Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln elected as President

    Abraham Lincoln elected as President
    Was 16th president of the United States. He campained a lot to express that his main goal was not to abolish slavery but to stop the spread of it. He did this through the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
  • Confederate States of America is formed

    South Carolina was the first to secede from the united states of america and is followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    At 4:30am Lincolns attempt to resupple the fort was put to a end when Confederate troops stopped the boats and attacked the fort from 3/4 vantage points. Eventually the fort was surrendered and this was considered the beginning of the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    On July 21, 1861, Manassas Junction, Virginia the Condederates were able to break the Unions right flank and send the Union on a panic retreat although the Union army was 35,000 compared to the Confederates army of 20,000.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Lee and Pope had a firefight the day of the 28th, but that night Pope decided to attack Lee but Lees forces held off Popes and there were heavy casulities on both sides. This battle was a draw with both sides having heavy losses.
  • Uss Monitor Vs. CSS Virginia

    On March 8, 1862, from her berth at Norfolk, the Confederate ironclad Virginia steamed into Hampton Roads where she sank Cumberland and ran Congress aground. On March 9, the Union ironclad Monitor having fortuitously arrived to do battle, initiated the first engagement of ironclads in history. The two ships fought each other to a standstill, but Virginia retired.
  • Union Captures New Orleans

    Commanders; Union; David G Farragut and Benjamin Butler
    Confederate; Mansfield Lovell
    Union Victory (obviously)
  • Seven Days Battle

    Generals: Union; McClellan Confederate; Robert E. Lee
    Casualties: Union; 15,855 Confederate; 20,204
    Considered Union Victory.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Lee and McClellan met at Sharpsburg, Maryland near Antietam Creek and faced off. McClellan stopped Lee from advancing further north and although the union won, it was at a high cost. There were over 22,000 casulities between the 2 armies. It is the bloodies single day battle to this day.
  • West Virginia Becomes a state

    West Virginia Broke away from Virginia and labeled it self as a Union State.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Lee marched his 75,000 troop army into PA planning on a dispirting loss for the Union army. But the union army of 90,000 held up on Lees invasions and stopped Lee from advancing.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    The Gettysburg Address is the most famous speech of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and one of the most quoted famous speeches in United States history. It was delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on November 19, 1863, during the American Civil War, four and a half months after the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Fought by the Tennesse River, it was a strategical railroad junction for the Confederates. With reinforcements, the Union won this battle
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Location: City of Petersburg
    Union; Lt. Gen. Ulysses S Grant Maj. and Gen. George G. Meade
    Confederate; Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. P.G.T. Bearugaurd
    Casualties; us; 8,150 cs; 3,326
    Confederate Victory
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    John Wilkes Booth fatally shot Lincoln at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. while Lincoln was watching a play.