20 events during th civil war

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    20 civil war events

  • Lincoln's Inauguration

     Lincoln's Inauguration
    At Lincoln's inauguration he had no plans to end slavery in states that had it already existing. and at his Inaurgation he also wad that he would not accept secession. He wanted to help the nations crisis without warfare.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

     Attack on Fort Sumter
    Beauregard,was in command of the provisional Confederate forces at Charleston South Carolina. demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter,
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    Confederate forces attacked Union forces at Shiloh Tennessee.The federal troops were almost defeated but during the night, reinforcements arrived, and by the next morning the Union were a head. Confederate forces retreated
  • Harper's Ferry

    Harper's Ferry
    The Union General McClellan defeated Confederate General Lee at South Mountain and Crampton's Gap. but he did not move quickly enough to save Harper's Ferry, which fell to Confederate General Jackson. along with a great number of men and supplies
  • The Vicksburg Campaign

    The Vicksburg Campaign
    Union's plans to regain control of the Mississippi River. May 22, Grant began a siege of the city. Confederate General John Pemberton surrendered, giving up the city and 30,000 men
  • Battle of Brandy Station

     Battle of Brandy Station
    Confederate Army of Northern Virginia streamed into Culpeper County after its victory at Fredericksburg. the troops seemed invincible and massed around Culpeper preparing to carry the war north into Pennsylvania. June 5, two infantry corps were camped in and around Culpeper Stuart bivouacked his cavalry troopers, screening the Confederate Army against surprise by the enemy
  • The Gettysburg Campaign

    The Gettysburg Campaign
    General Lee defeated Union forces at Winchester, Virginia, and continued north to Pennsylvania. General Hooker, who had been planning to attack Richmond, was instead forced to follow Lee . General Halleck, resigned General George Meade replaced him as commander of the Army of the Potomac
  • The Gettysburg Campaign

    The Gettysburg Campaign
    Union and Confederate forces began the Battle of Gettysburg. Meade won the battle, but failed to follow Lee as he retreated back to Virginia. it ended Confederate hopes of formal recognition by foreign governments. On November 19, President Lincoln dedicated a portion of the Gettysburg battlefield as a national cemetery, and delivered his memorable Gettysburg Addres
  • Bombardment of Fort Sumter

    Federal batteries on Morris Island opened fire on Fort Sumter and the Charleston defenses. Fort Sumter's held out.
  • Charleston Harbor

    Charleston Harbor
    Confederate forces evacuated Fort Wagner and Battery Gregg, by advancing Federal siegeworks. party of about 400 marines and sailors attempted to surprise Fort Sumter. The attack was repulsed.
  • Ware Bottom Church

    Ware Bottom Church
    Confederate forcesBeauregard attacked Butler's Bermuda Hundred line near Ware Bottom Church. After driving back Butler's advanced pickets, the Confederates constructed the Howlett Line. detach strong reinforcements for Lee's army in time for the fighting at Cold Harbor
  • Confederate Troops Approach Washington, D.C

    Confederate Troops Approach Washington, D.C
    Confederate General Jubal Early led his forces into Maryland to relieve the pressure on Lee's army. he was driven back to Virginia
  • Mobile Bay / Fort Morgan / Fort Gaines Alabama.

     Mobile Bay / Fort Morgan / Fort Gaines Alabama.
    A combined Union force initiated operations to close Mobile Bay to blockade running. Some Union forces landed on Dauphin Island and laid siege to Fort Gaines.Fort Morgan, the last big holdout, fell, shutting down the port. The city, however, remained uncaptured
  • Franklin-Nashville Campaign

    Franklin-Nashville Campaign
    General John B. Hood's Army of Tennessee, in an attempt to cross the Tennessee River at Decatur, Alabama encountered Union forces under the command of Brig. he successfully prevented the much larger Confederate force from crossing the river.
  • Sherman at the Sea

    Sherman at the Sea
    After marching through Georgia for about a month, Sherman stormed Fort McAllister on D and captured Savannah itself eight days later.
  • Hood before Nashville

    Hood before Nashville
    Continuing his policy of taking offensive at any cost, General John B. Hood brought his reduced army before the defenses of Nashville, where it was repulsed by General George H. Thomas on December 15-16, in the most complete victory of the war.
  • Fort Fisher, North Carolina

    Fort Fisher, North Carolina
    After Admiral David D. Porter's squadron of warships had subjected Fort Fisher to a very terrific bombardment, General Alfred H. Terry's troops took it and Wilmington, North Carolina, the last resort of the blockade-runners, was sealed off.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

     Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    General Lee's troops were soon surrounded, and on April 7, Grant called upon Lee to surrender. On April 9, the two commanders met at Appomattox Courthouse, and agreed on the terms of surrender. Lee's men were sent home on parole -- soldiers with their horses, and officers with their side arms. All other equipment was surrendered.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln

    The Assassination of President Lincoln
    President Lincoln was watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., he was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor from Maryland obsessed with avenging the Confederate defeat. Lincoln died the next morning
  • Battle of Anderson South Carolina

    Battle of Anderson South Carolina
    The battle was one of the final conflicts of the war, taking place three weeks after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. Confederate forces suffered no casualties and the Union forces had two casualties in the skirmish that took place.