Civil War Annotated

  • fort sumter

    fort sumter
    in Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War. Following declarations of secession by seven Southern states, South Carolina demanded that the U.S. Army abandon its facilities in Charleston Harbor. On December 26, 1860, U.S. Major Robert Anderson surreptitiously moved his small command from the indefensible Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island to Fort Sumter, a substantial fortress controlling the entrance of Charleston Harbor.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    The assassination was done by John Wilkes Booth.Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.
  • battle of bull run 1st

    battle of bull run 1st
    The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of prince williams county, virginia
  • battle of hampton roads

    battle of hampton roads
    when the first Confederate boats steamed down the Elizabeth River into Hampton Roads to attack the union U.S. blockading fleet anchored there
  • battle of shiloh

    battle of shiloh
    Confederate army under General Johnston and Beauregard launched a surprise attack on Grant there. The Confederates achieved considerable success on the first day, but were ultimately defeated on the second day
  • battle of bull run 2

    battle of bull run 2
    Jackson attacked a Union column just east of Gainesville, at Brawner's Farm. On that same day, the wing of Lee's army commanded by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet broke through light Union resistance in the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap and approached the battlefield.
  • Battle of antietam

    Battle of antietam
    was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.[4]
  • battle of fredricksburg

    battle of fredricksburg
    The Union army's assaults against Confederate defenders on the heights behind the city is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those suffered by the Confederates.
  • emancipation of proclamation

    emancipation of proclamation
    It proclaimed the freedom of 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and immediately freed 50,000 of them, with the rest freed as Union armies advanced
  • battle of chancellorsville

    battle of chancellorsville
    Chancellorsville is known as Lee's "perfect battle" because his risky decision to divide his army in the presence of a much larger enemy force resulted in a significant Confederate victory. The victory, a product of Lee's audacity and Hooker's timid combat performance, was tempered by heavy casualties
  • battle of gettysburg

    battle of gettysburg
    The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War. it is often described as the war's turning point
  • seige of vicksburg

    seige of vicksburg
  • seige of alanta

    seige of alanta
  • surrender at appomattox courthouse

    surrender at appomattox courthouse
  • ratification of the 13th admendment

    ratification of the 13th admendment