run

Confederate victory reenforced Lee's invincibility

6

Antietam

stand-off stopped Lee from continuing into the North and eliminated Conf. chance from diplomatic recognition which encouraged Lincoln to make the Emancipation Proclamation

7

Fredericksburg

Confederate victory revived morale of Lee's army

8

Chancelorsville

Confederate victory that killed Stonewall Jackson, encouraged Lee to invade the North again

9

Gettysburg

Union Victory stopped Conf. from continuing North which was a major psychological blow to Conf.

10

Vicksburg

Union victory that closed key Conf. port on the MIssissippi and death with a severe blow to Conf. cause

11

Chattanooga

Union victory solidified Union dominance in the West

12

Wilderness and Cold Harbor

2 Conf. victories which had huge losses on Grant's army. the public was against Grant but it wasn't enough for him to withdraw

13

Atlanta

Union victory and Conf. lost key rail depot and industrial center

14

Sherman's March

being nearly unopposed Sherman's army cut a path of destruction through Georgia and South Carolina breaking southern morale`

15

Franklin and Nashville

Union victories in Tennessee effectively destroyed Army of Tennessee

16

Siege of Petersburg

Long stalemate ended in Union victory; led to fall of Richmond and surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox Court House