The South Secedes !U.S-History!First South Carolina made their own constitution that they were not part of the United States anymore. Other States Followed afterwards.
The Battleof Fort Sumter !Civil-War-Home!
The Confederate wanted the Union to surrender Fort Sumter. The Union refused and they were the ones that caused the battle.
The Battle of Shiloh!Source!
The Confederate soldiers did a sneak attack on a line of Union soldiers near the Tennessee River. They outnumbered the Union soldiers and wounded, captured, or killed most of them. This battle lasted two days.
Emancipation Proclamation!The Archives of the Government!
Abraham Lincoln sent out a proclamation that freed the slaves on January 1st, 1863. These newly free slaves helped the Northerners fight agains the South in a way that was a great advantage to them. The only slaves that had not been freed were the ones living in the border states, as this proclamation did not have specific effect on those states.
The Gettysburg Address!Speeches and Writing!
This is when Abraham Lincoln gave his famous speech about the Civil War. He stated some things about how all men were created equal, and he meant ALL men.
Sherman’s March to the Sea!World Wide History!
On November 15, 1864, William Tecumseh Sherman commanded the Union armies of the west to march across Georgia to the sea. This took the war to the Southern home front and destroyed the confederacy's will (along with much of their ability) to fight.
Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse!See-and-Learn-Great-History
Robert Lee's army was surrounded by General Grant's army, and had no choice but to surrender. So they agreed to meet on April 9, 1865 at the Appomattox courthouse.They discussed the war and then Lee accepted the terms of the surrender after they had been written out.
The Assassination of President LincolnAmerica's Story Website
John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln on April 15, 1865. Lincoln was at the theatre in the presidential box, when Booth snuck into the area and fatally shot Lincoln. Booth escaped through the back door.
Lincoln passed away the next morning.