Civil War

  • Shots fired on Fort Sumter

    Shots fired on Fort Sumter
    link On April 12th, 1861 the commander of the Confederacy,General Beauregard, ordered to shoot at Fort Sumter. At approximentaly 2:30pm the Union surrendered the fort and evacuated the next day. This marked the very beggining of the Civil War.
  • The Emacipation Proclamation

    The Emacipation Proclamation
    linkApplying only towards the C.S.A Abraham Lincoln issued out the Emancipation Proclamation stating that if the Confederacy did not accept these rules by January 1st of 1863 they would go into effect. It soon pathed the way for African Ameericans right and freedoms in the south.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    link In the May of 1863 Genral Ulysess S. Grant led his troops into the city and traped the confederate forces. On july 4th, 1863 Vicksburg surrendered due to the seizing process of the north. Due to this being the vital place for Mississippi the Confederacy split in half.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    linkOn July 1, Confederates drove Union defenders through Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill. Genral Robert E. Lee ordered to strike the Union flanks which led to an outbreak of fights. The south gained alot of ground but they could not hold it for long, therefore on the morning of July 3rd, 1863 the Union sooned gained their lost ground but eventually lost the battle.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    link The Gettysburg Address was delivered into two simple sentences. Abraham Lincoln stated "We have come to dedicate a portion of that field as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that a nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this."
  • Lee surrenders to Grant

    Lee surrenders to Grant
    link On April 9th, 1865 Robert E. Lee sat down with Ulysess S. Grant to discuss the terms of Genral Lee surrendering his troops. The terms of the comprimise was made fair so both sides could get what they wanted.The signing of the papers was finalized and the war was over.