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Civil War

  • President Abraham Lincoln Elected

    President Abraham Lincoln Elected
  • South Carolina Seceeds

    South Carolina Seceeds
    South Carolina was the first state to seceed from the union because they wanted slavery to be legal and did not want to lose any rights over their slaves.
  • Peace Conference of 1861

    Peace Conference of 1861
    Event that featured around 100 leading politicians that tried to stop what would become the Civil War.
  • Abraham Lincoln Takes Office

    Abraham Lincoln Takes Office
    This triggered the secession on South Carolina, the first state to fall away from the Union.
  • Anaconda Plan Established

    Anaconda Plan Established
    The Anaconda Plan is the name widely applied to an outline strategy for subduing the seceding states in the American Civil War. Proposed by General-in-Chief Winfield Scott, the plan emphasized the blockade of the Southern ports, and called for an advance down the Mississippi River to cut the South in two. Because the blockade would be rather passive, it was widely derided by the vociferous faction who wanted a more vigorous prosecution of the war, and who likened it to the coils of an anaconda.
  • Attack at Fort Sumter

    Attack at Fort Sumter
    Confederate forces in South Carolina attacked Fort Sumter after hostilities began to grow from the results of the election. Lincoln and the Republican Party were going to try and stop slavery from expanding passed the states that already allowed it. This cause seven states to seceed for the Union. Lincoln considered this act rebellion and after the confederates attacked Fort Sumter he called for a volunteer army to go reclaim federal property.
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    Civil War

    From beginning of Civil War till the last shot was fired!
  • 7 Days Battles (Viginia)

    7 Days Battles (Viginia)
    The Seven Days Battles was a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 25 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia during the American Civil War. Confederate General Robert E. Lee drove the invading Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, away from Richmond and into a retreat down the Virginia Peninsula. The series of battles is sometimes known erroneously as the Seven Days Campaign. Confederates won the battle. 36,095 were killed during the event.
  • Battle of Stones River

    Battle of Stones River
    Union Forces won the battle. 28,878 soldiers were killed during battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This was a an Executive Order by the Abraham Lincoln that freed 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves that were currently owned in the U.S. It also immediately released 50,000 slaves.
  • Battle Of Chancellorsville

    Battle Of Chancellorsville
    The Confederate Army won the battle. 30,500 soldiers were killed during the battle.
  • Battle Of Gettysburg

    Battle Of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army and ending his invasion in the north. The Union forces won the battle. 42,286 soldiers were killed during this battle.
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
    Confederates won the battle. 34,624 soldiers were killed during the battle.
  • Lee Surrenders to Grant at Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Lee Surrenders to Grant at Battle of Appomattox Court House
    The Battle of Appomattox Court House, fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War.