Civil War

  • 1st Battle of Bull Run/ Manassas Junction

    Fought in Prince William County, Virginia. It was the first Major land battle of the Civil War.
  • George B. McClelllan named General of Army of Potomac

    The Army was divided into three Grand Divisions. McClellan's main job was to protect the Potomac and the surrounding areas. Many Generals were leaders of the Potomac Army but McClellan lasted the longest
  • Battle of Shiloh/Pittsburgh Landing

    Ulysses S. Grant was the Union general who led them into this battle. This battle lasted two long days. On the first the Confederates tried to push back the Yankees until they hit the swamps and Marshs. Also General Johnston was killed during the first day of fighting.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run/ Manassas Junction

    This Battle was on a much larger scale and higher casualties than the first battle of Bull Run. General Thomas J. "Stonewall"Jackson captured the Union supply depot at Manassas Junction. This war lasted three days.
  • Battle of Antiem/Sharpsburg

    This was the first invasion of the North done by General Robert E. Lee. McClellan tried to attack southern forces but despite his numbers he still failed. McClellan failed to destroy Lee's Army.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    This document created by Abraham Lincoln was designed to free all the slaves in the rebel states. This includes all southern states that succeded. This document, however, did not free anybody because the south was not apart of the union at that time so the North had no control over what happened. This document also allowed slaves in the states that were still in the union but had slaves. The Border states threatened succession if the north took away there slaves.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    This Battle was known as the turning point of the war for the North. This conflict made the South never return to its former glory giving the North the opportunity to come back. It is one of the biggest and most important battles of the Civil War.
  • Gettysbug Address

    This speech was given by Abraham Lincoln 4 months after the Battle of Gettysburg. In the speech he talks about American equality and and the preservation of the union. He wants the country to start over new as a whole. He talks about the seccession crisis and how badly it had affected the country. This speech is probably the most memorable speech in American history.
  • Lee surrenders to Grant

    When Lee realizes that he can't win this war he surrenders to Grant at the Appomattox. Then the union Army takes him to the McLean house to negotiate what will happen to him. He walked out of the house looking at his men with tears streaming doen his face and said "Men, we have fought through this war together. I have done the best I could for you."
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Happened only days after the war ended. He and his wife were at a play together. My American cousins was the name of the play. John Wilkes Booth the most famousactor of his day was there and knew when the parts picked up and slowed down. Whenever people were laughing he was going to shoot Lincoln. Later that night he did