Civil War

By MKZeke
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    The American Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln's First Election

    Abraham Lincoln's First Election
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The newly seceeded Confederate states demanded that the Union abandon Fort Sumter in the Charleston Harbor. Union forces were not removed, and the fort was attack during a resupply run. The Union forces were defeated and forced off the fort. This was the official start of the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    First real battle of the Civil War, which proved to many doubters that this would be a long, real war.
  • Trent Affair

    The USS San Jacinto intercepted a British ship and took two Confederate diplomats as contraband of war. This angered Great Britainl, which led to the release of the two diplomats.
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    Battle of Pea Ridge
    Union Gen. Curtis drove Confederate Gen. Van Dorn's forces into northwestern Arkansas, where he held his postion during a Confederate counter-attack, and then drove off his attackers.
  • Seven Days' Battles

    Seven Days' Battles
    A series of 6 major battles between Union General McCeClellan and Confederate General Lee near Richmond, Virgina during the Union's retreat to the north. It resulted in the Union forces being in relative safety, and gave Lee the initiative for his campaigns to the north.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Most decisive victory for the Confederacy in Virginia, where Confederate Gen. Jackson successfully captured a Union supply depot and repelled Union attacks.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    First somewhat successful battle for the Union. Gave Lincoln the opportunity to reveal his famous Emacipation Proclamation.
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    An executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln that all rebellious states are to release their slaves. It had not ended slavery, nor made slaves citizens.
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    Battle of Chancellorsville

    Important battle of the Civil War, where Confederate Gen. Lee defeated Union Gen. Hooker's forces, which was twice as large as the Confederates'. The victory came at a cost, however, when Confederate Lt. Gen. Jackson was mortally wounded.
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    Siege of Vicksburg

    Union Gen. Grant pushed Confederate Gen. Pemberton's forces into the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi, where they proceeded to cut off supply lines to the town after two failed attempts at storming the city. The Confederate forces surrendered after 40 days, giving up control of the Mississippi River to the Union.
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    Battle of Gettysburg

    The 'turning point' of the war, where Union Gen. Meade successfully repelled attacks by Confederate Gen. Lee. These defeats ended Lee's campaign in the North.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    President Lincoln gave his most well-known speech after the Battle of Gettysburg to honor those who died in the battle
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    Battle of Spotsylvania

    A battle at the Courthouse of Spotsylvania, where Union Gen. Grant attempted to lure Confederate Gen. Lee to a battleground where the odds were more favorable. The battle resulted in a stalemate.
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    Battle of Cold Harbor

    Union Gen. Grant's attempt at overtaking Confederate Gen. Lee's forces at Cold Harbor. This resulted in many casualties on the Union force with little benefit.
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    Siege of Petersburg

    One of the first instances of trench warfare, where the city of Petersburg, Virginia was attacked over and over by Union Gen. Grant. Confederate Gen. Lee surrendered the town and retreated before an official siege could begin.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Re-election

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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Union Gen. Sherman left the captured city of Atlanta, Georgia and marched to the port of Savanah, where they captured the port using 'Total War' tactics.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    During Confederate Gen. Lee's retreat after the defeat at the Siege of Petersburg, Lee was pursued by Union forces, where they did battle at the Appomattox Courthouse. Lee was defeated in an attempt to break through the Union forces, where he surrendered.
  • Abraham Lincoln's Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth while attending a play at Ford's Theatre, who was later captured and shot.