The civil war was a time when the nation was divided into two groups. The war itself has ravaged the cities and States and saw more than 620,000 losses on both sides. This number exceeds by far dead Americans from the revolution to the war in Iraq.
For military historians, the civil war has had several battles that have defined the character and the personal strategy of various generals. Unlike the battles of today, where modern weapons play an important role, the battles of the civil war were decided by rapid maneuvers and Rapids on the flank of the enemy or to expose and attack a weak side. He said that the civil war had three battles most affected the outcome of the entire war. Among the many battles during these difficult times, these three battles deserve the recognition of all the rest.
The first battle of Bull Run was the first battle of large-scale led by Union and Confederate during the civil war. The battle, fought on July 21, 1861, opposed the inexperienced troops of both sides to the reality of the war. The Union army led by brigadier general Irvin McDowell crossed in Bull Run to Confederate general face Joseph Johnston and P. Beauregard. The battle ended while the Union army fled to Washington DC this displayed battle the lack of preparation of the two armies.
The battle of Antietam, fought on September 17, 1862 was the battle between the armies of the Union and the armies Confederate near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. This battle also marked the first major battle to take place on the side of the Union of the line North / South. Shortly after the battle, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation.
Of all the battles of the civil war, nothing has had a more lasting impact on the outcome of the war from the battle of Gettysburg. Fought July 1 to July 3, 1863, the area around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle according to the largest number of victims of the war with the estimated number of deaths to 57 225 on both sides. The battle also marked the last attempt by General Lee to invade the Northern States.