Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln is Elected for President

    Abraham Lincoln is Elected for President
    He was elected 16th presedint of the United States over a deeply divided democratic party. He only recieved 40 percent of the popular vote which angered the south even though he said he would not end slavery.
  • Confederate States Formation

    Alot of the states from the south did not like the changes being made by lincoln and wanted to rebel by leaving the union and creating the Confederate states of America.
  • Attack of Fort Sumter

    Attack of Fort Sumter
    Confederate forces at charlestown, South Carolina demanded the soldiers to surrender of the union Garrison of Fort Sumter, Charleston. Garrison refused. Confederate batteries then opened fire on the fort which could not reply effectively. Also, known for sparking the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    first major conflict of the civil war. the union was under pressure to stop the souths rebellion. they had met southern troops at manassas. genral jackson held his groundand stopped union forces, this is the battle where jackson got his nickname stone wall!
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    Battle of Pea Ridge
    general curtis union army went into kansas to defend an overlook of little sugar creek. confederate forces had the objective of destroying curtis and his troops. they went around them near pea ridge they met and fought.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle was postponed to the 6th and the federals made many good stands a the begining of the battle. The second day the union army continued to push the confederates back into a retreat.
  • Capture of New Orleans

    The union marched up the mississippi river and demanded a surrender and they did willingly. This is had major international significance
  • Seven Days' Battle

    General Robert E. Lee and the rest of the confederate army set on for a really long seven day batte wich when they won it meant that the battle would go on for three more years.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    a large army of confederates attacked one of the flanks but it was countered. the next day Lees army decided the battle of the northern virginia campaign
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    this battle ended the confederates armies plans to invade to the north to dissrupt the preliminary of the emancipation proclamtion.
  • Battle of Frederickburg

    Confederates came into the city looking to capture it but the union had other plans. Stone wall jackson and the confederate army forced the union back and took it.
  • Battle of Chancellorville

    General Lee Found out the norths plan to sneak up on fredericksburg a different way. the north was suprised that they knew they would be there and south won but Stone wall Jackson was killed
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Grant and the union had tried to take vicksburg a couple of times. He finally made the confederates surrender. This restored free commerce of the North West
  • West Virginia Becomes a State

    They became a state because many jewish people started to settle. they eventually wanted to break apart having mountainess terrain as the boarder of virginia and west virgina
  • Battle of Gettysuburg

    Battle of Gettysuburg
    The Union won the battle but not easily they slowly cut of the supplies of the confederates.
  • Chickamauga

    A major battle of the civil war that was called the bloody battle of the west.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    The union won by bombbardment of the confederates at chattanooga. this showed that the union could mount an assault whenever they want
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    General Lee surrendered when he tried to invade the court house to stop the unions supplies
  • Cold Harbor

    Cold Harbor
    the confederates took the 43 thousand troups and totally outnumbered the union forces and just slaughtered them.
  • Lincolns Re-Election

    This happened during the war but didint effect lincoln. Lincoln got all state votes except for three states