The American Civil War

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  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was the President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. After resigning from the senate, he was selected president of the confederate states of america. He was finally captured on May 10, 1865 and was charged with treason. He was considered a Civil War to the south.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter started the Civil War near Charlestown, South Carolina. The confederates informed the Union leaders they would open fire on them. The Union didnt have the gun power that the confederates had. Anderson agreed to a truce and the Union surrendered the fort to the confederates.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Was a president from 1869-1877. He was also one of the commanders for the Union during the Civil War. Under Grants command his men defeated the confederates and and ended the COnfederate States of America.
  • Robert E Lee

    Robert E Lee was first offered to command the entire Union army but his state of Virginia was seceeding. He eventually became one of the most well known Commanders in the Civil War.
  • WInfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    WInfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    This was a plan proposed by General-in-Chief Winfield Scott. The plan proposed to blockade southern ports and an advance down the Mississippi to cut the south in two. States from South Carolina all the way down to Texas were blockaded.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Also known as First Battle of Manasses, this battle was fought July 21 1861 near Manasses Virginia. It was considered the first major land battle of the American Civil War. The Union out numbered the confederates but the confederates were beating them so badly the Union had to retreat.
  • George McClellen

    George McClellen
    George McClellen was a major general for the Union in the Civil War. He also served as the General-in-Chief. McCellen was considered not a good general in the war. He lost the trust of Lincoln and was releived of his services. He was however well liked by the soldiers he worked with and felt that he had their morale.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Fought in Maryland this battle was the first on northern soil. This battle was also considered the bloodiest single battle in American History. Robert E Lees men were able to beat the Union while even being out numbered. This gave Lincoln confidence to announce emmancipation proclamation.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln announced that all slaves that didnt return ti Union in the Confederate States would be free. This was put in affect on January 1 1863. This was immediatley put into affect and had immediate impact.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    The confederates commanded by Robert E Lee win another battle. They beat Union general Amrose Burnside.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Born in 1824 Jackson only lived to see 39 years old. He died after being shot in the arm and had complications with his sickness of pneumonia. He was a confederate general and the most well known general after Robert E Lee. He was considered one of the best tactical commanders in U.S. history.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Grant and the Union army drove the confederats out after 2 assualts. On May 25 he besieged the city of Vicksburg. This was also a battle that many consider a turning point for the war and major defeat for the Union.
  • Battle of Getysburg

    Battle of Getysburg
    This battle in Pennsilvania was considered the turning point in the Civil War. The Union defeated the attacks from the confederates. It stopped all Robert E Lees plan of invasion in the north.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was delivered by then president Lincoln. It is considered one of the most popular American speeches ever. The addrtess was in Gettysburg 4 months after the battle their. It was a dedication to all the men who had fought their before.