Civil war soldiers

The American Civil War

  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
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    The American Civil War

  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Robert E. Lee was the comanding officer of the Confederate Army in the Civil War. He was a veteran from the Mexican-American War; therefore, he had prior knowledge to leading an army in war. When John Brown led a group of men on Harpers Ferry, he restrained them and broke the resistance. During the Civil War, he was at battles like the Battle of Gettysburg, the Second Manassas, and more. Although the Confederates lost, they won many battles because of Robert E. Lee.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant was the commander of the Union Army during the Civil War. He was a veteran from the Mexican-American War; therefore, he had prior knowledge to fighting in a war. After the attach on Fort Sumter, Grant helped recruit volunteer soldiers for the Union. He founght in such battles like Battles of Belmont, Fort Henry, and Fort Donelson. Although the Union lost many battles, they still won the war because of war tactics Grant and Lincoln created.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was the elected president of the Confederate States of America. This ended when the war ended because the potition was demolished. He majorly supported a Peace Commision instead of war with the Union. Many people critise his presidency becuase his poor war tactics and neglect of homefront crises. He didn't comunicate well with his generals, and the lack of communication led them to loose the Civil War.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was the first war of the Civil War, The Confederate Army demanded the fort from the Union when they refused to hand it over, the Conderate Army decided to take it by force. At 4:30am the Confederate Army opened fired on the fort. They fought for 34 hours straight.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda Plan was created by General-and-Cheif Winfield Scott. The plan was to blockade all Southern ports along the coast and to cut the south in two by sending troops down the Mississippi River. This plan was carried out, but not all of the southern ports fell to the Union.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson***

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson***
    Thomas Stonewall Jackson was one of the commanding officers for the Confederate Army. He led the southern army, along with
  • First Battle of Bull Run***

    First Battle of Bull Run***
  • Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac***

    Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac***
  • Battle of Antietam***

    Battle of Antietam***
  • Battle of Fredericksburg***

    Battle of Fredericksburg***
  • Emancipation Proclamation***

    Emancipation Proclamation***
  • Battle of Vicksburg***

    Battle of Vicksburg***
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was a three day fight in Gettysburg, Penn. This fight had the highest number in casualties and is often thought of the war's turning point. There were over 40,000 casualties and looses from this one fight. The Confederate Army wanted to take the city to gain more land. After holding their ground for three days, the Union army pushed back the Confederate regiment into retreating.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeched ever given in American history. President Abraham Lincoln went to Gettysburg to dedicate a cementary to the fallen soldiers who fought there only a few days prior. "Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal..."
  • Sherman’s March

    Sherman’s March
    Sherman's March was when the Union army marched from Atlanta to Savanah, Georgia. The tactics the army used was to scorch the earth, kill the livestock, and eat/take the food they found. They thought if they did this, they could slowly take the land by force with out laying a hand on the Confederates. This march was 300 miles long in the mild of the fall through winter. This idea was created by General Grant but carried out by Sherman. He led the army and this campaign till it was through,
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    The Battle of Appomattox Court House was the last engagement of the Confederate & Union Army's. When the Union Army took the Confederate's capital, the Confederate's attempted to retreat. However, the Union Army blocked them and fought at the Appomattox Court House. General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender during this fight. This was the first time the generals saw each other face-to-face since they fought side by side during the Mexican-American War.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. from a gunshot wound in the back of his head.