Civil War Timeline

  • Lincoln Election

    Lincoln Election
    Abe Lincoln got elected to become the president of the United States. He was the 16th president of the United States and led the U.S through the civil war, and came up with the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was bombared in 1861, in Charleston, South Carolina, to start the civil war.
  • Bull Run/ Manassas

    The union and confederate armys fight in Manassas, Virginia. This was one of the major land battles that was faught in the civil war. Many civilians came to spectate this event.
  • Monitor and Merrimack Fight

    Monitor and Merrimack Fight
    This Battle was also referred to the battle of Hampton Roads, located in Virginia near the Chesapeak Bay. It was a naval battle that recieved World wide attention.
  • Shiloh

    This civil war battle was also known as the battle of Pittsburg Landing. It was faught in southwestern Tennessee. The confederates faught under the command of general Albert Sidney Johnston, and the union army was under the command of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant
  • Antietam

    This battle.was also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg. It was the first major battle, and the bloodiest single day in American history. It was held near Antietam Creek in Maryland.
  • Fredericksburg

    This battle was faught against Robert E. Lee and the union army of Potomac. It was a campaign against the confederate capital of Richmond.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    This freed states in areas of rebellion. Lincoln put a name to something that was already reoccuring. It gave a reason to why the war was taking place. It did not end slavery.
  • Chancellorsville

    Was a major battle in the civil war that ended May 6. It was located in Virginia near Chancellorsville village. It was known as Lee's "perfect battle" The confederates won.
  • Stonewall Jackson Killed

    Jackson died of pnuemonia. He was viewed to be the most tactful commanders in U.S. history.
  • Vicksburg

    The battle of Vicksburg surrounded the Mississippi River. It was between the Union Commander U.S Grant and the confederates LT. Gen. John C.Pemberton. There were many casualties and a Union victory.
  • West Virginia becomes a state

    West Virgina breaks away from Virginia during the Civil War. it is considered part of the south due to the Mason- Dixon line..
  • Gettysburg

    This battle was faught in Gettysburg, PA, and was the bloodiest battle in the civil war. Robert E. Lee was the confederate commander. This lasted 3 days.
  • Battle of Little Roundtop

    Joshua Chamberlain lead union troops (20th Maine). The battle was located in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The flank helped the union to win.
  • Gettysburg Address

    This was a famous speach made by Abe Licoln. It was to dedicate the Soldiers' National Cemetary in Gettysburg.
  • Lincoln gets re-elected

    Lincoln won by recieving 400,000 popular votes. HE was apart of the Union army and a democrat. 70% of those who voted were in the army during the civil war.
  • Sherman's March to Sea

    William Sherman marches his troops, known as Bummers, from Georgia to the coast. His campaign is known as the Savannah campaign. He used his method as "Total War" and destroyed property as well as killing many.
  • Surrender at Appomatox Courthouse

    Confederates fled thir capitol of Richmond. Lee Surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse. Condedreate troops got parole.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    John Wilkes Booth shoots Abe Lincoln in the back of the head at Fords Theatre.
  • 13th Amendment

    Ended Slavery