Christian Jeong Civil War Timeline

  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin June 5 1851

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin June 5 1851
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a book written by Harriet Beecher Stowe. This book strongly and greatly strengthened Northern Abolitionism, which caused a huge impact on people. This book was considered the most influential novel by an American.
  • First Battle of Bull Run July 21 1861

    First	Battle of Bull Run  July 21 1861
    The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the Battle of First Manassas, was the first major battle of the American Civil War. This took place on July 21, 1861, and was fought in Prince William County, just above the city of Manassas. This battle led to the victory on the Confederate side.
  • Battle of Mill Springs January 19 1862

    Battle of Mill Springs January 19 1862
    This battle, also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek and the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads was fought in the areas of Wayne and Pulaski of Nancy, Kentucky. This battle happened on January 19, 1862, and the Union took the victory.
  • Battle of Fort Henry February 6 1862

    Battle of Fort Henry February 6 1862
    This battle was fought on February 6, 1862, in Donelson, Stewart County, Tennessee. This battle was a significant win to the Union because the Union would cut off and take over some of the Confederate's main rivers for an attack. This battle resulted in victory for the Union.
  • Battle of Fort Donelson February 11, 1862 – February 16, 1862

    Battle of Fort Donelson February 11, 1862 – February 16, 1862
    The Battle of Fort Donelson was a battle that lasted from February 11, to the 16th of the year 1862. This battle was also important, because it would, later on, give the Union advantages later on in the war. The Union took over the Cumberland River, an important river to attack the South.
  • Battle of the Ironclads March 8 - March 9, 1862

    Battle of the Ironclads March 8 - March 9, 1862
    The Battle of Hampton Roads, also known as the Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack, or the Battle of Ironclads. This battle lasted 1 day, March 8th to March 9th. This battle was apart of the American Civil war.
  • Battle of Shiloh April 6th -April 7th 1862

    Battle of Shiloh April 6th -April 7th 1862
    The Battle of Shiloh was one of the first battles of the Civil War, from April 6th to April 7th, in the year 1862. This battle was fought in southwestern Tennessee, and this battle led to the Union's victory.
  • Battle of Antietam - September 17, 1862

    Battle of Antietam - September 17, 1862
    The Battle of Antietam, known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862, in the southern part of the United States. This was a battle fought against with General Robert E. Lee’s army and the Union. According to nps.gov, this war was one of the bloodiest wars, leading to over 22,000 deaths, injuries, and missing people.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg Dec 11, 1862 – Dec 15, 1862

    Battle of Fredericksburg Dec 11, 1862 – Dec 15, 1862
    This battle, the Battle of Fredericksburg occurred on December 11, 1862, in and around the state of Virginia. This battle lasted for 4 days and lasted until December 15th, 1862. This battle led to the Confederate's victory.
  • Battle of Arkansas Post Jan 9, 1863 – Jan 11, 1863

    Battle of Arkansas Post Jan 9, 1863 – Jan 11, 1863
    This battle was also known as the Battle of Fort Hindman, which was fought for 2 days on January 9 - January 11, 1863. This battle was fought near the mouth of Arkansas and Arkansas. There were around 6,500 casualties, leading to the Union's victory. Although the Union had won this battle, it didn't really help them get closer to Vicksburg.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter: April 12, 1861- April 13, 1863

    Battle of Fort Sumter: April 12, 1861- April 13, 1863
    Bombarded near Charleston, South Carolina. The Union gave up on the fort and would, later on, commence on to another battle. Major Robert Anderson made the first shots that triggered this war.
  • Chancellorsville April 30 - May 6, 1863

    Chancellorsville April 30 - May 6, 1863
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War. It was fought from April 30 to May 6 1863 in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. This battle led to the victory of the Confederates.
  • Siege of Vicksburg May 18, 1863 - July 4th, 1863

    Siege of Vicksburg May 18, 1863 - July 4th, 1863
    The Siege of Vicksburg was the final and major military action during the war in the Civil War. This war happened in the time length of May 18th, 1863, and ended on July 4th, 1863. This final action brought victory to the Union once and for all.
  • Gettysburg: July 1, 1863 – July 3, 1863

    Gettysburg: July 1, 1863 – July 3, 1863
    This battle was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania by the Union and Confederate forces. This battle led to massive injuries and casualties, but as a result of the win, the Union successfully took Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Fort Brooke October 16 - October 18 1863

    Battle of Fort Brooke October 16 - October 18 1863
    This battle was a minor battle, lasting 2 days with a casualty of 20 men. Even though this was a minor battle, there was an important event that occurred. The Union destroyed 2 of the Confederate's side blockade runners, which would, later on, help the Union.
  • Battle of New Market May 15 1864

    Battle of New Market May 15 1864
    This battle was fought on May 15, 1864, in Virginia Shenandoah County. A makeshift Confederate army of 4100 men went and defeated Union Major General Franz Sigel and his army. There were around 1,300 casualties, but the battle led to the Confederate's victory.
  • Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 13, 1865 – Jan 15, 1865

    Second Battle of Fort Fisher Jan 13, 1865 – Jan 15, 1865
    This battle, also known as the Second Battle of Mill Springs occurred near the South of Wilmington, North Carolina. This was a 2-day long battle and many casualties occurred. There were around 2000 casualties, and the Union took the victory to this battle. This would eventually help the Union because they would have control over blockades and give the unions supplies.
  • Appomattox: April 9, 1865

    Appomattox: April 9, 1865
    The battle of the Appomattox courthouse was fought in Appomattox county, Virginia on the morning of April 9, 1865. The battle led to General Robert E. Lee’s surrender, leading to the victory of the Union.
  • Lincoln assassination April 15 - April 16 1865

    Lincoln assassination April 15 - April 16 1865
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 15, 1865, in Petersen House, Washington, D.C. He was murdered by Confederate John Wilkes Booth because while Lincoln opposed slavery, John Wilkes Booth agreed with it. He thought that Lincoln was determined to overthrow the Constitution and destroy his beloved South.