American civil war

American Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    he had declared "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free..." also the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote.
  • President Lincoln called for Army volunteers

    President Lincoln called for Army volunteers
    president lincoln asked three month of service terms from each volunteer
  • Blockade

    president Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of the South
  • Confederate Capital

    Confederate Capital
    Richmond, Virginia was choosen for the Confederate Capital.
  • First Battle of Bull run

    First Battle of Bull run
    This was the first great battle of the Civil War. The battle was fought at Manassas Junction near Bull Run Creek, only 30 miles south of Washington, D. C. Many Congressmen and their wives watched from behind the battle lines. The North was defeated and retreated to the capital. President Lincoln asked for more volunteers.
  • Ironclad Ships Battle

    Ironclad Ships Battle
    For the first time in history two ironclad ships battled.The Confederate ironclad was an old wooden ship called the Merrimac which had been rebuilt with iron all around the boat. The Merrimac had sunk several Union ships in the past months. The North decided to build an ironclad ship to fight it. The Northern ship was called the Monitor.
  • Confederate Army Calls for Men

    All men between the ages of 18 and 35 must serve in the army
  • Second Battle at Bull Run

    Second Battle at Bull Run
    The Union led by General John Pope was defeated at Bull Run Creek while trying to reach Richmond. The Union army retreat to Washington.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of  Antietam
    general Lee took command telling the Confederate forces that he planned to carry the fight to the enemy. He crossed the Potomac River into Maryland, but was blocked from Washington, D. C. by Union troops in a bloody battle at Sharpsburg near Antietam Creek. Lee realized that his army was in a bad position to receive supplies and withdrew his troops over the Potomac to Virginia
  • president Lincoln Frees all the Slaves

    president Lincoln Frees all the Slaves
    President issued a proclamation freeing all the slaves in the South. Lincoln's document called the Emancipation Proclamation because in emancipated the slaves.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    Gettysburg Adress
    Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address, The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the best-known speeches in United States history.
  • Grant appointed Commander-in-Chief

    Grant appointed Commander-in-Chief
    President Lincoln appointed Grant became general in chief of the North. Grant then appinted General William T. Sherman to command the Western armies, while General George G. Meade remained the command of the armies of the East.
  • relection of Lincoln

    relection of Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was relected president the second term
  • Lee becomes general

    Lee becomes general
    Lee became general in chief of the South.
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    General Lee surrendered to General Grant at Appomottox Courthouse, Virginia
  • Lincoln's assasination

    Lincoln's assasination
    On Good Firday, April 14 president Lincoln was assassinated. He was attending a performance at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. C. The assisin was and actor named John Wilkes Booth. After twelve days of running,Booth was fatally shot.
  • Confederate's surrenders

    Confederate's surrenders
    Confederate forces in Alabama and Mississippi surrendered
  • remaining Confederate's surrenders

    The last Confederate troops surrendered