Civil War

  • 1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas Junction

    1st Battle of Bull Run/Manassas Junction
    General Jackson and General Beauregard led the Confederates, with later reinforcement from General Johnston. General McDowell led the Union Army. Casualties for the Union Army was over 4,900 wounded, captured, missing, or killed.
  • Battle of Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing

    Battle of Shiloh/Pittsburg Landing
    40,000 Union troops led by General Grant was headed towards Corinth, Mississippi, but camped in at Pittsburg Landing. In Nashville more Union troops joined Grant. Before the reinforcements came, Confederate forced led by
    Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard launched a suprise attack.
  • Battle of 2nd Bull Run/Manassas

    Battle of 2nd Bull Run/Manassas
    General John Pope led the Union Army and General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Even though the Union Army won, the Confederates had much less casalities.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The Union Army was lead by Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederates was led by General Robert E. Lee. The total casualities was around 17,929 people and more than half was Union members.
  • Emancipation Proclamation issued

    Emancipation Proclamation issued
    Declared "That all persons held as slaves" within the rebellious states "are, and hencefoward shall be free" This had only applied to the states that seceded from the Union and it left slavery untouched in the border states that stayed loyal.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville/death of Stonewall Jackson

    Battle of Chancellorsville/death of Stonewall Jackson
    Jackson was accidently shot by one of his own men and was seriously wounded, and later died. This battle was often called Lee's greatest victory.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    There was about 25,000 casualities total, and about 23,000 were from the Union. Pickett's Charge was an attempt to break the first line of Union defense, but it failed.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Was a speech given by Abraham Lincoln at a ceremony and it only lasted about 2 minutes. Everyone loved the speech, and it is now one of the most well known speeches in our country.
  • Lee surrenders to Grant

    Lee surrenders to Grant
    General Lee finally agreed to surrender and end the war. The North let Lee's soldiers keep their gun and gave them thousands of rations to feed themselves.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln had just ended the war, and so he went to see a play with his wife called 'My American Cousin' at Ford's Theater. Lincoln was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth.