Civil War Timeline

  • Election of Lincoin

    Election of Lincoin
    lincoln did very well he had 40 percent of the popular vote and he had won a land slide victory in the electoral college
  • south carolina

    south carolina
    south carolina secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Mississippi

    Mississippi
    mississippi follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Florida

    Florida
    Florida follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Alabama

    Alabama
    Alabama follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Georgia

    Georgia
    Georgia follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Louisiana

    Louisiana
    Louisiana follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Texas

    Texas
    Texas follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • FT. Sumter

    FT. Sumter
    The bomebardment of Ft.sumter was the opening engagement of the american civil war
  • Virginia

    Virginia
    Virginia follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    Harrpers Ferry is when the confederate tuck over an armory and arsenal from the union and head to maryland
  • Arkansas

    Arkansas
    Arkansas follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • North Carolina

    North Carolina
    North Carolina follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee
    Tennessee follow south carolina in secession from the union to become a confederate state
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    the union had successful at takeing over till the confederate reinforcements got there
  • The Shenandoah Valley

    The Shenandoah Valley
    The Shenandoah Valley was the second main battle ground in Virginia Separated from the rest of the state by the Blue Ridge Mountains, its crops were a key part of the Confederate supply chain, especially for the crucial army of North Virginia.
  • First Battle of Kernstown

    First Battle of Kernstown
    McClellan he decided to risk an attack on what he thought was Bank’s rearguard south of Winchester, at the northern end of the valley. Kernstown, first battle of, 23 March 1862 Instead of attacking a small rearguard, Jackson’s 4,200 men found themselves up against a complete division, 9,000 strong.
  • Battle of Cross Keys

    Battle of Cross Keys
    After forcing General Banks’s out of the valley after the battle of Winchester. Jackson briefly moved towards the Potomac, before turning south in an attempt to escape from the Union counterattack
  • Battle of Port Republic

    Battle of Port Republic
    After the fighting at Cross Keys and Port Republic, both sides pulled back. Fremont and Shields were pulled further back up the valley, while Jackson moved east to join Lee at Richmond. His 16,000 men had fought six battles in the Shenandoah Valley, preventing around 60,000 Union soldiers from joining McClellan outside Richmond. Jackson’s fame as a commander was permanently established, despite some future failures at Richmond.
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    the confederates lost under lee because he had his men withdraw to shenandoah valley and mcClellans forses won the bloodies day in american military history and the war lasted 3 days the 16-18
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation is lincolns speach that freed the slaves and take the one thing that they where fighting roe and got the slaves to the usa army
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

  • gettysburg

    gettysburg
    the union won this war this was the turrning point for the union and it was the last war on union soil
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    The Rock of Chickamauga" as commander of the 40,000 troops in Chattanooga. From Virginia, Joseph Hooker moved 20,000 men. From Mississippi, William Tecumseh Sherman came with another 20,000 to win the city back
  • Siege of Knoxville

    Siege of Knoxville
    The Knoxville campaign began in November when Longstreet took 17,000 troops from Chattanooga and moved to secure eastern Tennessee for the Confederates.
  • Shermans March to the Sea

    Shermans March to the Sea
    Shermans march throu Atlanta Georgia killing everthing everone and started to burn Atlanta to the ground and all most all of georgia
  • battle of cold harbor

    battle of cold harbor
    May 31-June 12, 1864 Crossing the Pamunkey River, Grant's men fought skirmishes at Haw's Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Old Church. Pushing his cavalry forward towards the crossroads at Old Cold Harbor, Grant also ordered Major General William "Baldy" Smith's XVIII Corps to move from Bermuda Hundred to join the main battle
  • Battle of Fisher’s Hill

    Battle of Fisher’s Hill
    After suffering a heavy defeat at Winchester the Confederate commander Jubal Early pulled back to Fisher’s Hill, a strong position on a ridge just south of Strasburg.
  • Battle of Appomattox Courthouse

    Battle of Appomattox Courthouse
    The actual surrender of the Confederate Army occurred 12 Apr., an overcast Wednesday. As Southern troops marched past silent lines of Federals, a Union general noted "an awed stillness, and breath-holding, as if it were the passing of the dead."
  • assassination of lincon

    assassination of lincon
    On the evening of April 14, 1865, while attending a special performance of the comedy, "Our American Cousin," President Abraham Lincoln was shot. Accompanying him at Ford's Theater that night were his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, a twenty-eight year-old officer named Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone's fiancee, Clara Harris. After the play was in progress, a figure with