Civil War (1863-1865)

Timeline created by civilwar29
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued by Abraham Lincoln on this date. It stated, "that all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious areas "are, and henceforward shall be free."
  • The Battle of Vicksburg

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    This battle ended on July the 4th with a Union win because the city and Confederates had ran out of supplies.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg Begins

    The Battle of Gettysburg Begins
    The Batlle of Gettysburg was the deadliest battle of the Civil War. Over 50,000 Americans lost their lives in the three days of this battle. The Union who started with 2,750,000 men, lost 360,222 men. The Confederate started with anywhere from 750,000 to 1,250,000 men, and lost 258,000.
  • Pickett's Charge (Third and final day of Gettysburg)

    Pickett's Charge (Third and final day of Gettysburg)
    Pickett's Charge was one of Robort E. Lee's biggest mistakes in the Civil War. The Confederate's casualties were 5,675 while the Union suffered from a smaller loss of about 1,500. After the charge, the Confederate Army retreated, and later Lee resigned from the army.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    President Lincoln apointed Ulysses S. Grant General of the Union Army.
  • The Battle of the Wilderness

    The Battle of the Wilderness
    The Battle of the Wilderness took place in a forest near Richmond, Virginia. This battle was won by the Confederacy. Lee's army refused to let Grant's pass. The battle lasted until May 7th.
  • The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse

    The Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
    Again Grant tries to get past Lee on his right flank. The battle lasted until May 20th when Grant stopped and targeted the Hanover Junction. This was a costly battle for both sides, the Confederates losing around 12,000 and the Union around 20,000.
  • Sherman's Army Reaches Atlanta

    Sherman's Army Reaches Atlanta
    The city of Atlanta was captured by Sherman's army. After the capture, he planned to march through Georgia, from Atlanta to Savannah.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea Begins

    Sherman's March to the Sea Begins
    The March to the Sea was one of two campaigns General Grant arranged for the year 1864. Led by General Sherman, they would try to take over Atlanta, Georgia, and destroy any railroad station on their way. It began when Sherman and his army left the burning city of Atlanta.
  • The End to the March to the Sea

    The End to the March to the Sea
    Slocum ordered General Hazen to carry Fort McAllister by assault. It was a strong, enclosed redoubt, garrisoned by 200 men. It was carried, and this was the ending of the march from Atlanta to the sea.
  • Robert E. Lee's surrender

    Robert E. Lee's surrender
    Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse ended the Civil War after four long years of brothers fighting brothers.
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Only three days after the Civil War ended, Abraham Lincoln was shot in a theater by John Wilkes Booth.