Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Abraham calls

    United States President, Abraham Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1 calling for all United States naval and land forces to begin a general advance by Feb 22, George Washington's birthday.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    CitationThe attack on Fort Sumter initiated the Civil War. This was when the south barraged Fort Sumter.
  • Virginia Secedes

    Virginia Secedes
    • Virginia secedes from the Union, followed within 5 weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus creating an eleven state Confederacy. Which is the south.
  • President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade

    President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade
    For the duration of the war the blockade limits the ability of the rural South to stay well supplied in its war against the industrialized North.
  • ..."a People's contest...

    ..."a People's contest...
    Lincoln, in a speech to Congress, states the war is..."a People's contest... a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men..." The Congress authorizes a call for 500,000 men.
  • Running with the bulls

    Running with the bulls
    Battle at Bull Run. Union retreats. Union troops fall back to Washington. President Lincoln realizes the war will be long.
  • Commander is changed

    Commander is changed
    George B. McClellan is appointed commander of the Department of Polomac, replacing General McDowell
  • Higher Rank

    Higher Rank
    United States President, Abraham Lincoln, appoints George McClellan as "general-in-chief" of all of the Union forces after the resignation of the aged Winfield Scott. Abe tells McClellan, "...the supreme command of the Army will entail a vast labor upon you." in which McClellan responds, "I can do it all."
  • Free Willy

    Free Willy
    Abraham Lincoln's son, Willie, dies at age 11; probably due to some polluted drinking water.
  • Abraham takes charge

    Abraham takes charge
    The Confederate ironclad sinks two wooden Union ships. Then ends up tied with the Union's ironclad. This changed Naval warfare as we know it, thus making wooden ships obsolete. Abrham Lincoln gets serious; knowing McClellan is general-in-chief, he temporarly relieves him and takes direct command of the Union Armies.
  • Old Brains

    Old Brains
    After four whole months as his personal general-in-chief, Lincoln hands over the task to General Henry W. Halleck. A.K.A (Old Brains)
  • Bloodiest Day in U.S. History

    Bloodiest Day in U.S. History
    The "bloodiest day in U.S. military history" as General Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Armies are stopped at Antietnam, Maryland by McClellan and numerically superior Union forces. By nightfall about 26,000 men were dead, injured, or missing. Lee then withretreats back to Virginia.
  • Replacement

    The president replaces McClellan with Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. Lincoln was infuriated with McClellan slowness.
  • Emancipation Proclamation in Progression

    Emancipation Proclamation in Progression
    Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation; freeing all slaves in territories held by Confederates and kind of allowing the enlisting of black soldiers in the Union Army. The war to preserve the Union now becomes a revolutionary struggle for the abolition of slavery.
  • Frederick Douglass

    Frederick Douglass
    President Lincoln meets with abolitionist Frederick Douglass, who pushes for full equality for Union's 'Negro troops.'
  • Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president, defeating Democrat George B. McClellan.

    Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president, defeating Democrat George B. McClellan.
    Lincoln carries all but a few states with 55 percent of the popular vote and 212 out of 233 electoral votes. Lincoln states, "I earnestly believe that the consequences of this day's work will be to the lasting advantage, if not the very salvation, of the country,"
  • The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery.

    The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery.
    The amendment is then sent to the states for ratification.
  • Abraham Lincoln is shot

    Abraham Lincoln is shot
    In Ford's Theater, Abrham Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth.
  • Its Over

    Its Over
    Civil War is ended, remaining Confederate forces surrender, and the Union is declared the winner.