The American Civil War

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  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The elction of 1860 included the candidates Abraham Lincoln, John Bell, John Breckenridge, and Stephen Douglas. This election was mostly over the issue of slavery. The outcome was the elxtion of Abraham Lincoln. His victory cause the south to want a war.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was best known as the president of the Confederate States. He resigned from the senate and became president in Feburary of 1861.
  • Robert E Lee

    Robert E Lee
    Robert E Lee was known as the leader of the Confederate states in the Civil War. He received an offer to lead the Union army but declined and chose to follow his home state. Lee was very successful in leading the Southern army in winning some of the battles of the war.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    This battle was the start of the Civil War. Union soldiers were forced to surrender. The South gained confidence that they might win the war to secede.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    Winfield Scott was general in Chief. He proposed the outline strategy for overpowering the succeeding states in the Civil War.This plan emphazied the blockade of south's ports.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The Battle of Bull Run was the first battle fought at Fort Sumter and the battle that lead to the war. In the end it was a southern win. The battle was named after the stream that was near the battle site.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    He was one of the most honored generals in the Civil War. He fought at the first battle of Bull Run and received his nickname "Stonewall" for his defense of Henry Hill.
  • George Mcclellan

    George Mcclellan
    He was a famous general during the Civil War. He served as general-in-chief for Union. He was responsible for raising and training a successful army.
  • Battle of "Monitor " and the "Merrimac"

    Battle of "Monitor " and the "Merrimac"
    The Naval involvement in the war at Hampton Roads. The "Marrimac" was salvaged by the conferderates and sank many of the Unions warships. It eventually came in contact with the Unions "Monito". Both ships were damaged in the end but both sides claimed victory.
  • Battle of Anitietam

    Battle of Anitietam
    This battle was said to be the bloodiest day of the war. Thousands were killed and many more were wounded. Despite all the blood there were no clear winner. This gave Lincoln the oppurtunity to present his Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    This battle was one of the largest and deadliest in the Civil War. Troops fought in the streets of Fredericksburg. In the end the south won the battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The growing support of slavery being abolitioshed led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Lincoln issued this document that stated that all slaves in the south were considered free in the eyes of the goverment. This angered them and the south had even more inspiration to break free from the union.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Union soldiers lead by U. S. Grant forced Conferderates into Vicksburg. They held out but eventually ran out of food. The south eventually surrendered the city to Grant. This victory encouraged the North that they could win the war.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This battle was a turning point in the war. Union forces defeated the Confederates. The north gained more confidence in winning the war.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was the most famous speech spoken by Abraham Lincoln. It was presented at the dedication of the Soldiers National Cementary.
  • Ulysses S Grant

    Ulysses S Grant
    Grant was the commander of the Union forces by Lincolns choice. He served from 1864 until the end of the war. Grant accepted Lee's surrender at Appomatix Court House.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Shermans March was a march to sea that started in Atlanta, Georgia and ended in Savannnah, Georgia. The purpose was to stop supply routes betwee North and South
  • Apomatix Court House

    Apomatix Court House
    Grant and Lee signed to end the war. Confederate General Robert E Lee surrender to Union General Grant. The surrender was the official end of the Civil War and led to the thinking of how the Southern states would be placed back in the Union.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln was shot at the Ford Theatre by a man named John Wilkes Booth. The assassination was a conspiracy plan designed to provide inspiration for the South to win the war.