The American Civil War

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    The American Civil War

  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Four parties participated in campiegning for president. They were the Northern Democrats (Douglas), Southern Democrats (Breckinridge), the newly formed Republican party (Lincoln), and an even newer party called the Constitional Union (Bell). Although the North and South Democrats had a significantly larger amount of popular votes, Lincoln had the highest electoral votes and won the election. This had a profound effect on the south, and secessionists threated to secede.
  • Anaconda Plan and Winfield Scott

    A plan created by Winfield Scott, General-in-chief of the Union, it was created to block the southern ports of the Confederacy and to advance down the Mississippi river. Winfield Scott
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis was president of the Confederate States. He was a graduate of West point and served as a colonlel in the Mexican American war. As president, his efforts to keep up with the more powerful and organized northern Union were uncessful. However, he had a long lasting effect on the south, becoming a Civil War hero because of his ideals and pride.
  • Battle Of Bull Run

    In this first battle, nearly 30,000 federal forces marched from Washington, D.C. to attack Confederate forces positioned near Bull Run Creek. As victory was apperently imminent for the federal forces, Confederates under General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson counterattacked and sent the Union troops in retreat back to Washingington. The effect of this battle left the Union with the concept that the rebels were invincible in battle. It also promoted the idea of a short war.
  • General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson

    Jackson was a General for the Confederate forces, and was widely known as a great General throughout the Civil War. He was a graduate from West Point academy and fought as a second lieutenant in the Mexican American War (1846-1848). In the Battle of Bull Run, Jackson brigade reinforced the current rebel force and led the Confederates to victory. Due to his statue like presence on the battlefield, he was given the nickname "Stonewall".