Civil War #6

  • Cost of the War

    Cost of the War
    The Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. In four years of fighting, approximately 620,000 soldiers died-360,000 for the Union and 260,000 for the Confederacy.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment
    The thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and ratified on December 6, 1865, abolished slavery as a legal institution. on December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted, It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted afterthe American Civil War.
  • November 1864 Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected

    November 1864 Abraham Lincoln is Re-Elected
    The election was held during the Civil War. Lincoln ran under the National Union ticket against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan. Abraham Lincoln won the election.
  • January 1865 The Fall of the Confederacy

    January  1865 The Fall of the Confederacy
    Transportation problems and successful blockades caused severe shortages of food and supplies in the South. The Confederate States of America was a government set up from 1861 to 1865 by eleven Southern slave states that had declared their secession from the United States.
  • Consequences of the War

    Consequences of the War
    The war caused the national government to expand. In fighting to defend the Union, people came to see the United States as a single nation rather than a collection os states.
  • February 1865 Sherman Marches through North and South Carolina

    February 1865 Sherman Marches through North and South Carolina
    Union General Sherman moved from Georgia through South Carolina, destroying almost everything in his path. Sherman completed his March to the Sea by capturing Savannah, Georgia. Sherman's next move was to march northward through the Carolinas to Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederacy, where he would combine with the forces commanded by Union general-in-chief Ulysses S.Grant.
  • February 1865 A Chance for Reconciliation is Lost

    February 1865 A Chance for Reconciliation is Lost
    Confederate President Jefferson Davis agreed to send delegates to a peace conference with President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward, but insisted on Lincoln’s recognition of the South’s independence as a prerequisite. Lincoln refused, and the conference never occured.
  • April 1865 Surrender At Appomattox Courthouse

    April 1865 Surrender At Appomattox Courthouse
    General Lee's troops were soon surrounded, and on April 7, Grant called upon Lee to surrender. On April 9, the two commanders met at Appomattox Courthouse, and agreed on the terms of surrender.
  • April 1865 The Assassination of President Lincoln

    April 1865 The Assassination of President Lincoln
    On April 14, as President Lincoln was watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C., he was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor from Maryland obsessed with avenging the Confederate defeat.
  • May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis

    May 10, 1865 Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis president of the Confederate states during the Civil War, was captured when the Union Army caught up to him on May 10, 1865, in Inwinville, Georgia. His best general, Robert E Lee, had surrendered on April 9 at Appomattox in Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant, which effectively ended the Civil War.