Cival Wars

By Cassius
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    When Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president, the South Carolina legislature perceived a threat. Calling a state convention, the delegates voted to remove the state of South Carolina from the union known as the United States of America. The secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of six more states Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas and the threat of secession by four more Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina
  • Lincoln's Inauguration

    At Lincoln's inauguration on March 4, the new president said he had no plans to end slavery in those states where it already existed, but he also said he would not accept secession. He hoped to resolve the national crisis without warfare.
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  • Abraham Lincoln Takes Action.

    On January 27, President Lincoln issued a war order authorizing the Union to launch a unified aggressive action against the Confederacy
  • The Battle of Shiloh.

    On April 6, Confederate forces attacked Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee. By the end of the day, the federal troops were almost defeated. Yet, during the night, reinforcements arrived, and by the next morning the Union commanded the field. When Confederate forces retreated, the exhausted federal forces did not follow. Casualties were heavy -- 13,000 out of 63,000 Union soldiers died, and 11,000 of 40,000 Confederate troops were killed.
  • The Seven Days Battles

    Between June 26 and July 2, Union and Confederate forces fought a series of battles: Mechanicsville June( 26-27), Gaines's Mill (June 27), Savage's Station (June 29), Frayser's Farm (June 30), and Malvern Hill (July 1). On July 2, the Confederates withdrew to Richmond, ending the Peninsular Campaign
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    January 1, 1863, declaring that all slaves in areas still in rebellion were, in the eyes of the federal government, free.
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    Militarily the Battle of Gettysburg was the high-water mark of the Confederacy it is also significant because 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 Address.
  • The Battle of Chickamauga

    On September 19, Union and Confederate forces met on the Tennessee-Georgia border, near Chickamauga Creek. After the battle, Union forces retreated to Chattanooga, and the Confederacy maintained control of the battlefield.
  • Grant's Wilderness Campaign

    General Grant, promoted to commander of the Union armies, planned to engage Lee's forces in Virginia until they were destroyed. North and South met and fought in an inconclusive three day battle in the Wilderness. Lee inflicted more casualties on the Union forces than his own army incurred, but unlike Grant, he had no replacements.
  • The Battle of ColdHabor

    Grant again attacked Confederate forces at Cold Harbor, losing over 7,000 men in twenty minutes.
  • The Siege of Petersburg

    The Petersburg Campaign gave the photographers full opportunity to build a superb corpus of documentation, completed when they were able to enter the town and its defenses in the first days of April.
  • Sherman Marches through North and South Carolina

    Union General Sherman moved from Georgia through South Carolina, destroying almost everything in his path.
  • Fallen Richmond

    On March 25, General Lee attacked General Grant's forces near Petersburg, but was defeated -- attacking and losing again on April 1. On April 2, Lee evacuated Richmond, the Confederate capital, and headed west to join with other forces.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln

    On April 14, as President Lincoln was watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. he was shot by a man name John Wilkes Booth, an actor from Maryland obsessed with avenging the Confederate defeat. Lincoln had died the next morning. Booth escaped to Virginia to get away. Eleven days later, cornered in a burning barn, Booth was fatally shot by a Union soldier.
  • Licoln Gets Laid To Rest

    Abraham Lincoln got laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery, outside Springfield, Illinois
  • Victory at Palmito Ranch

    May 12-13 Confederate Victory at Palmito Ranch. This was the last major clash of arms in the American Civil war. John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last combat casualty of the war.