Nilesh Mistry Civil War timeline

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    The Civil War

  • The South Secedes

  • The South Creates a Government

    At a convention in Montgomery, Alabama, the seven seceding states created the Confederate Constitution. Jefferson Davis was named provisional president of the Confederacy
  • The South Seizes Federal Forts

  • Lincoln's Inauguration

    At Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, the new president said he had no plans to end slavery in those states where it already existed, but he also said he would not accept secession. He hoped to resolve the national crisis without warfare
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    When President Lincoln planned to send supplies to Fort Sumter, he alerted the state in advance, in an attempt to avoid hostilities. South Carolina, however, feared a trick; the commander of the fort, Robert Anderson, was asked to surrender immediately. Anderson offered to surrender, but only after he had exhausted his supplies. His offer was rejected, and on April 12, the Civil War began with shots fired on the fort. Fort Sumter eventually was surrendered to South Carolina
  • west virginia

    the west of virginia didnt want to secede from teh union, so it suceded from teh state
  • navy

    The North realized that the sea was a vital part of this war, and started to build big battle ships and tried a bloackade, but the south responded with smaller but quicker ships that could manuver muhc more effectivly then teh north
  • the North Strikes

    Now that lincoln has an excuse(fort summert) he goes on the offensive and starts to attack teh south
  • sea fights

    now that the war has officially begun, the south wants to counter the norths big ships by making their own big ships, but the reality of this naval fight is that steel vs steel=tie match
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    the south attacked the north on this battle, and almost won, but more union troops arrived and after the night of teh first day, the north owned the field
  • New Orleans

    the North marched up the mississipi and took new orleans
  • The Peninsular Campaign

    In April, The North left northern Virginia to begin the Peninsular Campaign. By May 4, they occupied Yorktown, Virginia. At Williamsburg, Confederate forces prevented the Union from meeting the main part of the Confederate army, and the North stopped, awaiting reinforcements
  • Potamoc

    Confederate beats the union and forces them down the Potamc and forces them back to protect washigton
  • bloody days, and freeing slaves

    On September 17, Confederate forces under General Lee were caught by General McClellan near Sharpsburg, Maryland. This battle proved to be the bloodiest day of the war; 2,108 Union soldiers were killed and 9,549 wounded -- 2,700 Confederates were killed and 9,029 wounded. The battle had no clear winner, but because General Lee withdrew to Virginia, McClellan was considered the victor. The battle convinced the British and French -- who were contemplating official recognition of the Confederacy --
  • Battle of frederikburg

    cus of confederates entrenched position, they beat the union
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln declared that all the slaves were freed in the rebelling states, but not in the states with the union
  • The First Conscription Act

    cus of lack of soldiers, men betwwen the age 20-45 had to become a soldier(north), somtin similar happened din teh south
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    union crossed the Rappahannock River and attacked teh south, Lee prepared by splitting his army, and attacking the union at 3 sides, almost completly defeating them, but still the confederates suffered the most casualties, but it was a south that won
  • The Vicksburg Campaign

    the union won alot of battles through this campaign up to july, around the mississipi
  • The Gettysburg Campaign

    the south decided to get on teh offensive, the confederates made their way to gettysburg, a very important point of ground as it was a central transportation hub, and they could surround washington, the battle was intense, the south was closing in at the end, but the north used what is known as "pickets Charge" which was a bayonet rush which granted teh north victory
  • The Battle of Chickamauga

    On September 19, Union and Confederate forces met on the Tennessee-Georgia border, near Chickamauga Creek. After the battle, Union forces retreated to Chattanooga, and the Confederacy maintained control of the battlefield
  • The Battle of Chattanooga

    On November 23-25, Union forces pushed Confederate troops away from Chattanooga. The victory set the stage for General Sherman's Atlanta Campaign
  • Siege of Knoxville

    The North had to defend this point, and did a good job form kepping teh south at bay
  • Wilderness campaign

    in virginia, the north planned to engage the south until they were wiped out, the north suffered the most casualties, but the south had no reinforcements, which made em lose
  • The Battle of Spotsylvania

    the North contineud attacking the south, At Spotsylvania Court House, the north claimed to fight until teh end of summer if tehy ahd too, but tehy didnt, it ended in 5 days
  • The Battle of Cold Harbor

    the Union again attacked Confederate forces at Cold Harbor, with 7,000 men lost in 20 min. Although the confederacy suffered fewer casualties, they never recovered from the North's continual attacks. This was the South last clear victory
  • Confederate Troops Approach Washington

    Confederate General Jubal Early led his forces into Maryland to relieve the pressure on Lee's army. Early got within five miles of Washington, D.C., but on July 13, he was driven back to Virginia
  • atlanta campaign

    the North Fougt the South in Atlanta, the south did well, despite the north almost 2x as big, but teh south still lost
  • Abe re-elected

    President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected by the people for the republican party, with Andrew Johnson as the VP
  • fall of the South's Confederacy

    many successful assults and blockades caused shortages of food and transportation problems for teh south, many of Robert E. Lee's men quit to escape teh abd conditions of the southern soldier
  • The Northern Tyrant

    North General Sherman moved across Georgia to South Carolina, destroying everything he saw
  • A Chance for Reconciliation Is Lost

    Confederate President Jefferson Davis agreed to send delegates to a peace conference with President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward, but insisted on Lincoln's recognition of the South's independence as a prerequisite. Lincoln refused, and the conference never occurred.
  • Fallen Richmond

    Lee Attacked Grants forces at petersburg, but failed again, after another lost battle, he went westword to regroup with other confederate soldiers
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    General Lee's troops were soon surrounded, and on April 7, Grant called upon Lee to surrender. On April 9, the two commanders met at Appomattox Courthouse, and agreed on the terms of surrender. Lee's men were sent home on parole
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln

    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while he was watching a play, other assassinations were supposed to take place, one failed and one didnt hapen at all
  • Final Surrenders among Remaining Confederate Troops

    Last Remaining confederate soldiers who still wanted south independent were defeated at the end of may
  • The execution of captain henery wirz

    the leader of the confederate prision was trialed by military commision, and was sentenced to death in november, he was hanged on Nov. 10 in the yard of the Old Capitol Prison