American Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln as President

    The Republican Abraham Lincoln became President of the USA. 
  • The Confederates

    Unhappy with the constitution, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana,  and Texas, has left the Union and soon made an alliance called the 'Confederates of America
  • New Confederates

    The Souths has made a new government and made a new constitution called  Confederate Constitution and appointed Jefferson Davis as head of government.
  • 4 States in the Union

    Delaware, Kentucky, Marlyand, and Missouri was still in the union but accepted slaves.
  • Start of Civil War

    The Souths opened fire at Ft.Sumter, gaining control of Port Charleston. Lincoln called out 75,000 people to help stop the firing.  This is the start of Civil War.
  • The Confederates Cont.

    Virginia secedes from the Union, followed by Arkansas,  Tennessee and North Carolina. By this time, the confederates had 11 states with a population of 9 million, (including 4m million slaves) whilst the Unions had 21 states with a population of over 20 million.
  • Robert E. Lee in Virginia

    Robert E. Lee resigned his commission in the Union's Army. He then went to Virginia, and was offered command of the military and Naval forces. He accepted.
  • Abraham's Procalamation of Blockade

    President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern Port. This helped decrease the southern supply from overseas. 
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The Union Army (Led by Irvin McDowell) fought against the Confederates. The Union Army lost.
  • Retreat

    The Union troops fell back to Washington. President Lincoln realizes the war will be long.
  • Department of the Potomac

    President Lincoln appoints George B. McCellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing McDowell. 
  • Resignition of Winfield Scott

    President Lincoln appointed McClellan as the general-in-chief of all states in Union right after the resignation of Winfield Scott.
  • Threat from England

    Two confederate officials were sailing toward England and was seized by the US Navy. England, the leading world power, demands their release or else they'll start war. President released them saying, 'One war at a time".
  • Final Emancipation Proclamation

    President Lincoln issued the final Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in territories held by Confederates. The war now became a revolutionary struggle for the abolition of slavery.
  • General World Order No. 1

    President Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1 calling all the US naval and land forces to being at an advance of February 22 (George Washington's birthday)
  • Joseph Hooker

    President appoints Joseph Hooker as commander of the army of the Potomac replacing burnside.
  • Grant Commander of the West

    Grant is placed in command of the army of the west, with the intentions of capturing Vickspurg. 
  • Captured 2 Forts

    Future President Gen. Ulysses captured Fort Henry and ten days later Fort Donelson.
  • Advancement towards Washington

    McClellan's Army of the Potomac advances from Washington down the Potomac rover and the Chesapeake Bay to the peninsular south of the Confederate Capital of Richmond, Virginia then begins an advance toward Richmond.
  • McClellan Relieved of Duty

    President Lincoln temporary relieved McClellan as general-in chief and takes direct command of the UA.
  • Naval Warfare

    The Confederate Merrimac sinked two wooden Union Ship then battled the Union Ironcal 'Monitor' to a draw. Naval Warfare changed forever.
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    Surprise Attack!

    Confederate surprise attack on Ulysses S. Grant's unprepared troops at shiloh on the Tennesse River resulting 13,000 Unions killed, and 10,000 confederates dead. Abraham wanted to relieve Grant but didn't saying, 'I can't spare this man; he fights.'
  • Missippi's River to New Orleans

    17 union ships under the command of Flag Officer moved up to the Mississippi River then took New Orleans, the South's greatest seaport.
  • Battle Of Seven Pines

    The battle of Seven Pines as Gen. Joseph E.Johnston's Army attacked McClellan troops in front of Richmond and nearly defeats them. Joseph was greatly injured.
  • Army of Northern Virginia

    Gen Robert E. Lee assumes command replacing the wonder Johnston. He then renamed his force the 'Army of Northern Virginia'.
  • Henry W. Halleck

    President Lincoln gives his position to Henry w. Halleck.
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    Seven Days Battles

    The Seven Days Battles as Lee attacks McClellan near Richman, resulting in very heavy losses for both armies. McClellan then begins a withdrawal back toward Washington
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    75,000 Federals under John Pope were defeated by 55,000 confederates under Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet. The UA retreated back to washington. The president then relieved Pope.
  • Lee Invades North

    Lee Invades the north with 50k confederates and heads for Harpes Ferry, located 50 miles northwest of Washington. The UA with 90,000 members pursues Lee.
  • Antienam

    Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate are stopped at Antietam in Maryland by McClelland and numerically superior Union Forces. Lee then withdraws to Virginia.
  • Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Preliminary Emanicipation Proclamation freeing slaves issued by President Lincoln.
  • Ambrose E. Burnside

    The president replaces McClellan with Ambrose E.Burnside as the new Commander of the Army of the Potomac due to the fact that he was impatient with his slowness.
  • Frediricksburg

