The American Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election set the stage for the American Civil War. One of the reasons for the cause of the civil war was slavery. The north was against slavery and the south was for it. Sectionalism also has a roll in the civil war. In the Election of 1860 Abraham Lincoln won the election in November 6, 1860 and became the president. The slave states had fear that Lincoln would bring slavery to extinction so the slave states wanted to seced.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the battle that started the civil war. South Carolina demanded that the army abandon Fort Sumter since the fort was located in South Carolina territory and South Carolina no longer considered itself part of the Union. The President used this event as a symbolic justification to raise a Union army for the purpose of suppressing the rebellion.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda Plan was a outline strategy for subduing the seceding states in the American Civil War. Winfield Scott was the general-in-chief to propose the plan. The idea of the plan was that mississippi river would cut the south in two and it emphasized the blockade of the southern ports.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The Battle of Bull Run was also known as the First Battle of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the civil war. It was fought on July 21, 1861 near Manassas, Virginia. Union casualties were 460 killed, 1,124 wounded, and 1,312 missing or captured; Confederate casualties were 387 killed, 1,582 wounded, and 13 missing. Francis S. Bartow was the first Confederate brigade commander to be killed in the Civil War.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    McClellan was a major general during the civil war. He organized the Army of the Potomac and served as the general chief of the union army. He failed to keep the trust of president Abraham Lincoln. He played an important role early in the war by raising a well trained army for the Union. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign in 1862 ended in failure, with retreats from attacks by General Robert E. Lee's smaller Army of Virginia.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Lee commanded the Confederate army of Northern Virginia in the Civil War. Lee did not want to seced from the union but his home state (virginia) was, so he chose to follow his home state. He was known for the best tactician and he showed that in the wars that he planed. After the war Lee was not arrested or punished, he just lost the right to vote and some property. Lee died on September 28, 1870 in lexington virginia from pneumonia.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Davis was the leader of the Confederacy during the Civil War.He was the president of the confederate states of america from 1861 to 1865. In conformity with a resolution of the Confederate Congress, Davis immediately appointed a Peace Commission to resolve the Confederacy's differences with the Union. Most historians criticized him for his flawed military strategy.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. It was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. About 23,000 people died, it was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    He was a Confederate general during the war. He was probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. He was shot accidently by one of his troops, he survived the shot but died 2 days later because he had complications with pneumonia due to his arm amputation.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Sherman's March was from November 15, 1864 thru December 21, 1864. The march inflicted a lot of damage mainly to industry and infrastructures. The march aimed to destroy the enemies supplies and livestock. The campaign aslo aimed to start a turning movement on Lee's army. Grant wanted to break through or at least stop the reinforcement of Virginia.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    On April 14 of 1865 Abraham Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. He died the following morning from the gunshot. He was the first president to be assassinated. The assassination was planed out and carried out by John Wilkes Booth. The assassination was amde six days after the surrender of Robert E. Lee.