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Western Theater of the Civil War

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Historian Eric Jacobson discusses the important battles and leaders of the Western Theater, and the significance of the War in the West. Civil War Trust

VIDEO | Historian Eric Jacobson discusses the important battles and leaders of the Western Theater, and the significance of the War in the West.

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Shiloh, TN | April 6, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
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Union
13,047
Confed.
10,669
Vicksburg, MS | May 18, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
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Union
4,910
Confed.
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Lookout Mountain, TN | November 23, 1863
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
13,824
Union
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Confed.
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Gulf Shores, AL | August 2, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties
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Union
322
Confed.
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Fort Oglethorpe, GA | September 18, 1863
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
34,624
Union
16,170
Confed.
18,454