Civil War

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The surrender of Fort Sumter
    The battel at Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.
  • Lincoln orders blockade of the south

    Lincoln orders blockade of the south
    The navy made a serious effort, along the Gulf Coast to prevent goods, supplies and arms to the confederate. It was important because they had to stop the supply of arms to weaken the confederate soldiers.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run (or you may see if called Manassas)

    1st Battle of Bull Run (or you may see if called Manassas)
    the battle of bull run was a major wake up call to the Nor
    Union forces were routed by beuregaurds forces
    This was an indication that this would be a long and bloody war and would require new leadership, and improved training to prepare the federal troops for sustained action in the field.
  • Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle

    Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle
    This was the most important Naval Battle of the civil war
    The confederates tried to break the blockade that the union had put up.
    The first Ironclad warships were used in this war
  • Battle of shiloh

    Battle of shiloh
    Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant (union general for this battle)
    Confederates retreated at the end of the day
    Union army won this battle
  • 7 Days Campaign

    7 Days Campaign
    Seven major battles over the seven days from June 26 to July in Tullahoma, Tennesee. 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 actual campeign.
  • Antietam

    First Major battle of the Civil War on Union land.
    It was the worse bloodiest battle of the Civil War.
    22,717 dead
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued

    Emancipation Proclamation issued
    The Emancipation Proclaimation announced that if the rebels did not end the fighting and rejoin the Union, all the slaves in the rebelious states would be free.
  • Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville is known as Lee's "perfect battle" because his risky decision to divide his army in the presence of a much larger enemy force resulted in a significant Confederate victory.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Confederate Gen. Lee concentrated his forces around Gettysburg upon the approach of Union Gen. George G. Meade’s forces
    28,000 Confederate men died
    23,000 Union men died
    Union stopped the confederates on their invasion of the north.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War.
    Union soldiers crossed the Mssissippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Best known speech in American history, given by President Lincoln
    In just over two minutes, Lincoln the principles of human equality stated in the Declaration of Independence and proclaimed the Civil War as a struggle for the preservation of the Union sundered by the secession crisis, with "a new birth of freedom,"that would bring true equality to all of its citizens.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    Confederate forces split
    Two artillery batteries came up to open fire on the Rebel troops and the town and sent infantry to the river bank to act as sharpshooters
  • Sherman Captures Atlanta

    Sherman Captures Atlanta
    Atlanta was the rail supply of the Confederates
    Atlanta went up in flames, Sherman continued his march
  • Abraham Lincoln Re-elected

    Abraham Lincoln Re-elected
    He was re elected becasue of his work on the Emancipation Proclaimation.
    And because he did so well on winning the war.
  • Sherman begins march to the sea

    Sherman begins march to the sea
    It was the battle for Savannah, Georgia
    Gen. Sherman's forces destroyed military targets as well as industry, infrastructure, and civilian property.
  • Union Army moves in and occupies Richmond, VA.

    Union Army moves in and occupies Richmond, VA.
    Political home of the Confederates-
    Military hospital and Prisons
    Grain milling and Iron Manufacturing
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Forced to abandon the Confederate capital of Richmond, blocked from joining the surviving Confederate force in North Carolina, and harassed constantly by Union cavalry, Lee had no other option.
    Important because it ended the Civil War!!!
  • Abraham lincon Shot and Killed

    Abraham lincon Shot and Killed
    The Civil war was almost over
    Assasinated 5 days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Grant
    This is important because he was the leader of the war, he worked so hard to try to end slavery he got shot for it.
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction" Important because now the slaves are free
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army
    Won control of the mississippi.
    Captured Vicksberg, the key city on the mississippi.
    Grant wrote generous terms of surrender that helped to begin the process of uniting the nation again.