Civil War

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  • Lincoln's election and assassination

    Lincoln's election and assassination
    Lincoln ran against John C. Breckinage who was an extreme southern democrat. But he won and become president a month before SC seceded from the union. He was reelected in 1864.
    Lincoln was assassinated April, 14 1865. Lincoln was at the theater in DC when John Wilkes Booth walked up behind him, and shot him in the back of the head. After being shot, Lincoln was rushed to the home across the street where he died.
  • Southern State secession dates

    Southern State secession dates
    South Carolina Dec. 20, 1860

    2. Mississippi Jan. 9, 1861

    3. Florida Jan. 10, 1861

    4. Alabama Jan. 11, 1861

    5. Georgia Jan. 19, 1861

    6. Louisiana Jan. 26, 1861

    7. Texas March 2, 1861

    8. Virginia April 17, 1861

    9. Arkansas May 6, 1861

    10. North Carolina May 20, 1861

    11. Tennessee June 8, 1861
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    A Union fort that was low on supplies, Lincoln wished to resupply the fort, but Jefferson Davis had reason to suspect that they were resupplying with more than just food. Davis fired on the fort and the confederates took it over.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The first major battle of the civil war. Union army was led by General McDowell, confederate army was led by General Beauregard.
  • Monitor and Merrimack

    Monitor and Merrimack
    AKA Battle of Hampton Roads
    Famous for being the first battle between iron clad warships
    lasted two days
    The battle was inconclusive
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Fought in Tenn. confederates led by Generals Johnston and Beauregard launched a surprise attack against the union army cammanded by General Grant. The confederates were ahead the first day of fighting, but were ultimately defeated by the second day. The battle ended on April 7th when the confederate troops were forced to retreat.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    General Lee against General Pope. Thomas Jackson won the famous nickname "Stonewall" Jackson. The confederates crushed the union army.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Maj. Gen. George McClellan confronted Lee's army at Sharpsburg, Maryland. The battle lasted through Sept. 18, and Sept. 17 is known as the bloodiest day in American military history. Lee ordered McClellan's army to withdraw.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    Declared that all slaves in enslaved in areas of rebellion would be emancipated.
    Lincoln was really only giving a name to somehting that was already happening. Slaves were already running away due to chaos.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Fought against confederate army led by General Lee and the union army led by General Burnside. Fought between Dec. 11-15 The union army suffered the defeat and the battle brought an end to the north's campaign against the confederate capital of Richmond.
  • Battle of Little Round Top

    Battle of Little Round Top
    20th Maine defends the flanking side of the hill.
    Led by Joshua Chamberlain
    They fended off the confederates and had a major hand in the union victory at gettysburg.
  • Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville
    General Joseph Hooker against General Lee's army. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was mortally wounded, which tempered the south's win over the nothern forces. The fighting didn't end until May, 6.
  • Stonewall Jackson's Death

    Stonewall Jackson's Death
    Jackson was accidently shot by his own men when they mistook him for a Union soldier. He died several days later.
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    Grant's armies attacked Vicksburg and entrapped the confederate amy there. The army did not surrendor until June 4, 1863. This victory gave the union use of the mississippi river.
  • Virginia becomes a state

    Virginia becomes a state
    In 1863 West Virginia became the 35th state when it broke away form conferderate Virginia during the Civil War.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    General Robert E Lee battled against Major General George G Meade. The battle lasted 3 days and on July 4, Lee began withdrawing his troops
  • Gettysburg Adress

    Gettysburg Adress
    Speech given by President Licoln
  • US Grant takes command

    US Grant takes command
    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant[2]) (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885) was general-in-chief of the Union Army from 1864 to 1869 during the American Civil War and the 18th President of the United States from 1869 to 1877.
  • Lincoln gets re-elected

    Lincoln gets re-elected
    Lincoln won the popular vote by over 400,000. His re-election was due greatly to his Emancipation Proclomation, and in the way in which he dealt with the war.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    William T. Sherman took a bunch of men and march across Georgia destroying everything and everyone in their path.
  • Surrendor at Appomotox Courthouse

    Surrendor at Appomotox Courthouse
    Lee surrendors to Grant after nearly 5 years of war in the Parlour of Wilbur Mcleans home at Appomotox Courthouse
  • 13th Ammendment

    13th Ammendment
    Abolished slavery and forced servitute except as punishment for a crime.
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