Civil War

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    The Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President (First term)

    Abraham was the first Repulican president to win. He won against John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen Douglas. He recived only 40% of the popular vote and still won overall.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    At Charleston Harbor Gen. Beauregard demanded the surrender of Fort Sumter. After the Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort Major Anderson finally had to surrender it over. This was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.
  • First battle of Bull Run

    this was the first major land battle. the confederates broke the unions right flank sendinig them back towards washington. the confederate victory gave them confidence and shocked the north. they couldnt believe that the land would be that hard to take.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck a line of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. the federals moved to the hornents nest were they grew stronger and By the next morning, the reinforced Federal army numbered about 40,000, outnumbering Beauregard’s army. the federals won that battle by weakining the rebels.
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    the confederates renewed their assults against the federates who brought up more reinforcements but made little headway. Both sides claimed victory. The confederate robert H. Hatton was killed.
  • Seven days battle

    This Seven Day battle would rage across sevearl different battlefields, from small towns to farm houses. This battle would have caused the southmajor problems if they losted, but from the lack of action from the Northern general McClellan the south won
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    President Licoln amounced during the civil war that all those subjected to slavery inthe Confedercey were granted their rights to free living.
  • Battle of Fredericksburgh

    this battle was the largest and deadliest battles of the Civil War. their was a total around 17,929 casualties. it was the first civil war urban combat. the confederates got the victory in the end.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    One of the most famous battle of the Civil War. It took about three days to be finished. the confederates drove the union through cemetary hill. after so many days/ hours the union gained back some lost land when they fought on culps hill.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army. Vicksburg surrendered! Grant's successes in the West boosted his reputation, leading ultimately to his appointment as General-in-Chief of the Union armies.
  • Gettysburgh Address

    the speech was given as a part of a ceramony for the Gettysburgh battifield as soldier's national cemetery to honor the americans who died their.
  • The Battle of Cold Harbor

    Late on June 1, the Union VI and XVIII Corps reached Cold Harbor and assaulted the Confederate works with some success. The armies confronted each other on these lines until the night of June 12, when Grant again advanced by his left flank, marching to James River. Abandoning the well-defended approaches to Richmond, Grant sought to shift his army quickly south of the river to threaten Petersburg.
  • Siege of Petersburgh

    Meade’s Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and attacked the Petersburg defenses. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard was driven from their first line of entrenchments back to Harrison Creek. the confederates though throuhg the battle got stronger and got reinforcements and so they got the victory.
  • lincoln's re-elected

    With his re-election, any hope for a negotiated settlement with the Confederacy vanished. no president has won a second term since president andrew jackson and that would have been 30 year before. for him being re-elected for the south it made them worry alittle because of the past years he was president.
  • Assassintion of President Lincoln

    Abraham was killed by Confederate Jon Wilkes Booth, at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. The attack happened five days after the Civil War ended.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Happened in the city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. the confederates lad a seige on the union cutting off all the supplies. union forces sstruck back and took over the confederates position on Missionary Ridge. the union came out on top and won, they made Chattanooga their supply base.