Civil War

Timeline created by hhhh50
  • Ft. Sumter Surrender

    Union forces led by Robert Anderson surrender at fort Sumter
  • Virginia gone

    Virginia leaves THE UNION
  • Battle of Phillippi

    First real battle of the civil war
  • Union army initialized

    500,000 soldiers demanded by Lincoln to form a army that will defend union interests.
  • Hampton Roads

    Armored ships fight for the first time
  • Battle of Shiloh

    10,000 confederate deaths and 13,000 union deaths after the confederates surprise Grant's army.
  • Harpers Ferry

    slave revolt
  • Maryland Campaign

    Union forces led by George McClellan follow confederate troops.
  • Antietam battle

    Robert E. Lee's troops are halted at the cost of 26,000 men killed total.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    All slaves that are within captured Union territory are freed.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Union army led by General Meade pushes back Confederate forces.
  • Gettysburg Address

    President Lincoln's speech at a cemetery in Pennsylvania to those who have fallen in combat.
  • Virginia campaign

    120,000 Union troops attack the city of Richmond, home to the confederates. 50,000 union soldiers dead by the end.
  • Wilderness Battle

    Many die in wildfires during battle
  • Atlanta burns

    General Sherman's forces burn down Atlanta before leaving for Sherman's march
  • Battle ontop of Fisher's Hill

    General Philip H leads union forces in an attack on a confederate fort perched on top of Fisher's hill.
  • Sherman's March Captures Savannah Georgia

    After General Sherman's march has reached it's destination, Savannah, it is captured.
  • 13th Amendment

    The 13th Amendment adds abolition of slavery to the constitution; however, this is not yet ratified by the states.
  • Richmond is captured

    Unions now posses Richmond
  • Civil War ends

    Robert E. Lee surrenders to union forces led by Ulysses S. Grant ending the civil war
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