Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    When Abraham Lincoln was elected President in 1860, seven slave states left the Union to form the Confederate States of America, and four more joined when hostilities began between the North and South. A bloody civil war then engulfed the nation as Lincoln vowed to preserve the Union, enforce the laws of the United States, and end the secession
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    Location: Union Base located on an Island in Charelston HarborCommanders: . Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard and Union Major General Quincy GillmoreCasualties:NONESignificance; It started the bloodiest war in history; once the shooting started there was no going back the North and South was now at war*Who won?: Confeder
  • Lincoln orders blockade of the south

    Lincoln orders blockade of the south
    required the closure of 3,500 miles (5,600 km) of Confederate coastline and twelve major ports, including New Orleans, Louisiana, and Mobile, Alabama, the top two cotton-exporting ports prior to the outbreak of the war, as well as the Atlantic ports of Richmond, Virginia, Charleston, South Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, and Wilmington, North Carolina.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army
    Grant trained Union military recruits and was promoted to Colonel in June 1861. Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont, who viewed in Grant an "iron will" to win, appointed Grant to commander of the District of Cairo. Grant became famous around the nation after capturing Fort Donelson in February 1862 and promoted to Major General by President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run (or you may see if called Manassas)

    1st Battle of Bull Run (or you may see if called Manassas)
    Although neither army was adequately prepared at this early stage of the war, political considerations and popular pressures caused the Federal government to order General Irvin McDowell to advance southwest of Washington to Bull Run in a move against Richmond, Virginia.
  • Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle

    Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle
    It was our first naval battle that used many weapons that changed how we use naval ships and weapons
  • 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.
  • 7 Days Campaign

    7 Days Campaign
    a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 26 to July 1, 1862, near Richmond, Virginia. The series of battles is sometimes known erroneously as the Seven Days Campaign, but it was actually the culmination of the Peninsula Campaign, not a separate campaign in its own right.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run (or 2nd battle of Manassas)

    2nd Battle of Bull Run (or 2nd battle of Manassas)
    it essentially forced a conclusion to the Union forays into Virginia in 1862.
  • Antietam

    was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued

    Emancipation Proclamation issued
    an order issued to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. It was based on the president's constitutional authority as commander in chief of the armed forces; it was not a law passed by Congress.
  • Emancipation Proclamation takes effect

    Emancipation Proclamation takes effect
    The Emancipation Proclamation was an order issued to all segments of the Executive branch (including the Army and Navy) of the United States by President Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War.
  • Battle at Chancellorsville

    Battle at Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign.April 30 to May 6
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    The siege of Vicksburg took place from May 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863 In Vicksburg Mississippi. The commanding officers of this battle were Gen. Ulysses S. Grant(north) Gen. John C. Pemberton(south). This battle resulted in a union victory thus, the confederacy lost one of their major strongholds. Also as a result of this battle the union successfully split the confederacy in half.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. It was the battle with the largest number of casualties. often described as the war's turning point.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    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.
  • Battle at Chattanooga

    Battle at Chattanooga
    union troops avenge thier previous defeat
  • Abraham Lincoln re-elected

    Abraham Lincoln re-elected
    Lincoln is reelected for his second term in 1864. He carried 22 of the 25 states.
  • Sherman captures Atlanta

    Sherman captures Atlanta
    William T. Sherman wanted to get all of the supplies from Atlanta. The rail and supply center were his main goal. The Confederates, defeated, started defending the city and they lost Gen. McPherson.
  • Sherman begins march to the sea

    Sherman begins march to the sea
    It was also called the Savannah Campaign led through Georgia from November 15 to December 21, 1864 by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army. The campaign began with Sherman's troops leaving the city of Atlanta, Georgia, on November 16 and ended with the capture of the port of Savannah on December 21. Sherman's March to the Sea was lead by Maj. Gen. William Sherman. The purpose of this march was to destroy much of the South's potential to wage war.
  • Savannah, GA falls to the Union

    Savannah, GA falls to the Union
    Union General William Tecumseh Sherman entered in mid-December after burning the city of Atlanta and everything in his path on his "March to the Sea." Entering Savannah, Sherman was said to be so impressed by its beauty that he could not destroy it. On December 22, 1864, he sent a famous telegram to President Abraham Lincoln, offering the city as a Christmas present.
  • 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. It also served as the capital of Virginia, although when the city was about to fall to Union armies in April 1865.
  • Robert E. Lee surrenders

    Robert E. Lee surrenders
    Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his troops of 28,000 soldiers to Union army General Ulysses S. Grant which effectivley ending the Civil war. Lee's army was forced to leave Richmond, they were blocked from joining the only other Confederate force in North Carolina, and the Union army was destroying them with their weaponry se Lee really had no other choice.
  • Abraham Lincoln shot and killed

    Abraham Lincoln shot and killed
    At Ford Theater, Abraham Lincoln was shot and killed by John Wilkes Booth. Nobody knows his motives, for he had been shot on the way to interrogation. The loss was devastating but Lincoln accomplished his goal and abolished slavery. The Union won!
  • 13th Amendment passed

    13th Amendment passed
    The 13th amendment abolishes slavery. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and finally adopted on December 6, 1865.