Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter fired upon
  • Millitia called

    THe Union called for 75,000 millitia
  • Robert E. Lee Joins confederacy

    Robert E. Lee Joins confederacy
  • RIchmond becomes capitol

    COnfederacy makes Richmond it's captiol
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
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    Army created

    500,000 soldiers called
  • McClellen is General

    Abraham Lincoln apoints McClellen as General.
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    Tenesee Taken

    Grant Takes Tenesee
  • Merrimac VS Monitor

    The Monitor and Merrimac fought for 4 hours then ended in stalemate.
  • Battle of Shiloh

  • New Orleans Taken

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    7 days battle

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    Battle of Antietem

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    Second Battle of Bull Run

  • Emancipation proclomation declared

  • McClellen fired again Burnside hired

  • Battle of Fredericksburg

  • Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect

  • Hooker replaces Burnside

  • Grant is becomes commander of Army of the West

  • Conscription act

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    Lee defeats Hooker at Chancellorsville

  • "Stonewall" Jackson dies

  • Lee leads 75,000 into North

  • Lincoln makes George Meade commander of the Army of the Potomac

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    conscription riots

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    Battle of Gettysburg

  • Grant takes Vicksburg; splits South in two

  • 54th Massachusetts Regiment form assault on Fort Wagner (they lose)

  • Lincoln gives Gettysburg Address

  • General Sherman starts toward Atlanta with 100,000 men

  • Lincoln makes Grant head of all U.S. armies. William Tecumseh Sherman succeeds Grant in Army of the West

  • Battle of Cold Harbor

  • Grant begins 9 - month siege of Petersburg and Lee's troops

  • Democrats nominate George McClellan to run against Lincoln

  • Congress passes 13th Ammendment - to abolish slavery

  • Lee attempts to break Grant's forces.

  • Grant breaks Lee's troops, he is forced to retreat. Union raises stars and stripes in Virginia the next day

  • Lee surrenders

  • Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.