Weddle History Civil War Timeline

Timeline created by coppezac
In History
  • Civil War Starts

    The start of the civil war.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

  • The Battle of New Orleans

  • Battle of Antietam

    Lee 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 Gettysburg

    1863, 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 War

    After 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 Courthouse

    The surrender at Appomattox courthouse is where Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 thus ending the Civil War.