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The Civil War

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    The Civil War

  • Lincoln Election

    Lincoln Election
    The election set the stage for the Civil War. This election brought Abe Lincoln and the Republican Party to power.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    S.C. seceeded
  • Secession of Mississippi

    Miss. seceeded
  • Secession of Florida

    Florida seceeded
  • Secession of Alabama

    Alabama seceeded
  • Secession of Georgia

    Georgia seceeded
  • Secession of Louisiana

    Louis. seceeded
  • Secession of Texas

    Texas seceeded
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    The American Civil War

  • Secession of Virginia

    Virginia seceeded
  • Secession of Arkansas

    Ark. seceeded
  • Secession of Tennessee

    Tenn. seceeded
  • Secession of North Carolina

    N.C. seceeded
  • Battle of Bull Run/Manassas

    Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
    Union army "On to Richmond". The north realized it will be a long road to war. The south gave them confidence to fight. The people were spectators.
  • Monitor and Merrimack Fight

    Monitor and Merrimack Fight
    A.K.A. The Battle of Hampton Roads, the first battle to use ironclad warships.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. The Location of the battle was in Hardin County, Tennessee.
    The battle became a Union vicory.
  • Battle of Little Round Top

    Battle of Little Round Top
    Joshua Chamberlin and the 20th Maine defended LitleRound Top from Confederate troops. If they retreated or gave up the hill, it would mean that the Union might possibly lose the entire war.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. This was the first major battle that took place on Northern soil. The battle was fought in Maryland, near Sharpsburg.The major leader for the Union was General George B. McClellan, and for the Confedracy General Robert E. Lee.
    The result was inconclusive, but it was a Union strategic victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Consisted of two executive orders by Lincoln. The first one declared the freedom of all slaves in any of the Confederate states. The second one named the ten states where it would apply.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg, Virgina. The battle was fought on December 11-15 in 1862.
    This battle was a Confederate victory, and the Confederate troops were lead by Robert E. Lee.
    The Union troops were lead by Ambrose E. Burnside.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Located in South Carolina harbor. It was a federal fort thatw as low on supplies. Lincoln told the government "I am only sending food." Jefferson Davis opted to fire upon the Fort.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    In Spotsylvania County, Virgina. The Union officer in charge was Joseph Hooker. The Confederate leader was Robert E. Lee.
    The ending result went to the Confederacy.
  • Death of Stonewall Jackson

    Death of Stonewall Jackson
    Shot by one of his own men while taking a nap in his saddle.
  • Vicksburg

    Gave the Union control over the Mississippi. Surrendered to us the day after Gettysburg.
  • West Virginia Statehood

    West Virginia Statehood
    W.V. broke away from Virginia during the Civil War and joined the Union.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was from July 1-3 in Pennsylvania. The Confederate troops were led by General Robert E. Lee. The war ended Lee's invasion of the North.
    The Union had a turning point here in the war with a victory against the Confederates.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Given by Abe Lincoln at the dedication of the Soliders' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Penn. The purpose was to redefine the reason of the Union fighting in the Civil War.
  • Reelection of Lincoln

    Reelection of Lincoln
    Reelected President
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    William Tecumseth Sherman led his troops on a march across the state of Georgia burning and destoying everything in their path.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes Command of Union Troops

    Ulysses S. Grant takes Command of Union Troops
    U.S. Grant becomes the commander of the Union army.
  • Surrender at Appomatox Couthouse

    Surrender at Appomatox Couthouse
    The surreder took palce in the house of Wilbur McLean, who had the Civil War start in his very backyard. Lee and the Confederate army surrendered to the Union.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    Lincoln was assassinated in Fords Theatre by John Wilkes Booth.
  • 13th Amendment

    Abolishes slavery