The American Civil War

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  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    This was the final event that lead to the South's secession from the Union. Lincoln won.
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    The American Civil War

  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis was leader of the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and served as the President of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. He was against secession, but did agree that each state was sovereign and had a right to secede from the Union.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    Lee was a commanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War. He was great at defensive maneuvers that stopped the Union. Lee's many victories against superior forces won him fame as a crafty and daring "battlefield tactician". He was popular in the North,
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The South cut off the supplies and made reinforcements to the harbor in South Carolina. Lincoln gave South Carolina an option of holding out the fort or to open fire. The attack united most Northerners to save the Union, and was captured in two days.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    First major battle of the war, Federal troops marched from Washington D.C. to attack Confederates near Bull Run Creek in Virginia. Confederates, under General Stonewall Jackson, counterattacked and sent the Union troops back to Washington D.C.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    The Ananconda Plan applied an outline strategy for subduing the seceding states in the American Civil War; proposed by General-in-Chief Winfield Scott. The blockade of the Southern ports, and an advance down the Mississippi River to cut the South in two was the plan. The purpose of the blockade was to capture the ships that attempted to evade it, and discourage others.
  • Monitor and Merrimac

    Monitor and Merrimac
    The North needed to shut down the South's sources of supplies in order for them to maximize their economic and naval advantages. The problem was the Confederate ship Merrimac that could attack and sink the Union's wooden ships. However the Union navy had an ironclad of their own, the Monitor, which fought the South's ironclad. The battle ended in a draw.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Lee was hoping a victory in the North would persuade Britian to support the Confederacy. McClellan was in charge of the Union army and knew Lee's plans. The Union army invaded the Confederates at Antietam Creek in Maryland. It is known as the "bloodiest single day of combat in the entire war". The Battle of Antietam stopped Confederates from getting what they needed; which was aid from a foreign power.
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    McClellan served from November 1861 to March 1862 as the general-in-chief of the Union Army. He was set on the idea of raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union. McClellan failed to maintain the trust of Lincoln, he thought his battle skills were strange.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The general under command was General Ambrose Burnside. They attacked Lee's army at Fredericksburg, Virginia; they suffered many losses. (12,000 dead or wounded)
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Before hand, Lincoln had decided he would use his powers to free all slaves in states that were at war with the United States. It would be called "military necessity". On September 22, 1862 Lincoln stated that slaves in all states still in war would be "then, thenceforward, and forever free."
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    Stonewall was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Stonewall became known for his endless drilling of his troops..he believed discipline was vital to success on the battlefield.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg is often described as the war's turning point. The battle started July 1st, 1863 in Gettysburg. The town of Gettysburg was destroyed.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    Ulysses S. Grant and his Army crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army into the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. Grant decided to besiege the city beginning on May 25th. Thus leading to garrison's, surrender on July 4th. The battle of Vicksburg is considered the turning point of the war.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Sherman's troops leftt the city of Atlanta, Georgia on November 15 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. The March to the Sea devistated Georgia and the Confederacy. The march had made $100 Million in destruction.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    Grant was the 18th President of the United States and a military commander during the Civil War and post-war Reconstruction periods. The Union Army defeated the Confederate military and ended the Confederate States of America while under command of Grant. he proved to be a well rounded commander.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    The Confederate wanted peace, but Lincoln wanted to restore the Union and Jefferson Davis. Lee, in charge of the Confederates, retreated from Richmond and while trying to escape he was cut off and forced to surrender at Appomattox. Grant was in charge of the Union.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln made his second inaugural address urging that the South be treated benevolently, "with malice toward none; with charity for all." In Ford's Theater on April 14, 1865, a man named John Wilkes Booth, a Southerner, shot and killed the president. Because of this, the Northerners were furious.