The American Civil war

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    THe American Civil War

  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Ulysses S. Grant was the 18th President of the United States as well as the Union Army's military commander during the Civil War. Under his command, the Union Army defeated and ended the Confederate States of America.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Davis, former senator and secretary of war, was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America. Davis, though, was a political moderate who had supported states' rights but not secession during his time in Congress. Davis' war policies proved ineffective, and his attempts at centralization of government were criticized by Southern states.
  • Robert E Lee

    Robert E Lee
    Lee was the head military advisor to Davis during the war, and a successful general. Lee assumed command of the confederate army and was a brilliant battelefield tactician. Lee had many victories and was one of the souths greatest assets for his military prowess and as the South's symbol and leader of the "lost cause."
  • Election of 1850

    Election of 1850
    The election of 1860 was divided by four parties. Lincoln, winner of the election represented the Republican Party, Stephen Douglas represented the North Democrats, John C. Brecknridge represented South Democrats, and finally John Bell was for the Constitution Union Party. The election caused the South's decision to leave the Union as well as dividing the Democrat Party into two.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The first shots fired between the Confederacy and the Union occured at Fort Sumter. Lincoln announced he was sending supply ships to the Union fort; Confederate troops soon began to fire on the garrison. The battle at Fort Sumter convinced many Northerners of the necessity of a war to save the Union.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda Plan was the name of the strategy for subduing the seceding states in the South, thought of by General-in-chief Winfield Scott. It emphasized the blockade of the Southern ports, and called for an advance down the Mississippi River to cut the South in two.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The Battle of Bull Run was fought outside of Manassas, Virginia. The battle was fought between the Union and the Confederate armies. The Union troops were under the command of General McDowell. The Confederate troops fought under the command of General Joseph Johnston and General PGT Beauregard. This battle was one of the first major land battles fought in the American Civil War.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was born on January 21, 1824 and was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. He was probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.His military career includes the Valley Campaign of 1862 and his service as a corps commander in the Army of Northern Virginia. His death was a severe setback for the Confederacy.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    George McClellan was a major general during the American Civil War. McClellan eventually succeded Winfield Scott as commander of Union forces, he led Northern troops in battles such as Antietam, Second Bull Run, and the failed Peninsula Campaign.He organized the famous Army of the Potomac.
  • Monitor and Merrimac

    Monitor and Merrimac
    Also known as the battle of Hampton roads, the most important naval battle of the Civil War. The Confederates tried to break the blockade from the Union which had cut off some of the south most important trade cities. The Confederate fleet consisted of many vessels, and on the first day sunk 2 Union ships and threatened to sink a third.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This battle was the first major battle in the Civil War to take place on Northern soil.Lee led the Confederate army into Maryland following a decisive victory at Bull Run. McClellan knew Lee's battle plan after finding a dropped copy and intercepted Lee at Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Antietam was the single most bloody day of the war, and the battle ended in a Union victory.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln issued that slaves be freed in the Confederacy. It didn't free all of the slaves, only those in the Confederacy. It did not have a very immediate impact, but slowly stared to free Southern slaves and it gave the Northerners a reason to fight for.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    The final battle of the Vicksburg Campaign. Along with Gettysburg, it was a turning point in the war as a result of another Union victory, led by General Grant.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Gettysburg was the turning point of the war. Robert E. Lee tried to lead Confederate troops on an attempted invasion of the North. Meade's army of the Potomac met Lee's forces near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, resulting in a three day battle that proved to be the bloodiest of the Civil War.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was a short two minute speech in which Lincoln stressed the necessity of the Union's survival, so that "government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth." Lincoln's address motivated Northerners, and urged them to fight for the preservation of representative government.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Major General William Tecumseh Sherman marched from Atlanta to the sea. He is famous for destrpying everything in his path literally. He caused the south huge losses in supplies, and morality.
  • Surrender at Appomattox

    Surrender at Appomattox
    As the war grew to an end, both the Confederacy and the Union worked negotiating peace, but both neither side would accept the others terms of peace. On April 9th, 1865, Lee and his men cut off and forced the Confederate army to surrender at Appomattox Court House, this marked the end of the Civil War.
  • The Assasination of Lincoln

    The Assasination of Lincoln
    While attending a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. President Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth, a actor and Confederate sympathizer.The original plan was to kidnap the president and hold him for ransom until the release of the Confederate soldiers, when the war soon ended the kidnapping turned into murder.