Civil War StartsThe start of the civil war.
The First Battle of Bull Run
The Battle of New Orleans
Battle of AntietamLee is going to invade the North (first time the south invades the North)
wants to give Virginia farmers a break of having battles in their back yard and wants to prove to Lincoln that a battle can be won on offense
Lee beleives if they can win a sound victory in the north, France and Britain would come to help the south
Union finds Lee's plan wrapped around 3 cigars
Lincoln views McLellan as too hesitant
North and South beleive they won
more of a draw than a win
Battle of Gettysburg1863, this three day battle was the bloodiest of the entire Civil War, ended in a Union victory, and is considered one of the turning points of the war.
Sherman's Total WarAfter the burning of Atlanta Georgia on Nov 15 1864, he marched 300 miles to savannah and arrived there December 22nd 1864, his purpose was to destroy the South's supply chain and morale
The Surrender at Appomattox CourthouseThe surrender at Appomattox courthouse is where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 thus ending the Civil War.