The American Civil War

By ts43
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    1860's - 1865

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The south attack Fort Sumter. Lincoln responds by sending 75,000 troops to the south to stop the "insurection". The south secedes and forms confederacy.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    30,000 Union troops leave Washington D.C. to attack rebels at Bull Run, Manassas. Just as Union forces seem close to victory, Confederate rienforcments under Genral Stonewall Jackson counter attack and send the inexperienced troops running back to D.C.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall  Jackson
    Stonewall Jackson sends Union troops from Bull Run running back to D.C.
  • Winffield Scott

    Winffield Scott
    three points in his plan. The first is use the navy to block off southern ports. The second part is divinde the confederacy in two by taking conrtrol of the mississipi river. The third part is raise and train and army 500, 000 strong to take richmond.
  • Geroge McClellan

    Geroge McClellan
    He was a new commander in the North East. His army invades Virginia, and stopped by General Robert E. Lee. After five months his army was forced to retreat and he was replaced by General John Pope.
  • Monitor vs. Merrimac

    Monitor vs. Merrimac
    The confederacy has a iornclad ship named the Merrimac. The Union then counter attackes with a ironclad ship of their own named Monitor. The two ships engage in a five hour duel with eachother. The fight was a draw, but it revolutionized the wooden navy ships to metal.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln calls it a millitary necessity. He states that all slaves in Jan. 1, 1863 would be sentenced, and therfore ever FREE!!!
  • Battle of Antietam

    Following his victory at Bull Run, Lee leads army across the Potomic and into enemyterritory of Maryland. Lee hoped to get support of Britan on his side but Lincoln had anticipated that and restored McClellan to command the Union army. The union intercepts the south at Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Lee retreats to Virginia and a totall of 22, 000 men are killed of wounded.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Lincoln replaces Mc Cullan with General Ambrose Burnside. Burnside attacks Lee at Fredricksburg, Virginia and susstanes 12, 000 casualties compared to Lee's 5, 000.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Lee decides to lead th south into enemy territory, the Northern states of Maryland and Pennsylvania. Over 50, 000 casualties occur at this battle. What was left of Lee's army retreats back to Virginia and never gains the offensive again.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    Lincoln rallies the Union troops together in the thought that "All men are created equal." He was saying this with the Emancipation Proclamation in mind and the war bringing a "new birth of Freedom."
  • Sherman's March

    General Sherman set out from Chatanooga, Tennesse on a campaign for destruction that went from Georgia to South Carolina. The troops mached through Georgia destroying cotton fields, barns, and houses, everything the south needed to survive.
  • Appomattox Court House

    Lee retreats from Richmond with 30, 000 troops. He tries to escape the mountains only to be cut off at Appomattox Court House. The Union general Grant allows the troops to return home to their houses with their horses.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    John Wilkes Booth shoots Abraham Lincoln in the back of the head while he was attending a prefermance in Fords theater in Washington.