    Army of the Potomac under Gen. Burnside suffers a defeat at Fredericksburg in Virginia with a loss of 12, 653 men. 5,309 Confederate soldiers died.
  • Commander of Confederates MIA

    Stonewall Jackson died saying 'Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees".
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    Gen. Hooker Defeated

    The Union Army under Gen. Hooker is defeated by Lee's much smaller forces at the Battle of Chancellrsville as a result of Lee's tactics. Union lost 17,000 out of 130 000 while the confederates lost 13000 out of 60000
  • Hooker Replaced

    President Lincoln appoints George G. Meade as a commander of the Army of the Potomac replacing Hooke.
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    Confederates Defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennysylvania

    The confederates are defeated at the battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
  • Invation of North

    Lee with 75,000 confederates launched his second invasion of the North, heading to Pennsylvania in a campaign that will soon lead to Gettysburg
  • Missippi River Surrendered to Gen. Grant

    Vicksburg the last confederate stronghold on the Missisipi river, surrendered to Gen. Grant and the Amy of the West after a six week siege. The confederacy then got split up in two.
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    Riots in New York City including arsons and the nuder of Blacks by immigrant whites. 120 black people died including children and $2million worth of damage caused.
  • Colorful Troops

    'Negro troops' of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment assaulted fortified Rebels at South Carolina. 
  • Meet with Frederick Douglass

    The president meets with abolitionist Frederick Douglass who encourages full equality for Union, 'Negro troops'
  • Baxton Bragg's Tennessee

    Confederate victory by Baxton Bragg's army of Tennesse at Chickamauga leaves William Rosecran's union army of the Cumberland trapped in Chattanooga.
  • Gen Grant in charge of West

    The president appoints Gen Grant to command all operations in the western theatre.
  • Gen. Grant; Commander of US

    President Lincoln appoints Gen. Grant to command all of the armies of the US. The west was in command of William T. Sherman
  • Massive, co-ordinated Campaign

    The beginning of a massive, co-ordinated campaign involving all the Union Armies. In virginia, grant with an army of 120,000 begins advancing toward Richmond, now numbering 64 000 armies.
  • Sherman's Advancement

    In the west, Sherman with 100,000 soldiers begins an advance toward Atlanta to engage Joseph E. Johnston's 60,000 strong Army of Tennessee.
  • Grant's mistake

    Grant made a mistake costing him 7,000 union casualties in just twenty minutes under an attack against Rebels at Cold Harbor in Virginia.
  • Union's Missed Opportunity

    Union forces missed an opportunity to capture Petersburg and cut off Confederate's rail lines. Nine months site of Petersburg fought with the Union Army surrounding Lee's army.
  • McClellan Vs. Abraham Lincoln

    Democrats nominated McClellan for president against Abraham Lincoln.
  • Atlanta captured

    Democrats nominated McClellan for president against Abraham Lincoln.
  • Union's victory over Shenandoah Valley

    A  victory (Union) by Gen Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah VValley over Jubal Earlys troops.
  • Re-elected President

    Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president. 
  • Sherman's Destroys Railroads and Warehouses

    Sherman destroyed Atlanta's Warehouses and railroad, affecting most of the South's military strength. Sherman with 62,000 soldiers begins a March to the Sea.
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    Hood's Rebel Army Destroyed

    23,000 soldiers in Hood's Rebel Army was destroyed at Nashvill by 55,000 federals including black troops under the eldership of George H Thomas.
  • 300 Mile Long, 60 miles long

    Sherman reaches Savannah in Georgia, causing a 300 mile long and 60 miles wide path of destruction offering Lincoln Savannah as a Christmas present.
  • 13th Amendment

    The US congress approves the 13th amendment to the US constitution to abolish slavery.
  • Peace Conference failed

    President Lincoln participated in a peace conference meeting with Confederate's vice president Alexander Stephens. Unfortunately, it didn't end well, and so the war continued.
  • Army of Northern Virginia failed

    Lee's Army of Northern Virginia begins with an attack on the centre of Grant's forces. The attack failed.
  • Union's Victory

    Grant's forces begin a general advance and broke Lee's army at Petersburg. Confederate General Ambrose P.. Hill was killed in action.  Soon, the Union won
  • Surrendered

    Robert. E Lee surrendered his Confederate army to Grant's army.
  • Sad Play

    Abraham Lincoln and his wife celebrated by watching a play. He was assassinated on that day.
  • Surrendered to Gen. Sherman

    Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrenders to Sherman in North Carolina.
  • Everybody else Surrendered

    Remaining Confederates Armies surrendered.
  • Sherman's Fight against the Rebels

    At Atlanta, Sherman's forces battle the Rebels now under the command of John B. Hood, replacing Johnston
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment was legislated. Slavery is abolished forever.