CivIl War

  • Fort Sumter

    President Lincoln sends a ship to resupply the federal fort. Believing the ship had troops and weapons, the Confederacy fired on the fort. Due to the attack on the fort, Lincoln calls up 75,000 troops and some of the border states, such as Virginia, secede.
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  • Hampton Roads

    It was histories first battle between ironclad warships. It started at 8 a.m. when the Virginia opened fire on the Minnesota with union and confederate supporters watching. The battle ended at 12:30 p.m. headed for its navy yard.
  • Chancellorville

    This battle is widely considered to be the greatest victory of the war for general Lee. Lee had half the troops that Stonewall Jackson did, but split his troops and attacked. Jackson then attacked general Hooker and destroyed half of his line. The only reason it wasn’t a victory was because of night.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    General Lee decided to invade the north for a second time. Lincoln had lost faith in the northern general and named George Meade the successor for Joseph Hooker. Meade then pursued Lee’s army of 75,000. On the first day, Stonewall Jackson was mortally wounded. By the second day there were 35,000. The confederates lost nearly half the men they sent on an attempted assault on the third day. The south retreated on the fourth day, it was an important victory for the north.
  • Fredricksburg

    It started when Burnside crossed the Rappahamnnock with 120,000 troops. It ended with the union suffering 13,000 casualties and te confederates suffering under 5,000 casualties. It was a crushing defeat for the union.
  • Spotsylvania

    The first two days of the battle were bloody but indecisive. The army of the Potomac was then moved to Spotsylvania Court House, but on May 8 the rebels stalled the union from advancing. In the next 12 days, there was 18,000 union and 11,000 confederate casualties. On May 12, the union corps attacked the confederate mule-shoe salient at bloody angle. The union could never break the confederate defense line.
  • Shermans March

    It started with general Sherman capturing Atlanta. His troops then marched from Georgia to Savanna. After losing battles badly, the south fled. The north destroyed everything as they marhed and caused a lot of damage. Shermans total war strategy destroyed most of Georgia.
  • Lincolns assassination

    John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln on April 14, 1865. Booth killed Lincoln in Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. Booth shot Lincoln in the head at 10:15. Lincoln was officially pronounced dead at 7:22 a.m. the next day.