Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Lincoln Orders Blockade of the South

    Lincoln Orders Blockade of the South
    1861 - 1865. The signifigance of the Union Blockade was to cut off all of the Confederate States of Americas trade goods, supplies, and weapons.
  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States, serving from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, the American Civil War, preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy.
  • Battle of Fort Sumpter

    Battle of Fort Sumpter
    It started the bloodiest war in history; once the shooting started there was no going back the North and South was now at war. The Confederate Army won.
  • First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas)

    First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas)
    On July 21, 1861 the First Battle of Bull Run was fought in Prince William County, Virginia. The signifigance of the First Battle of Bull Run was that both sides didn't expect for their to be as many deaths as there was. The Confederate Army won the battle.
  • Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle

    Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle
    The Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade.
  • Union Army moves in and occupies Richmond, VA.

    Union Army moves in and occupies Richmond, VA.
    Richmond, Virginia, was the capital of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War (1861–1865). It also served as the capital of Virginia.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6 – 7, 1862.
  • Savannah, GA falls to the Union

    Savannah, GA falls to the Union
    During the final stages of Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's March to the Sea, the Union forces overwhelmed a small Confederate force defending the important Fort McAllister near Savannah, Georgia, a major Federal objective.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    In late spring 1862, the Confederacy split its forces in Chattanooga, Tennessee into several small commands in an attempt to complicate Federal operations. Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel received orders to take his division to Huntsville, Alabama, to repair railroads in the area. Soon, he occupied more than 100 miles along the Nashville & Chattanooga and Memphis & Charleston railroads. In May, Mitchel and his men sparred with Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith's men.
  • 7 Days Campaign

    7 Days Campaign
    The 7 Days Campaign went from June 25th through July 1st. George B. McClellan retreated down the Virginia Pennisula. It was a 7 day long battle. It ended in a confederate victory.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    This battle was won by the confederacy. It was an extremly important battle that helped determine the Northern Virginia Campain.
  • Antietam

    The battle of Antietam was fought on September 17, 1862. This battle was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. This was the first major battle in the american civil war that was fought on northern soil. Teh Union won this battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation takes effect

    Emancipation Proclamation takes effect
    The slaves were freed, and 200,000 of them joined the war. It was a major point in the war.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The battle of Chancellorsville went from April 30, 1863 to May 6, 1863. The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War. It was also the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign.The battle was against Union Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Army against Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army. It ended with a confederate victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamation Issued

    Emancipation Proclamation Issued
    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1st, 1863 during the American Cival war by president Abraham Lincoln. I was issued out to all the segments of the Executive Branch.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    The Siege of Vicksburg (May 18 – July 4, 1863) was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. In a series of maneuvers, Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg took three days, from July 1 to July 3. This battle was fought in and around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle was also the battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War and is often described as the war's turning point. The victor of this battle was the Union.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    Gettysburg Adress
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army
    President Abraham Lincoln signs a brief document officially promoting then Major General Ulysses S. Grant to the rank of lieutenant general of the U.S. Army, giving him with the job of leading all Union troops against the Confederate Army.
  • Sherman captured Atlanta

    Sherman captured Atlanta
    The Union didn't want to attack Atlanta's strong defenses, so the U.S. forces swept west and south around the city. Atlantans who remained were suprised in the morning by apocalyptic explosions of ammunition trains being to blown up by the Confederates.
  • Abraham Lincoln Re-Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Re-Elected
    Northern voters overwhelmingly endorse the leadership and policies of President Abraham Lincoln when they elect him to a second term. With his re-election, any hope for a negotiated settlement with the Confederacy vanished.
  • Sherman begins march to the sea

    Sherman begins march to the sea
    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864 by Maj. Gen. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 16 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. Sherman's forces destroyed military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property.
  • Robert E. Lee Surrenders

    Robert E. Lee Surrenders
    The Union surrounds him and he surrenders causing the end of the civil war.
  • Abraham Lincoln shot and killed

    Abraham Lincoln shot and killed
    President lincoln was the first president to be succesfully assassinated. This was ment to be a turning point in the war for the confederates.
  • 13th Amendment passed

    13th Amendment passed
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime.