What was the site of the first battle of the Civil War?
There was no real "first battle" of the Civil war because it started in different states after different battles. For example, the first official shot fired was at Fort Sumter when the confederates attacked unprepared and expecting union soldiers. The first big battle of the Civil War was the first battle of Bull Run/Manassas.
It would be fair to say that the first armed conflict that led to the US Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina. Two reasons standout, one is that US President Lincoln had to believe it was an armed conflict, however, if he thought it was a war, he would not have called for only 75,000 volunteers to enlist for three months. Clearly he expected this rebellion to swiftly be ended and never reach the…
What Battle during the civil war that was witnessed by spectators who ate picnics and watched the fighting?
The Civil War battle site in Arizona was Mesilla. Two battles were fought there: The First Battle of Mesilla on July 25, 1861, when the Union forces under major Lynde were defeated by the Confederates under Lt.Colonel John Baylor. The Second Battle of Mesilla was a skirmish encounter fought on June 1,1862 ended with a Union victory which led to the Federal reconquest of the town of Mesilla