Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln elected president

    Abraham Lincoln elected president
    It was the event that drove the South to start the war.
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    The Fort surrendered giving the Confederates a place for space for ammo and guns.
  • Lincoln Orders of Blockade of the South

    Lincoln Orders of Blockade of the South
    The Confederate States of America tried to block off the passages too prevent them from getting food, goods, and supplies. They used ships called blockade runners they were newly built and high speed.
  • Manassas

    This was the first main big land battle. It was important because whoever captured Fort Sumpter had a major advantage.
  • Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle

    Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle
    The Confederates bombed all of the Union ships. This is important because they lost all of there boats and naval ships so they can't attack from the water.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    40,000 Confederate soldiers under the command Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck a line of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennesse River.
  • Battle at Chattanooga

    Battle at Chattanooga
    There was a minor artillery bombardment.
  • 7 Days Campaign

    7 Days Campaign
    There were 6 battles over 7 days were many acres of land were saved by each side. It is important because whoever secured land could get more food, ammo, guns, and have more land to battle on.
  • 2nd Battle of Manssas

    2nd Battle of Manssas
    This is almost like a best two out of three short war. There were 3 battles in 3 days. The Confederates got the W in this one with the least amount of people killed and wouned.
  • Antietam

    First major battle to take place on Union soil.
  • Emancipation Proclamation Issued

    Emancipation Proclamation Issued
    This stated that all enslaved people shall be free. This is important because it probably changed the war by the Union have more people fighting for them.
  • Emancipation Proclamation takes effect

    Emancipation Proclamation takes effect
    This end slavery in the rebellious states. This is important becasue it could change the numbers of the Union army.
  • Battle at Chancellorsville

    Battle at Chancellorsville
    The Confederates won this battle. This is important because they had more deaths then the Union.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    If the confederates beat the Union this would have changed some of the border states. This is important because the Union could have lost one of the most important battles.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    This the Confederates surrendered the war. This was important becasue it cut off the communication with them to the Trans-Mississippi Department.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    States that the Nation should have freedom.
  • Ulysess S Grant takes over the Union Army

    Ulysess S Grant takes over the Union Army
    Lincoln appoints Grant commander to end the search of a good commander. This is important because Lincoln didn't have to be president and command the army.
  • 13th Amendment passed

    13th Amendment passed
    This stated that 10 slaves were free of slavery.
  • Sherman captures Atlanta

    Sherman captures Atlanta
    Union forces beat the Confederates. The Union tried seize railroads and waterways for good to get to them.
  • Abraham Lincoln re-elected

    Abraham Lincoln re-elected
    The election occured during the Civil War and all the Union states favorated the choice because they knew he would support them.
  • Sherman begins march to the sea

    Sherman begins march to the sea
    The Union army started to travel towards the sea from captured Atlanta, GA. Shermans forces destroyed military targets as well as industry, infastucture, and civilan population.
  • Savannah, GA falls to the Union

    Savannah, GA falls to the Union
    Shermans Union army captures Savannah, GA and has military strecting from East to West across the United States. The Confederates try to send members to the region but fail.
  • Union occupies Richmond VA

    Union occupies Richmond VA
    It gave the Union more strength during the War.
  • Robert E. Lee surrenders

    Robert E. Lee surrenders
    Lee and his starving army surrender arond 4 a.m. this ended the war.
  • Abraham Lincoln shot and killed

    Abraham Lincoln shot and killed
    This really important for the Confedrates so the Union doesn't have as much hate for the South as the war continues.