Civil War Timeline - by Jack Davies 3rd Hr

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    Civil War

  • Cotton Diplomacy

    Idea that the trade of goods of the Confederate States and Europe was vital to both economies
  • President Lincoln Elected President

    November 6th. South did not like Lincoln and his ideas about the abolition of slavery
  • Jefferson Davis

    Elected President of the Confederate States of America
  • Border States

    Border states between the Confederacy and the Union. They did secede after the Battle of Fort Sumter
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Confederate army attacks the union occupied Fort Sumter near Charleston
  • Robert Anderson

    Union General at Fort Sumter
  • Anaconda Plan

    A plan to effectively "suffocate" the Confederacy by blockading the coast of the South, including the Mississippi River and the Ohio River
  • First Bull Run

    First major land battle of the Civil War. Made the Civil War a reality to most people
  • Stonewall Jackson

    Confederate General. Got his nickname "Stonewall" Jackson during the first Batttle of Bull Run
  • George McClellan

    became General in Chief of the Union army
  • Robert E. Lee

    In early 1861, Lincoln offered Lee the command of the Union Army. He declined, and took control of the Confederate Army against the Union
  • Peninsula Campaign

    McClellans campaign to capture Richmond. Failed
  • Conscription

    Confederate Draft of Soldiers
  • Freedmen

    As union troops advanced further south, the slaves on land capture were freed.
  • Antietam

    Single most Casualties in a single day during the Civil War
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Freed all slaves
  • Vicksburg

    Ulysses Grant's capture of the city of Vicksburg. Gave the Union control of the Mississippi River
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Worst battle. Most casualties in one battle over the entire length of the war
  • George Meade

    Commander in Chief of the Union Army at Gettysburg
  • James Longstreet

    Confederate commander under Lee at Gettysburg
  • Pickett's Charge

    Brutal Massacre of Confederate troops on the final day of Gettysburg
  • Martial Law

    Lincoln's order of Martial Law during war time
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Victorious in the Chattanooga Campaign. Becomes Commander in Chief until end of the war
  • Sherman's March

    March to Savannah, Georgia by the Union Army to surround Richmond
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Where Robert E Lee surrenders to Ulysses S Grant
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Made Slavery illegal in the United States of America, including the South