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The Battle Of Antietam (also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South), fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American History, with almost 23,000 casualties.
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Before the Civil war, the railroad bypassed Appomattox Court House the South Side Railroad, today a part of the Norfolk Southern, was built to the south of town in 1850, and commercial life tended to congregate at the nearby Appomattox station. As a result, the population of Appomattox Court House never grew much over 150, while Appomattox town grew to the thousands. When the courthouse burned in 1892, it was not rebuilt and a new courthouse was built in Appomattox, sealing fate of Appomattox Court House as a town. The county seat was formally moved in 1894.

It’s because the first Battle of the Bull Run, fought on July 21, took place on the McLean farm farther north in Virginia, it can be said that the Civil War started in McLean’s backyard in 1861 and ended in his parlor in 1865, Neither event, however, marked the true beginning or ending of hostilities.
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The Battle of New Orleans was a seven day war battle in witch the Union gained control of the largest Confederate city without a Union soldier dieing. The Battle was fought at New Orleans and St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana between April 25 and May1, 1862, is a major turning point of the American Civil War. New Orleans was captured by the Union without a battle in the city itself early on in the war and thus was spared the destruction suffered by many other cities of the American South.
The political and commercial importance of New Orleans, as well as its strategic position, marked it out as the objective of a Union expedition soon after the opening of the civil War. The Union government for the command of the Western Gulf squadron in January 1862 selected Captain D.G. Farragut. The four Heavy ships of the Squadron were, with many difficulties, brought up to head of the passes, and around them assembled nineteen smaller vessels mostly gunboats and a flotilla of twenty mortar-boats under Commander D.D. Potter. The main defense of the Mississippi River consisted of the two permanent forts, Jackson Fort and St. Phillip Fort. These were of masonry and brick construction, armed with heavy rifled guns as well as smoothbores, and placed on either bank so as to surrounding flats.


On the afternoon of July 21, 1861, in Virginia, near the Manassas, the first major of the Civil war was fought. It was called, The First Battle of Bull Run. Confederate General Beauregard looked through the field glasses and saw a group of soldiers advancing through the battlefield of Bull Run. President Lincoln received a note that said, “The day is lost. Save Washington and the remnants of this army. The routed troops will not reform." The Union lost 460 men killed, 1,124 wounded, and 1,312 captured or missing. The Confederacy lost 387 killed, 1,582 wounded, and 13 missing.” Both the Confederate and Union Generals were planning to attack the enemy at the right flank and a massed attack on the opposite flank. As it turned out, the general least successful in initiating this movement was the winner. After Beauregard retreated, that Federal troops were massing on his left flank, he realized that this must be the main attack so began to shift his own troop dispositions.
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The Second Battle of Bull Run was fought between August 28 and August 30, 1862 as part of the American Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia against Union Major General John Pope’s Army of Virginia, and a battle of and bigger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run. The result of the battle was an overwhelming Confederate victory.
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John Wilks Booth
John Wilkes Booth was born in Bel Air, Maryland, on 10th May, 1838. He was the ninth of ten children born to the famous actor, Junius Brutus Booth. He was a actor. Booth discovered that on 14th April, Abraham Lincoln was planning to attend the evening performance of Our American Cousin at the Ford Theatre in Washington. Booth decided he would assassinate Lincoln while George Atzerodt and Lewis Powell would kill Vice President Andrew Jackson and Secretary of State William Seward. All attacks would take place at approximately 10.15 p.m. that night. John Wilkes Booth died on April 26 1865. He was found in a barn but refused to come out. Some Union Soldiers lit the barn on fire and then he escaped and got shot in the back percing his spinal cord.

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The Battle of Cold Harbor, the final battle of Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s 1864 Overland Campaign during the American Civil War, Is remembered as one of American history’s bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were slaughtered in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified troops of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Grant said of the battle in his memoirs “I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. I might say the same thing of the assault of the 22d of May, 1863, at Vicksburg. At Cold Harbor no advantage what ever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained.”
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The American Civil War 1861-1865 was a separatist conflicted between the United States Federal governments the Union and eleven Southern slave states that declared their secession and formed the Confederate Sates of America, led by President Jefferson Davis. The Union, led by President Abraham Lincoln and him Republican Party, opposed the expansion of slavery and rejected any right of secession. Fighting commenced on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a federal military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.