American Civil War

  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    This was the final event that set off the south before going into the Civil War. It is Abraham Lincoln being elected president because of what he believed in. He believed in abolishing slavery.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    A fort in South Carlolina that was the setting of the opening of the American Civil War. This fort was cut off from vital supplies and reinforcements by southern control of the harbor by the Anaconda Plan. This was one of the most important battles during the Civil War.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The first major battle of the civil war where 30,000 union troops were marched from Washington D.C to Manassas, Virginia to attack the confederate soldiers.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Gerneral of the Confederate forces, he led the confederate forces in the battle of Bull Run.
  • Winfield Scott the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott the Anaconda Plan
    Winfield Scott is chief-in-justice for the union who also created the Anaconda Plan which cut off essintial supplies from reaching the south. The plan he created really helped the union
  • Monitor vs. Merrimac

    Monitor vs. Merrimac
    This was an epic ship battle between two iron-made ships called the Monitor (Union) and the Merrimac (Confederacy). The all out battle lasted for five hours and ended up being a tie with the result of both of the ships being destroyed and they sank to the bottom of the sea.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    McClellan was a major gerneral in the American Civil War. He organized the Potomac army which fought at Antietam. He was really important when it came to training the union soldiers for war.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest battle of the Civil war where reinstated General McClellan battled the Confederate Robert E. Lee at Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. McCellan had the advantage since he knew what Robert E. Lee's plans were, because of a confederate soldier who dropped the blueprints for the attack.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This document was signed and passed by President Abraham Lincoln stating that slaves are now free, which also put the thirteenth amendment into affect in December of 1865 (free slaves) Once this happend, over 200,000 slaves walked to the north where they would be protected from the south. Many of them joined the union army and fought against the south which then became known as the Army of Freedom.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    The battle of Fredricksburg was a battle between a newly instated General Burnside for the Union who battled Robert E. Lee. This battle was brutal for the union. 12,000 deaths or wounded comoared to only 5,000 on the confederate side.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    This battle turned the tides on the Confederacy because the union was successful in taking control of Vicksburgh Mississippi. General Grant of the union cut off the ends of the condederate ties to other states such as Texas and Louisiana with control of federal warships.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This battle was said to be the bloodiest because of over 50,000 casualties. Robert E. Lee gave it his all in this battle then retreated when he almost lost everyone, they retreated to Virginia in hope of escaping the north. This battle weakend the the confederate army so much that this battle may have cost them the war they fought so hard to win.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    A speech in dedication to the soldiers who fought for the union in the battle of Gettysuburg, spoken by President Abraham Lincoln. This is a welcome speech for all the people who served in the war. This is one of the most remembered speeches and documents in American history.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Intended to break the will of the confederacy and destryoing its will to fight on. General William Tecumseh Sherman marched and burned everything in his path destroying cotton patches and barns. He set out from Tennessee, clear across Georgia, and took Atlanta and the capitol of South Carolina too.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    President of the Confederate states and tried to keep increasing political power throughout the south.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    General of the Confederate army during the American Civil war. He surrenders to Grant of the union army at Appomattox Court House in 1865. He led several victories but lost at Gettysburg forcing himself to surrender against the union army.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    Lee and his army try to escape but are cut off and are forced to surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House. Loncoln just wants peace, so he lets the southern soldiers return home on their horses.
  • Lincoln's Assasination

    Lincoln's Assasination
    In the Fors theater in Washington, Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilks Booth. The north was very upset, but the south wasn't really mourning until they had to cope with dealing with the overwhelming problems of post-war reconstruction.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Commander of the Union army who defeated Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House. He was one of the most important generals from the union. He later became the president of the United States also.