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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
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 1861
- American Civil War Battles in 1862
- 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