Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Elected
    In the election of 1860, Lincoln ran against John Breckinridge. Lincoln was obviously the winner, and this was a major factor in the starting of the Civil War.
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    This battle was a confederate victory at the beginning of the war. It was the battle that started the American Civil war.
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  • Union Blockade aka Scott's Great Snake

    Union Blockade aka Scott's Great Snake
    President Lincoln ordered 3,500 miles of Confederate coastline to be blocked that included 12 major ports.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    1st Battle of Bull Run
    The confederates won this battle. They both had major losses from this battle.
  • Monitor vs Virginia naval battle

    Monitor vs Virginia naval battle
    It was the most important naval battle of the war. Although the battle was inconclusive, the Union recieved the most damage. It was the Confederate's effort to break the Union's blockade.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    In this battle, the Confederates were sucessful the first day the first day. However the second day, the Confederate general was killed and they surrendered.
  • Battle at Chattanooga

    Battle at Chattanooga
    This was a minor artillary battle. The union won.
  • 7 days campeign

    7 days campeign
    Lee aimed these battles against McCellen. Though McCellen won four out of five of these battles, he retreated and Lee took hold.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    Though it was fought on the same ground, the second battle was much larger then the first. There were many causalties and the result was a Confederate victory.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Also known as the battle of Sharpsburg, this was the first major battle to take place on Union territory. It was the bloodiest single day battle in American history. 22,717 total people died that day. The Union gained a strategic victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamations

    Emancipation Proclamations
    Lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation to free all slaves in the united states. Although it did not end slavery, it did a part in changing the tide of the war.
  • 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 Chancellorsville

    Battle Chancellorsville
    The Union fought the Confederate army that had a group less then half it's size. It was a Confederate victory.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant takes over Union Army
    Ulysses was the commader of the Union for the 2nd half of the war. He was in command when Robert E. Lee surrendered
  • Battle of Getteysburg

    Battle of Getteysburg
    This battle lasted 3 days and resulted in another loss by Lee, and the confederates.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    It was the final battle in the Vicksburg Campaign. It was a very decisive victory for the Union.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This is one of the most well-known speeaches in American history. Lincoln delivered this speech four months after the Battle of Gettysburg. It was an inspiring speech stating that the war was not in vain, but it was necessary for the equality in America, and that they will emerge stronger.
  • Sherman captures Atlanta

    Sherman captures Atlanta
    This battle was Union victory. This battle was part of the Atlanta Campaign that was William Sherman's plan to sieze Atlanta's railways and supply center.
  • Lincoln Re-elected

    Lincoln Re-elected
    No votes were counted from any confederate states. Lincold won by over 400,000 popular votes.
  • March to the Sea

    March to the Sea
    The Union army marched through the Conferate territory all the way to the sea, destroying everythng in their path. This was a major blow to the Confederates.
  • Savannah falls to the Union

    Savannah falls to the Union
    The Union army captured Savannah GA, and created a barrier that stretched from the east across the west above the south.
  • The 13th Amendment

    The 13th Amendment
    This states that inslavement and involintary work is illegal except as a punishment.
  • Union Army Occupies Richmond, VA

    Union Army Occupies Richmond, VA
    Richmond was the capital of the Confederate during the war. The Union Army was fianlly able to sieze Richmond in April.
  • Robert E Lee surrenders

    Robert E Lee surrenders
    At the battle of Appomattox Robert surrenders after he realized the battle was hopeless.
  • The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assasination of Abraham Lincoln
    On good friday, after the war had ended, Lincoln was shot while watching a play. The assinator had hoped that this act would rekindle the war.