Civil War Battles

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Can you name the Civil War Battles?

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Description Battle
Jackson (Confederate) stopped Hooker's (Union) advance on Richmond; Jackson was accidentally killed by his men while spying
Lee (Confederate), with Longstreet and Jackson, defeated Pope (Union); forced Union out of VG; Chantilly
First Battle
Lee (Confederate) stopped Burnside's (Union) drive to Richmond; Burnside had just replaced McClellan in command of the Army of the Potomac
Winslow, captain of the Kearsarge (Union) sunk Alabama (Confederate), captained by Semmes
Schofield (Union) continued advance to Nashville despite resistance of Hood (Confederate), who tried to get Sherman to follow him into TN
Meade (Union) defeated Lee (Confederate); Longstreet (Confederate) attacked Union's left; Pickett (Confederate) charged Cemetery Ridge at Little Round Top, defended by Sickles and
Thomas (Union) forced Hood (Confederate) to retreat to MS
McClellan (Union) forced Lee (Confederate) to retreat to VG; Union success led to Emancipation Proclamation; French and Richardson (Union) drove Hill (Confederate) out of 'Sunken R
Rodes (Confederate) failed to stop Sheridan's (Union) Shenandoah Valley Campaign
ackson (Confederate) defeated Miles (Union); largest Union surrender of the war
Lee (Confederate) stopped Meade (Union), but Grant continued drive to Richmond; attack on 'Bloody Angle', center of Lee's line
Grant (Union) laid siege to and captured Vicksburg, defended by Pemberton (Confederate); battles at Champion Hill and Big Black River
Description Battle
Beauregard (Confederate), reinforced by JE Johnston, stopped McDowell's (Union) advance to Richmond; Bee gave Jackson 'Stonewall' nickname
Virginia (Confederate) sunk Congress and Cumberland (Union) but was stopped by the Monitor (designed by Ericsson); first ironclads battle
draw between Grant and Meade (Union) and Lee (Confederate); Grant suffered greater casualties but continued towards Spotsylvania
Sheridan (Union) returned from a conference in Washington to lead a counterattack defeating Early (Confederate)
also Elkhorn Tavern; Curtis (Union) defeated Van Dorn (Confederate), protecting MO
also Pittsburg Landing; draw between Grant (Union) and AS Johnston (Confederate); Johnston was killed and Beauregard took over; Buell reinforced Grant; Grant was advancing towards
JE Johnston (Confederate) failed to stop Sherman's (Union) Atlanta campaign
Bragg (Confederate) defeated Rosecrans (Union) at Chickamauga GA Sept. 19-20, but Thomas and Grant (Union) defeated Bragg at Lookout Mountain (Battle above the Clouds, led by Hooke
Lee (Confederate) surrendered to Grant (Union)
Lee (Confederate) stopped McClellan's (Union) Peninsular Campaign; battles included Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Harrison's Landing, Garnett's Farm, Golding's Farm, Savage's Stati
also Murfreesboro; draw between Rosecrans (Union) and Bragg (Confederate); highest casualty rate of the war
also Battle of Fleetwood Hill; largest Civil War cavalry fight; Stuart (Confederate) forced retreat of Pleasonton (Union)

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