Civil war soldiers

The American Civil War

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    The American Civil War

  • Ulysses S Grant

    Ulysses S Grant
    Ulysses S Grant was the comander of the Union army during the Civil War. He was also the 18th president of the U.S. The Union army army, under his comand, was able to defeat and end the Confederate States of America.
  • Robert E. lee

    Robert E. lee
    Robert E Lee was an U.S. army officer and combat engineer. He was known as a potwar icon for the Souths "lost cause". When Virginia declared it's secession on April 1861, Lee followed to fight for his home state's cause. He was greatly known for commanding the Army of North Virginia and defeating a series of Union commanders there. Lee had many brilliant defensive maneuvers that stopped the Unions offenses. After the confederates defeat, Lee lost his right to vote and some property.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    South Carolina cut off supplies to the Union's Fort SUmter located on their land, in the harbor of Charleston. After the Union refused to relinquish the fort, South Carolina opened fire until they did so. This even is the starting point to the Civil War. And so on April 12, 1861, the war began. Thie event caused the union of Northerners in support of Lincolns decisions to fight in order to save the Union.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    The Anaconda plan was purposed by Winfield Scott on May 3, 1861. winfield Scott was the United States general during the American Civil War. His plan was to block the Southern ports and called for an advance down the Mississippi River. This woud cut the South in to two. People Compared this to the coils of an anaconda suffocating its victim. Thus, the plan got its name from this vigorous image.
  • Battle of Bull run

    Battle of Bull run
    The First Battle of Bull Run took place on July 1861. 30,000 Federal troops marched to Manassas Junction, Virginia near Bull Run Creek. Right when it seemed as if the Union army would have a victory, the Confederate army counterattacked and took the victory. This battle ended the beief that it would be a short war. Also, many saw the Rebels as invincible. FACT (NOT VERY "FUN"): Union casualties were 460 killed, 1,124 wounded, and 1,312 missing or captured
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    President of the Confederate Sates of America. He was elected on February 18, 1861. He was elected to a 6 year term and through out hsi presidency, he took control of the Confederates army in hopes of strenghtehing his army against the larger, more powerful, and construct army of the Union. Thus, he didn't pay much attention to the collapsing economy of the Confederate. More odd were against him. Davis was captured on May 10, 1865 and was charged with treason.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    George McClellan was a major general and served as general-in-chief of the Union from November 1861 to March 1862. He was a big part in creating a well trained and oragnized army for the Union. McClellan always overestimated the strength of the enemy. He also failed to maintain Presidents Lincolns trust leading to the president removing him from command. He was an over all poor general.
  • Monitor and Marrimac

    Monitor and Marrimac
    The Confederacy tries to break the Unions bloackade. The Union was cutting off naval supplies. On March 8, 1862, Lincoln became frustraded with McClellan inactivity. Therefore, he ordered the reorganization of the army of Virginia and took McCellan off of supereme command. This date is said to be one of the most important dates of the Civil War. FUN FACT:
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. It was located near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. It was the first major battle in the American Civil war to take place on the Northern land is known to be the most gruesome and bloodiest battle in American history. Aroud 23, 000 lifes lost. And although it was an unorganized ess, the Union's victory gave Abraham Lincoln the right to announce his Emancipation Proclomation. This prevented the Confederacy from being recognized.
  • Battle of Federickasburg

    Battle of Federickasburg
    This Battle was fought on december 11-15, 1862 in Federicksburg. It was between general Robert E. Lee who lead the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, led by Major Genera Ambrose E. Burnside. General George McClellan was ordered ot attack Gen. Robert E. Lees weak right flank. Lincoln then ordered Burnside to attack. But then Burnside ordered an attack on Federickburg. He ended up withdrawing his army creating yet another loss for the Union.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    The Emancioation Proclomation was an executive document that proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the NAtions 4 million slaves. It imediately freed 50,000 slaves. But for the rest, were fried as Union forces advanced toeard victory.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Thomas Stonewall Jackson was the Confederate general during the American Civil War. he is known for being the Confederate commander after Genera Robert E. Lee. He was accedentaly shot. This led to the generals loss of an arm from an amputation which he survied. Unfortunately, on May 10th, 1863, he died of pheumonia just eight days later. His death was a major setback for the Confederacy.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    The Battle Vicksburg was the final major military action of the Civil War. It was also considered as the turning point of the war. this is due to General Lee's defeat the just the day before. It also cut off communication for the Confederate Forces in the Missippi department for the remainder of the war.
  • Batle of Gettysburg

    Batle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the Battle with the most deaths in the Civil War. It is also known to be the turning point of the American Civil War. The Union troops defeated attacks by from the confederate General, General Lee's Army of Northers Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North. FUN FACT: many others from the South didn't like northern water as it 'tasted funny'. The General decided to add whiskey to his water to cover the unfamilar taste derived from the wells at Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech given by president Lincoln. It is known to be the best speeches given of all time. It was given 4 anad a half months after the Union defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of gettysburg. The speech was given at the soldiers national cementary. In just two minutes, Lincoln gave his speech in wich he called forth the equality of all men and the union of the nation.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Sherman's Battle began with sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 15. It ended with the capture of the port of Savanah on December 21. It made damage, mostly to the industry, in the infrastructure, and also to civilian property.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    The Appomattox Court House was the location of the final engagement of the Confederate State's Army before it finaly surrendered to the Union. General Lee was attempting to meet up with federal troops in North Carolina but was cut off by the Union forces. Lee thought that he could defeat the Union forces because he suspected that they were all Calvary. But when he saw that they were reinfored with a large number of Union troops, he surrenderd to their forces.
  • Lincoln’s Assassination

    Lincoln’s Assassination
    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by John Wilks Booth at Forts Theatre in Washington D.C. Booth killed president Lincoln because he was part of the conspiracy in wich he was attempting to get together all of the remaining Federal troops. He wanted to try to take back the South.