Civil War

By umab
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Major Robert Anderson was in charge of the Union armies and the South had general P.T. Beauregard. The Union surrendered so the South won. This battle was important because it was the first of many battles in the Civil War.
  • 1st battle of Bull Run

    1st battle of Bull Run
    General McDowell was the leader of the Union General PT Beauragrd was the leader of the COnfederacy. The Cnfederacy won and it was important because it was the first war and it changed peoples views on the war.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Grant and William Sherman were the leaders of the North and Beauregard was the leader of the South. The Union won and this battle was important because it was a stratigic win for the Union and their control over the MIssissippi River.
  • Fall of New Orleans

    Fall of New Orleans
    Union: Captain David Farragut
    Union won!!
    Importance: gave Union full controld of the Mississippi and South couldn't use the port or river to carry goods to sea
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Union: McClellan
    Confederacy: Lee
    Neither side won!!
    Importance: Union was able to prevent lee from moving the war into Northern land.
    Caused the Emancipation Proclimation
    McClellan got Lee's battle plans.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Union: general Burnside
    Confederacy: General Lee
    Confederacy won!
    Importance: South won again
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Union: General Hooker
    Confederacy: General Lee and General Jacckson
    COnfederacy won again!
    Importance: "Stonewall" Jackson died and it ruined Union's plans of going to Richmond
  • Battle of Getesburg

    Battle of Getesburg
    Union: General Meade
    Confederacy Lee and Picket
    Union won!!!
    Importance: ended South's hope of getting help from Britain and France
  • The Vicksburg Siege Start

    The Vicksburg Siege Start
    Union: Grant
    Union won again!!
    Importance: major turning point, Confederacy split in half and lost control of the Mississippi River in the South
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    Vicksburg Siege

  • Wilderness Campaign

    Wilderness Campaign
    The six bloodiest weeks in US history
    Bushfires burned alive 200 wounded men.
    Grant continued to move towards Richmond
    50,000 Union soldiers died in 30 days!
    Nobody liked Grant, but LIncoln defended him because he thought Grant was "a fighter."
  • Farragut at Mobile Bay

    Farragut at Mobile Bay
    David Farragut lead the Union
    He led attack of 18 ships into Mobile Bay. Alabama.
    the Confederacy reacted with torpedoes and fired at the ships.
    Union kept going and their plan of invasion worked.
    Union was able to capture the last Southern port east of the Mississippi.
  • Sherman's March to Sea

    Sherman's March to Sea
    Sherman led the Union.
    Used Toal War strategy.
    HIs men burned cities and land all across Georgia to the Atlantic.
    They killed and destroyed all throughtout the Carolina's/
    Also they destroyed anything the South needed.
    Thousands of enslaved people were freed.
  • Fall of Richmond

    Fall of Richmond
    Fall of Richmond:
    Lincoln and son Tad toured Richmond as it burned.
    African Americans followed Lincoln singing, laughing, and reaching out to touch him.
    Lincoln went to Davis's (President of the Confederacy) house and just sat in a chair and stared off.
  • Surrender of Appomettox

    Surrender of Appomettox
    Lee and his troops retreated, but he continued to fight and finally surrendered
    In Appomatax Court House, VA Grant met with Lee and decided the end of the war.
    There were a couple Conditions of Surrender:
    Rebel troops kept their weapons
    Rebel officers kept their horses
    No one would distract the soldiers on their way home
    Grant also gave Lee’s troops food for their journey home.