Civil War

  • President Lincoln Elected

    President Lincoln Elected
    Lincoln's Address at his Inauguration:
    "I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may bave strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land, will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature."
  • First Shots Fired At Fort Sumter

    First Shots Fired At Fort Sumter
    South Carolina fired the first shots of the Civil War when President Lincoln sent supplies to federal troops stationed at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
  • Battle of the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac"

    Battle of the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac"
    First Naval Battle
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Called "America's Bloodbath," 23,000 soldiers were killed on the FIRST day of battle.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    1.) Find this document in your text.
    2.) Were any slaves freed by this document? Discuss your answer with a partner.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    With the fall of Vicksburg, the Confederacy was divided. Grant's leadership at Vicksburg results in him being made head of the Union armies.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    By attacking and paralizing the civilian support system for the Confederacy, Sherman's strategy modernized warfare.
  • Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse

    Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Courthouse
    This event officially ends the Civil War.