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Civil War Battle Summary

Choose ONE Civil War battle from the following list:

First Manassas
Second Manassas
Antietam
Fredricksburg
Chancellorsville
Gettysburg
Vicksburg
Shiloh
Assault on Petersburg
Cedar Creek
Cold Harbor
Wilderness
Spotsylvania Courthouse

In typewritten form using complete sentences provide the following information about your chosen battle. Use your own words :

1. Name of battle

2. Battle location - be specific. Include a map of the region with the battlefield marked.

3. Strategic importance of battle. Why was victory in this battle important?

4. Summary of battle - see page 183 for an example (Battle of Gettysburg)
-who were the commanding officers?
-how many days did it last?
-what was the order of battle (what happened when)

5. Casualties for both sides.

6. Outcome - who won and lost. What actions occured as a result of the outcome of this battle?

Provide a list of sources used using this format (follow the link). You must use at least two sources NOT including wikipedia.

EXTRA CREDIT: Quotes from diaries, journals or letters written by those present. Period photographs taken during the time of the battle - modern photos will not be accepted. Cite sources for credit.