Ch 11: American Civil War Battles in 1863

About This Chapter

The engaging video lessons in this chapter will teach you about the Civil War battles that took place during 1863. Quizzes at the end of the chapter help you test your knowledge of the subject.

American Civil War Battles in 1863 - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

This chapter dives into the American Civil War battles that took place in 1863. Each lesson will describe these important battles as well as their outcome. Instructors will explain the events of famous battles like the Battle of Gettysburg. Videos will be used to teach you the essential facts about this time period in the American Civil War. Throughout the chapter, you can test your knowledge with quizzes. These lessons include topics like:

  • The goals of the Union and the Confederacy during 1863
  • What took place during the famous Battle of Gettysburg
  • How the Union was able to finally take control of the Mississippi
  • The most important battles in Tennessee and why they are noteworthy

Video Objective
The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome Compare the strategies of both the Union and the Confederacy in this battle.
Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome Distinguish the events of the three-day battle that took place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson Evaluate the Union's attempt to take control of the Mississippi and the Confederates' difficult surrender.
The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville Explain three important Tennessee battles and their impact.

5 Lessons in Chapter 11: American Civil War Battles in 1863
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The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome

1. The Battle of Chancellorsville: Summary & Outcome

In this lesson, we will explore the Battle of Chancellorsville. We will focus especially on the plans and goals of the Union and the Confederacy and the execution and outcome of the battle.

Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome

2. Battle of Gettysburg: Summary & Outcome

In this lesson, we will study the famous 3-day battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. We will briefly examine the battle's beginnings, each of its three days, and its aftermath.

Primary Source: Letter from Gen. Robert E. Lee to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 1863

3. Primary Source: Letter from Gen. Robert E. Lee to Confederate President Jefferson Davis, 1863

After losing the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863, Robert E. Lee wrote President Jefferson Davis a letter outlining his situation. It offers insight into the state of the army, Lee's personal thoughts, and the relationship of the two men.

Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson

4. Control of the Mississippi: the Fall of Vicksburg and Capture of Port Hudson

In this lesson, we will hear the story of the fall of Vicksburg and the capture of Port Hudson. Vicksburg and Port Hudson were Confederate strongholds on the Mississippi River, and as we shall see, the Union had a difficult time bringing them under federal control.

The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville

5. The Fight for Tennessee: Battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga & Knoxville

In this lesson, we will discuss the military campaign in Tennessee, including the battles at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville. We will also see how the progress of the Civil War was affected by this important campaign.

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