The American Civil War

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    The Civil War

  • Election of !860

    Election of !860
    Lincoln won the election without winning a single Southern state, the limited support he received in Virginia came from the northern half Almost immediately following his election, Southern states began withdrawing from the Union, setting the stage for a civil war and the creation of a new country.
  • Appointment of Jefferson Davis

    Appointment of Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was an American senator and leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, serving as the President of the Confederate States of America. Although ineffective in his leadership he became a symbol for the Southern people of resiting against all odds
  • Siege of Fort Sumter

    Siege of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter in South Carolina that started the American Civil War. Following the secession of seven Southern states, South Carolina ordered that the U.S. Army surrender Fort Sumter since the fort was now on property of the Confederacy The Union refused and the Confederates opened fire starting the bloodiest war of American History
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    Just months after the start of the war at Fort Sumter, the Union citzens called for an action that would quickly in the war.The Confederates launched a strong counterattack and as the Union troops began to panic and it turned into a rout as they retreated back to Washington, D.C. Both sides realized that the war would potentially be much longer and bloodier than they had hoped.
  • Stonewall Jackson

    Stonewall Jackson
    Jackson rise to fame and where he earned hsi nickname was at the First Battle of Bull Run. As the Confederate lines began to crumble under heavy Union assault, Jacksons troops held firm providing a cruical rally point. General Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr., commanded his troops to return by yelling, "There is Jackson standing like a stone wall. Let us determine to die here, and we will conquer" Jackson would later become Robert E. Lee's favorite lieutant and continued to win major battles.
  • George B. McCleallan

    George B. McCleallan
    George McClellan was a major general during the American Civil War. He created and organized the famous Army of the Potomac and served as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. McCleallan was important figure in the war because of his raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. McCleallan unfortunatley was a ineffective commander because he was too cautious witholding his troops in decisive moments of the battle.
  • Battle of Monitor and Merrimac

    Battle of Monitor and Merrimac
    The Battle of the American Civil War, famous for being the first fight between two ironclad warships, the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia (the latter rebuilt from the burned-out hull of the USS Merrimack). The battle, athough inconclusive, received worldwide recogintion. After the battle, it was clear that ironclad ships were the future of naval warfare.Wooden navies became obsolete and new technologies were developed to improve power of iron-clad ships.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert Edward Lee was a United States Army officer and combat engineer. He became the commanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War. A top graduate of West Point, Lee distinguished himself as an exceptional soldier in the U.S. Army for 32 years. He most widely known for leading the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place in the North. It was the bloodiest battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.
  • Battle of Chancellorville

    Battle of Chancellorville
    The Battle of Chancellorville was Robert E. Lee's shining moment as a commander. He sucessfully split his army while also facing a larger opponent and his succesful flanking of the Union right flank with Stonewall Jackson's forces. This battle had a extrreme effect on the war because of Stonewall eventually dying from friendly fire which broke the morale and command structure of the Confederate Army
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle of Vicksburg was led by the new Union commander Ulysses S. Grant. After two assaults had been put down by the Rebels, Grant decided to starve the city to surrender. With no re-enforcement the garrison surrended on July 4th.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination