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Ch 9: American Civil War Battles in 1862

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Watch the engaging video lessons in this chapter to learn about the Civil War battles of 1862. After the lessons, test your knowledge of the material with quizzes.

American Civil War Battles in 1862 - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

The year 1862 was a year of many deadly Civil War battles and an important year in the history of the United States. The lessons in this chapter take you through the vital battles of 1862 and how they impacted U.S politics. Instructors use engaging video lessons to teach you about conflicts including the Battle of Shiloh and the bloody Battle of Antietam's part in the Emancipation Proclamation. Quizzes through the chapter will be available for you to test your comprehension of the essential facts. Topics in this lesson include:

  • How the Battle of Hampton Roads was important to naval warfare
  • The Union's major successes in battle during 1862
  • How the West was imperative for a victory in the Civil War
  • What battles were helpful for the Confederate army's movement north during 1862
  • How some battles were significant politically in 1862

Video Objective
The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences Illustrate the importance of The Battle of Hampton Roads and how it changed naval warfare.
The Battle of Fort Donelson: Summary & Consequences Outline the strategy that helped the Union at this important battle and how it impacted the Confederacy.
The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events Measure the significance of Western territories during the Civil War.
The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved Analyze the Battle of Shiloh and the mass casualties that the battle left behind.
The Fight for the Mississippi River in 1862: Summary, Lesson & Quiz Summarize how controlling the Mississippi River was vital to beating the Confederacy in the Civil War.
The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts Assess how this battle allowed Robert E. Lee to push forward into the North during the war.
The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance Connect how the bloodiest one-day battle in American history led to the Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battle of Fredericksburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance Analyze the Confederate victory at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome Explain the Battle of Stones River from its planning stages to its end.

9 Lessons in Chapter 9: American Civil War Battles in 1862
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The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences

1. The Battle of Hampton Roads: Summary, Causes & Consequences

The Battle of Hampton Roads was a naval battle that occurred off the coast of Virginia on March 8 and 9, 1862. It featured the ironclad warships the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia, and helped to usher in a new era of naval warfare.

The Battle of Fort Donelson: Summary & Consequences

2. The Battle of Fort Donelson: Summary & Consequences

As the Civil War began, the Confederacy seemed to be winning most of the major battles. This started to change with the Battle of Fort Donelson, under the leadership of the relatively inexperienced Ulysses S. Grant.

The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events

3. The Civil War West of the Mississippi River: Summary & Major Events

West of the Mississippi River, the Civil War was a struggle for territory and border states that lacked much of the bloodshed in the east, yet was still important to the war's outcome. This lesson will cover some of the key events of this theater of the war.

The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved

4. The Battle of Shiloh: Conflict, Outcome & Generals Involved

The Battle of Shiloh was fought on April 6 and 7, 1862. Confederate forces launched a surprise attack against Union troops, but Union forces ultimately hung on and won. There were well over 23,000 casualties in the two days of fighting.

The Fight for the Mississippi River in 1862: Summary & History

5. The Fight for the Mississippi River in 1862: Summary & History

The Mississippi River was key to defeating the Confederacy in the Civil War. Union forces made great strides at controlling the river in 1862, achieving success at places such as Island Number Ten, Memphis, and New Orleans. Learn about the fight for the Mississippi River in this lesson.

The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts

6. The Second Battle of Bull Run: Summary & Facts

Second Battle of Bull Run was fought on August 28 and 29, 1862. It was a major Confederate victory that gave Robert E. Lee the momentum necessary to push north into Northern terrritory. There were over 22,000 combined casualties during the battle.

The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance

7. The Battle of Antietam: Conflict, Outcome & Significance

The Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. It was the bloodiest single day battle in American history, with over 23,000 casualties. The Union victory there led to the Emancipation Proclamation.

The Battle of Fredericksburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance

8. The Battle of Fredericksburg: Summary, Timeline & Significance

The Battle of Fredericksburg, fought December 13, 1862, was a major Confederate victory and one of the most lopsided defeats of the Civil War for Union forces. The battle had over 18,000 casualties.

The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome

9. The Battle of Stones River: Summary & Outcome

This lesson will describe the Battle of Stones River or Murfreesboro, which took place on December 31, 1862, and January 2, 1863. We will examine the events and plans that led up to the battle, its progress, and its outcome.

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