Civil War

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    Civil War

    Events that took place during the Civil War.
  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States. He didn't win the popular vote, but the electoral college votes landed him a spot in the Oval Office. This changed the Civil War drastically because he was definitely on the Union's side and the South was at a serious disadvantage.
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    This was the battle that started the Civil War. Fort SUmter was surrendured and bombarded in South Carolina. It followed secessions fron seven Southern states.
  • Lincoln Blockades the South

    Lincoln Blockades the South
    The Union began its blockade of the South to keep out traded goods, supplies, and weapons. The Union caught the South at a serious disadvantages by not having what they need to get through the war.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    1st Battle of Bull Run
    Also known as the First Manassas, the Bull Run was the first battle of the armies on land. It took place in Virginia.
  • Monitor vs Virginia

    Monitor vs Virginia
    A Confederate ironclad stormed out of the sea and destroyed two Unionb ships. The next day Virginia met the Union ironclad. THe battle lasted only a day. The Union blockade was not lifted.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Gen Albert Sidney ordered 40,000 Confederate soldiers to come out of the woods and attack Union soldiers.
  • 7 Days Campaign

    7 Days Campaign
    Near Richmond Virginia, six battles went on during a seven day period. There was the Oak Grove battle, where Lee attacked Beaver Dam Creek continuously. There were attacks at Golding's Farm, Savage's Station on June 29. McClellan's Army continued to the safety of Harrison's Landing. There was also the Battle of Glendale and the Battle of Malvern Hill.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    Thomas J. Jackson captured the Union's supplies from Manassass Junction. Rober E. Lee's army approached the battle field that day. John Pope thought he had trapped Jackson and ganged up on him. There were casualties and Pope retreated.
  • Antietam

    This was the first battle on Union Soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle with 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing from both sides.Gen. George B. McClellan launched attacks on Lee's army to defend Atietam creek.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln made the Emancipation Proclamation and it stated that he could free the slaves that were in the rebellious states.
  • Procolamation Takes Effect

    Procolamation Takes Effect
    When the Proclamation took effect, the slaves could not be more happy. Abraham Lincoln immediately freed thousands of slaves just that first day.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    It was Joseph Hooker against Robert E. Lee in Virginia. During this battle, Lee lost his right arm. Hooker attacked Lee from the front and back, setting them off guard. THis was the second bloodiest day of the CIvil War.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This was Lee's second invasion of the North and it failed. He centered his army around Gettysburg and the Union host took over and the battle was theirs.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    In Tennessee, the Union Army tried to isolate Vicksburg and the Confederates to defeat them. Ulysses S. Grant attacked the Confederates from the front. Pemberton ended up surrenduring his army and ended the siege.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    One of the greatest speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address was a speech from Abraham Lincoln in a cemetery. This was four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg. The speech was short but very well thought out. By the time the cameraman got the camera ready he was done speaking. It talks about how our nation has split and needs to come together again.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    Brig. Gen. James Negley led an open fire attack on the Rebel troops and the town. The bombardment lasted from June 7th to the 8th.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant takes over Union Army
    Grant lead the Union Army and defeated the Confederate Army. His reign ended with Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox.
  • 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.
  • Lincoln Re-Elected

    Lincoln Re-Elected
    Abraham Lincoln was re-elected for president of the United States. He brought great success to the Civil War because it was his goal to abolish slavery.
  • Sherman Begins to March to the Sea

    Sherman Begins to March to the Sea
    Sherman left Atlanta and captured the port of Atlanta. Grant let him march over the last battle scene.
  • Savannah, GA Falls to the Union

    Savannah, GA Falls to the Union
    The Union Army captured Savannah Georgia as they try to enforce the abolishing of slavery across the US.
  • 13th Amendment Passed

    13th Amendment Passed
    This amazing amendment outlawed slavery. It had probably one of the biggest impacts in the Civil War. Now that this amendment was passed, there was no reason to fight. The Union had won and the black people never have to suffer through that ever again (in America anyway).
  • Union Army in Richmond, VA

    Union Army in Richmond, VA
    Grant captured Richmond and the soldiers were told to burn everything in the city. An evacuation of the city took place. The burning didn't stop until the mayor surrendured it himself.
  • Robert E. Lee Surrenders

    Robert E. Lee Surrenders
    Robert E. Lee, a true opponent against Lincoln and Grant, surrendured his army to the Union. This had an EMORMOUS impact because that means that the big opponent, the boss level, was done. The Union had the sweet victory.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    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!