Civil War

Timeline created by Kayla and Roberto
  • Lincoln elected to the presidency

    Lincoln elected to the presidency
    Lincoln won the 1860 election and was introduce as president in march of 1861. But many people didn't want Lincoln to be president like the southern states, they did not agree with his policies and decided to leave the country. This all happened after Lincoln won the election.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was the first battle of the American Civil War ( the start of the war ), it took over two days.
    April 12, 1861 General Beauregard sent Anderson a message saying he would fire in 1 hour if Anderson didn't surrender. The south fired first but no one died.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    Battle of Bull Run was the first major battle in the American Civil War. The Morning of July 21, 1861, General McDowell ordered the union army to attack the confederates force at Bull Run. The confederates had won, but both sides suffered casualties. Then both sides realized that it would be a long and horrible war.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Battle of Antietam was fought on September 17,1862, it was between the union and the confederacy. The union attacked the confederates army and this battle was fierce and this day would be one of the bloodiest in American history. Lastly no one won the battle of Antietam, but the north still claimed victory.
  • Emancipation Proclamation signed

    Emancipation Proclamation signed
    The Emancipation Proclamation was an order given by Abraham Lincoln to free the slaves. But not all slaves were free only the slaves in the Confederate states were free, bout 50,000 of the 4 million were set free, but for the southern states, the slaves wasn't free until the Union defeated the Confederacy.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg was one of the most important battles of the Civil War for the North, took place on July 1-3, 1863 near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Robert E. Lee had enter the North and was trying to defeat the Union Army once and for all. This battle was one of the deadliest battle of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    The siege of Vicksburg was a major victory for the Union during the Civil War. This battle took much longer than any typical battle it began on may 18, 1863 and lasted over a month until July 4, 1863. through this war the city got worse and worse they began running out of food, they were trying to survive and started eating anything available, while this was happening the war was constantly being bombed. The union won the war , and it gave control of the Mississippi river to the union.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    On November 19, 1863, president Lincoln attended the dedication of the soldiers national cemetery. President Lincoln speeches is now one of the greatest ever given.
  • Sherman's March to the sea

    Sherman's March to the sea
    General Sherman capture Savannah captures the city of Atlanta, Georgia. When General Sherman was on his way to capture the Savannah, he would destroy and burn much of the land his army passed.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    General Roberto E. Lee surrendered to union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox, Virginia. This signaled the start of the end of the American Civil war.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14,1865. Lincoln was the first president of the united states to be assassinated. Lincoln was shot in Ford's Theatre. There were several doctors with him, but they couldn't help him. President Abraham Lincoln died on April 15, 1865