Civil War Battles

Why did the North Win?

It is important to investigate individual battles of the Civil War to better understand how the advantages and strategies of the Confederate and Union armies impacted the course and eventual outcome of the war. While investigating these 12 major battles and events, please keep in mind the guiding question, "Why did the North win?"

1. Battle of Fort Sumter

3. Monitor v. Virginia (Battle of the Ironclads)

11. Sherman's March to the Sea

12. Appomattox Courthouse (Lee's Surrender)