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American Civil War Battles in 1861 - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
In 1861, the Battle of Fort Sumter marked the beginning of the Civil War. This chapter describes this battle as well as the subsequent battles that took place that year. Instructors teach through engaging video lessons and are available to answer your questions about these battles. The lesson quizzes help you test yourself and determine your progress. The information included in this chapter covers topics like:
- What the first Confederate victory was and why it was significant
- How the Battle of Ball's Bluff impacted politics during the Civil War
- The Battle of Belmont and its importance to the war
|The First Battle of Bull Run: Summary, Significance & Facts||Illustrate how the First Battle of Bull Run began the Civil War|
|The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications||Outline the actions that led to the Battle of Ball's Bluff and the results of the battle|
|The Battle of Belmont: Summary & Facts||Evaluate the Battle of Belmont and understand why it was significant to the war|
1. The First Battle of Bull Run: Summary, Significance & Facts
The First Battle of Bull Run (also known as the First Manassas) was fought on July 21, 1861. It was the first major battle of the Civil War and resulted in a Confederate victory.
2. The Battle of Ball's Bluff: Summary & Political Ramifications
In this lesson, we will study the Battle of Ball's Bluff, which took place on October 21, 1861. We will examine the actions leading up to the battle, the battle itself, and the political ramifications that occurred as a result of the battle.
3. The Battle of Belmont: Summary & Facts
You're probably familiar with famous Civil War battles like Gettysburg and Antietam, but how much do you know about the Battle of Belmont? This lesson explores main facts about this lesser known conflict.
4. Required Assignments Reminder
Sorry for the interruption to your course progress! We wanted to make sure you knew this course has a written assignment requirement in order to be completed. Read on to learn where to find these assignments and how to submit them.
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Other chapters within the History 306: The American Civil War Era course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Slavery in the Early United States
- The Abolitionist Movement in America
- The Pre-Civil War Sectional Crisis in the U.S.
- Influential American Civil War Writers
- Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America
- Southern Secession from the Union
- Politics, Industry & Economy in Civil War America
- American Civil War Battles in 1862
- American Civil War Battles in 1863
- American Civil War Battles in 1864
- American Civil War Battles in 1865
- Important Figures in the American Civil War
- Military Strategies in the American Civil War
- Life Following the American Civil War
- Reconstruction After the American Civil War
- Required Assignments for History 306
- Studying for History 306