the american civil war

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    The American Civil War

  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Even before Lincoln could take office seven states had already seceded from the Union. The causes for it are that the north wanted to stop the spread of slavery and hoped that one day it would become extinct. The south becoming a minority in the House of Representatives. And quite possibly becoming a minority in the Senate and Electoral College. Both the north and south believed that if slavery couldnt spread it would eventually become extinct.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    It is a battle fought over Fort Sumter, which layed in the South Carolina territory. South Carolina declared it was no longer part of the Union and that the Union had no authority over it. The Union wouldn't relinquish their rights to it and battle ensued. It began the Civil War and a Confederate victory. No one loss their lives but were injured.
  • William Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    William Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    William Scott proposed a strategy of war against the south by blocking all the ports of the seceding states and using the Mississippi River to split the Confederacy. His plan was ridiculed seeing as the Navy at the time wasn't big enough to do such a thing and they weren't going to be able to train the troops for such a thing. In the four years of the war, the Navy enforced the blockade which weakend the south. It is still debated wether it had any real affect on the war.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    Was a major general during the American Civil War and brieftly as general-in-chief of the Union Army. Orginized the famous Army of Potomac. Played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. His Peninsula Campaign of 1862 ended in failure and unsuccessfully capture the Confederate capital of Richmond. He took control of the Ohio militia on April 23, 1861.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    A commanding general for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Abraham Lincoln had offered him to take command of the whole Union Army but he declined because his home state of Virginia was suceeding from the Union. He is best known for beign the commander of the Confederate Army of Virginia. During the Civil War he saw many victories: Battle of Fredericksburg, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of the Wilderness, Battle of Cold Harbor, Seven Days Battle, and Second Battle of Bull Run.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Also known as the Battle of Manassas, was the first major battle of the Civil War. The Union believed that if they attacked the capital the war would end quickly, but because of the inexperience of the men it wasn't well exicuted. The Confederates found themselves at a disadvantage as well, but reinforcements came to aid the Confederates. The Uion troops began withdrawing and ran towards the direction of Washington D.C. so over all it was a Confederate victory.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Fought as a colonel of a volunteer regiment in the Mexican-American War. Was United States Secretary of War under President Franklin Pierce. Was a State Senator for Mississippi. He became the first president for the Confederate States of America from February 18, 1862-May 5, 1865.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    As part of the Maryland Campaign, it was the first battle of the Civil War to take place on northern soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American History. The battle was tactically inconclusive, but it had unique significance as enough of a victory to give President Abraham Lincoln the courage to announce the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War. With the Union suffering twice more casualties than that of the Confederates. Major General Burnside was planning to reach the Confederate capital of Richmond before Lee's Army could block him. Things didn't go occording to plan and ended up beign a Confederate victory.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    He is a well known Confederate comander. He got his nickname in the First Battle of Manassas. He is known for beign a gifted tactical commander in United States History. He was successful in the First and Second Battle of Manassas, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. He was corps commander of the Army of Northern Virginia under Robert E. Lee. By mistake he was shot at and three bullets hit him. They amputated his left arm which he survived but eight days later, on May 10, 1863 he died of pneumonia.