Civil war

The Civil War

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    The Civil War

  • Abe Lincoln is Elected President

    Abe Lincoln won the 1860 election against John Breckinridge and became the "Civil War President"
  • South Carolina Secedes

  • Mississippi Secedes

  • Florida Secedes

  • Alabama Secedes

  • Georgia Secedes

  • Louisiana Secedes

  • Texas Secedes

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The first shot of the war was fired here. The Union had a hope of just cutting of South Carolina's sources and just ending this war in a couple of months.
  • Arkansas Secedes

  • North Carolina Secedes

  • Virginia Secedes

  • Tennesee Secedes

  • The Battle of Bull Run

    This is the first battle of the Civil War. The South prevaled through this battle, and the north was almost discouraged because this meant that the war would be longer than expected.
  • The Monitor and the Merrimack fight

    These two ironclad ships fight off of the Chesapeake Bay. The confederate's goal was to break the Union's blockade.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    This battle lasted two days in Shiloh, Tennessee. The South had the day on the first day, but were ultimatly defeated by the union on the second day.
  • The Battle of Antietam

  • The Emancipation Proclomation

    This Document's purpose was for Lincoln to try to stop slavery right then and there in the South. But it did nothing, and it just put a label on the Union's cause.
  • The Battle of Fredricksburg

    This is where Stonewall Jackson gets his name. This was a huge loss for Union Army forces because Jackson hides his men behind walls while still attacking union soldiers.
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    This was General Lee and his Virginian regiment's most glorious battle because he used a risky stratagy, that ultimatly won him the battle.
  • Stonewall Jackson Killed

    He died after one of his own men thought he was a Union spy, and shot him off of his horse. After he died, Lee felt as if he lost his right hand.
  • West Virginia Becomes a State

    After countless Union people in Virginia get fed up with being a Confederate State, and they secede from the confederacy and become a Union state.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    This battle was the turning point in the War, pointing in favor of the Union. Confederate forces were strong, but because of Lee's frontal assult tactic, He lost all of his troops, as well as a few good generals.
  • The Battle of Little Round Top

    Joshua Chamberlain won his blockade at Little Round Top during the Gettysburg Battle.
  • The Battle of Vicksburg

    U.S. Grant won this incredibly long battle, and it secured his permanent position as the Union Commander after his success on July 4. This was a big milestone for the Union army, and it made the anaconda plan work because they had access to the Mississippi River.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    President Lincoln gives his famous Gettysburg Address in the Cemetary where all of the Battle's soldiers were buried.
  • U. S. Grant becomes Chief General of the U. S. Army

    Grant got this position after Lincoln recognized his many important victories. He led the Union to victory.
  • Lincoln gets Reelected

    He gets reelected to office. He wins against George B. McClellan by a landslide victory.
  • William Sherman succeeds in his dreaded march to the sea

    Sherman started in November and ended in December on his path of destruction through Georgia. He left nothing alive, and burned everything to the fround as a part of his "total war" plan.
  • Lee surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse

    This town is where Lee hands over his sword to the Union and surrenders the Confederacy.
  • Lincoln's Assasination

    John W. Booth shoots Abe Lincoln in Ford's Theater.
  • The 13th Amendment is Adopted

    All of the States in America decide to adopt the amendment that abolishes slavery.