Civil War

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    Civil War

  • Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln was elected for his first term in 1860 this caused the Southern States to leave the Union.
  • Secession of South Carolina

    On December 20, 1860, South Carolinians in Charleston voted to secede from the Union. It was the first to sucede. President James Buchanan declared the secession illegal but did not do anything to stop it
  • Formation of the Confederate States

    It was a government set up between 1861 - 1865 by the southern states of United States of America. It was made up of secessions of multiple states in the south, which lead to what we now call the civil war.
  • Firing on Fort Sumter

    Gen. Beauregard, who was the confederate general of Charleston, South Carolina. He demanded a surrender of the Union general Garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison refused and the Confederates brokeout in fire. In result Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter and the Confederates won.
  • First Battle of Battle of Bull Run

    When an army of 30,000 unexperienced Union soldiers with General Irvin McDowell attacked the Confederate troops commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard. The Confederates drove the Union army to retreat.
  • Battle of Antietnam

    A battle fought in Sharpsburg, Maryland, along he Antietam Creek. This battle was between Robert E. Lee and General McClellan and had ended in Confederate Victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    When Lincoln issued an order freeing all enslaved people in the Confederacy.
  • Battles of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

    -- Was sparked when two armies met by accident on July 1st, 1863.
    -- The Union army had won.
    -- The North needed to win the battle in Vicksburg, Mississippi to seize Vicksburg
    -- Union forces under Ulysses S. Grant won, and Vicksburg surrendered
  • Gettysburg Address

    An event in which Lincoln beautifully and patriotically gave a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The speech was about President Lincoln expressing what the war had come to mean.
  • Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

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    ... The reelection of Abraham Lincoln, which took place after many Union victories. Lincoln easily won the reelection vote, with a 55% of popular vote.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    When Lee and his Confedrate troops surrendered to General Grant in a small village in Virgina called Aooimattox Court House. Grant allowed the Confedrate soldiers to go home freely, as long as they laid down their arms or in other words guns and other weapons.