Civil war soldiers

The American Civil War

By xgtrz
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    brought Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party to power without the support of a single Southern state.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    selected provisional President of the Confederate States of America; he was elected without opposition to a six-year term that November and took charge of the Confederate war plans.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    He was invited by Abraham Lincoln and became the commanding General of the confederate army.He soon emerged as the shrewdest battlefield tactician of the war
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    President used this event as a symbolic justification to raise a Union army for the purpose of suppressing the rebellion.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
    The Confederates launched a strong counterattack and as the Union troops began withdrawing under pressure, many panicked and it turned into a rout as they frantically ran in the direction of nearby Washington, D.C.
  • George Mc Clellan

    George Mc Clellan
    General Chief of all union armies.he organized the famous Army of Potomac and played an important role in raising a well-trained and organized army for the Union.
  • Monitor and Merrimac

    Monitor and Merrimac
    important naval battle of the Civil war.Lasted for two days and was part of an effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade.The significance of this battle was that it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    the plan emphasized the blockade of the Southern ports, and called for an advance down the Mississippi River to cut the South in two.Proposed by General-in-Chief Winfield Scott,
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia,
  • Thomas "StoneWall"Jackson

    Thomas "StoneWall"Jackson
    was a Confederate general during the American Civil War, and probably the most well-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg.It was one of the bloodiest
    battles that had about 23,000 casualties within a day.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    battle between Confederat army and Union army.The Union army's assaults against the Confederate army is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the AmericanCivil war.The Union had twice as many casualties than the Confederates
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    .Grant and his army crossed the Mississippi river and drove the confederate army into defensive lines
    .battle cut off communication with Confederate forces for the remainder of the war
    .Grant decided to besiege the city and soon the opposing army surrendered
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    .executive order issued by the united states president
    .proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves and immediately freed 50,000 of them
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    .battle with the most largest casualties in the Civil war
    .turning point
    .Union Major Gen. George Gordon and his army defeat Lee's army and end the North's invasions
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    .speech made by Abraham Lincoln and is known as one of the best-known speeches in United States history
    .in his speech,Lincoln talks about the principles of equality,redefined the Civil war as struggle not merely for the union, but as “a new birth of freedom”.he also talked about creating a unified nation in which states rights were no longer dominant
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    .commanding general of the Union army
    .confronted Lee in a series of battles known as the Overland Campaign
    .coordinated a series of devastating campaigns
    .Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomatox
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    .also known as the Savannah Campaign
    .conducted by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union army
    .campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta,Georgia and ended with the capture of port Savannah
    .inflicted sever damage to industry, infrastructure and civilian property
  • Appomattox Court House

    Appomattox Court House
    This was the final major engagement of the Civil War. General Lee surrendered to General Grant and the American Civil War came to an end.
  • Lincoln’s Assassination

    Lincoln’s Assassination
    Lincoln was shot at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. The assassination was planned by John Wikes Booth as part of an effort to rally remaining Confederate troops to keep fighting.Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated