• Succesion of States

    Succesion of States
    South Carolina 1st to secede the union.
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Mississippi was 2nd to secede the union.
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Florida was 3rd to Secede
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Alabama was 3rd to secede
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Georiga was 4th to secede
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Lousiana was 5th to secede
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Texas was 6th to secede
  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    Abraham Lincoln elected in 1861.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    On April 10, 1861, Brig. Gen. Beauregard, in command of the provisional Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. At 2:30 p.m., April 13, Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter, evacuating the garrison on the following day.
  • Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers

    Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers
    Just two days after the Confederate flag flies over Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln is calling for 75,000 volunteers to form a militia. The enlistment will be three months, long enough, Lincoln believes, to "put down the insurrection in the South." The declaration has been sent to all states except the seven independent ones, requesting a proportional amount from each one.
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Virginia was 8th to secede
  • Robert E. Lee becomes commander

    Robert E. Lee becomes commander
    Robert E. Lee was the Confederate army Commander,
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Arkansas was 9th to secede
  • McClellan becomes commander

    McClellan becomes commander
    George Brinton McClellan is often remembered as the great organizer of the Union Army of the Potomac. Nicknamed "Young Napoleon," "Little Mac" was immensely popular with the men who served under his command. His military command style, however, put him at odds with President Abraham Lincoln, and would ultimately upset his military and political fortunes. Also commander in 1862.
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    North Carolina was 10th to secede
  • Succession of States

    Succession of States
    Tennessee was 11th to secede
  • 1st Manassas (1st Bull Run)

    1st Manassas (1st Bull Run)
    On the 21st, McDowell crossed at Sudley Ford and attacked the Confederate left flank on Matthews Hill. Fighting raged throughout the day as Confederate forces were driven back to Henry Hill. Late in the afternoon, Confederate reinforcements extended and broke the Union right flank. The Federal retreat rapidly deteriorated into a rout. Although victorious, Confederate forces were too disorganized to pursue. Confederate Gen. Bee and Col. Bartow were killed.
  • Forts Donelson & Henry

    Forts Donelson & Henry
    Fort Henry, along the Tennessee River, and Fort Donelson, on the Cumberland River, were two forts built to protect Tennessee and the Deep South from invasion. Unfortunately the two forts proved to be right in the way of the driving General Grant. On Feb. 6, 1862, Grant and Flag Officer Foote captured Fort Henry.
  • Merrimac v Monitor

    Merrimac v Monitor
    This battle was also known as Hampton Roads, Battle of the Ironclads. Located at Hampton Roads, it lasted 2 days March 8th and March 9th. It was about 433 casualties (US 409; CS 24).
  • Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh took place in western Tennessee, it lasted two days. Shiloh was the bloodiest affair the young nation had yet witnessed and resulted in over 3,400 dead and 16,000 wounded.
  • 2nd Manassas (2nd Bull Run)

    2nd Manassas (2nd Bull Run)
    The Second Battle of Bull Run or Second Manassas, as it was called by the Confederacy, was fought August 28–30, 1862,[1] as part of the American Civil War. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign waged by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) fought in 1861 on the same ground. The battle laste three days August 28-30
  • Pope becomes commander

    Pope becomes commander
    Pope himself was relieved of command on September 12, 1862, and his army was merged into the Army of the Potomac under McClellan. He spent the remainder of the war in the Department of the Northwest in Minnesota, dealing with the Dakota War of 1862. His months campaigning in the West paid career dividends because he was assigned to command the Military Division of the Missouri on January 30, 1865, and received a brevet promotion to major general in the regular army on March 13, 1865.
  • Sharpsburg (Antietam)

    Sharpsburg (Antietam)
    The Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam (the Confederates tended to name battles after the nearest town or landmark while the Union often named them for the nearest body of water) that took place on 17 September 1862 was really three separate battles on the same battlefield. The first battle, begun at 6 AM, The second battle took place mid-morning and lasting til early afternoon. The final stage of the battle took place on the right of the Confederate lines.
  • Burnside becomes commander

    Burnside becomes commander
    McClellan was removed after failing to pursue General Robert E. Lee's retreat from Antietam, and Burnside was assigned to command the Army of the Potomac on November 7, 1862.
  • Fredricksburg

    The battle of Fredericksburg lasted 4 days December 11th-15th.
    Union had 12,653 1,284 killed 9,600 wounded1,769 captured/missing
    CSA 5,377 608 killed4,116 wounded
    653 captured/missing
  • Chancellorsville

    The battle of Chancellorsville was between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Virginia. Commander Joseph Hooker for the Union and Robert E. Lee for the Confederacy. Caualties and losses for the Union was 17,197 (1,606 killed, 9,672 wounded, and 5,919 missing.) The Confederacy had 13, 303 (1,665 killed, 9,081 wounded, and 2,018 misssing). Stonewall Jackson had hit the Union flank. The battle lasted 8 days.
  • Vicxksburg

    The seige of Vicksburg lasted several days. Union was lead by Commander Ulysses Grant. The Union had 4,835 deaths. The Confedracy was lead by Commander John C. Pemberton. The Confederacy had 3,202 killed and 29,495 captured.
  • Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg lasted 3 days. Union was lead by commander George Meade and the Confederacy was lead by Robert E. Lee. Union had 23,055 casualties and losses (3,155 killed, 14,531 wounded, and 5,369 missing or captured.) Confederacy had 23,231 casualties and losses (4,708 killed, 12,693 wounded, and 5830 miising or captured.)
  • Battle of Nashville

    Battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville was during the winter for 2 days. The Commanders and leader was George H. Thomas. 3,061 casualtie and losses (387 killed, 2,558 wounded and 112 captured/missing.) The Confederacy had about 6,000 casualties and losses (1,500 killed/casualties and 4,500 missing/captured)
  • Atlanta Captured

    Atlanta Captured
    The Union Cammanders and leader was William T. Sherman and James McPherson. The Union unit was Military Divion of Mississippi. The Union had 3,641 killed. The Confederacy Commander and leader was John Bell Hood and Joseph E. Johnston. The unit was the Army of Tennessee. The Confederacy had 8,499 deaths.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    On April 9, 1865 after four years of Civil War, approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties, General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant, at the home of Wilmer and Virginia McLean in the town of Appomattox Court House , Virginia.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    The American Civil War was drawing to a close, just five days after the surrender of the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson in 1835. The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth.
  • 13th Ammendment

    13th Ammendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward, in a proclamation, declared it to have been adopted. It was the first of the Reconstruction Amendments.
  • Joseph E. Johnston

    Joseph E. Johnston
    In office March 4, 1879 – March 3, 1881. Service/branch United States Army/Confederate States Army. Commands held Army of the Shenandoah (1861), Army of Northern Virginia (1861–1862), Department of the West (1863),
    Army of Tennessee (1864) Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and also the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia (1865).
  • Seige of Pettersburg

    Seige of Pettersburg
    The Siege of Petersburg lasted 9 months. The Union was lead by Commandr Ulysses S. Grant. The Confederacy was lead by Robert E. Lee. The Siege of Petersburg was a victory for the Union. The Union outnumbered the Conederacy 67-125,000 to the Confedracy's 52,000.