Civil War Annotated Timeline

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    This battle was a two day battle, and was fought in South Carolina. Union general- Robert Anderson did not loose any soldiers, but he did loose this battle. the victor was the confederates , and they were lead by general Beauregard. This battle was the beggining of the civil war.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The First Battle of Bull Run was fought in Virginia, by the union leader- McDowell and the confederate leader-Beaurgard. This battle was won by the confederacy. Battle of Bull run also lead to an army orginazation for the union troops.
  • battle of Hampton Roads

    battle of Hampton Roads
    The battle of Hampton roads was a one day battle and took place in Virginia. The commanders who fought this war were union general- Louis M. Goldsborough and confederate general- Franklin Buchanan. This battle was indecisive, which means that neither north nor the south won the Battle of Hampton Roads. This battle was also known as The Battle of Monitor and Merrimack.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The battle of Shiloh was a 2 day battle fought in Tennessee. The main leaders of this war were union general- Ulysses S. Grant and confederate general- Albert S. Johnson. This was an important victory for the onion, because they gained control of the Mississippi River. General Jackson was killed during this battle.
  • Battle of Bull run (2nd)

    Battle of Bull run (2nd)
    Battle of Bull run the 2nd was a two day battle and was fought in Virginia. this battle was fought by union leader- pope and confederate leader- jackson. This battle was a great accomplishment for the confederates, because they regained most of Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland by the confederate leader- Lee and the union leader- McLellan. This battle was a military draw, and led to the Emancipation Proclimation. This battle was considered the bloodiest battle of the civil war. Over 23,000 lives were lost in this battle.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    The battle of Fredricksburg was a one day battle that was fought in Virginia. It was fought by union general- Bunnside and confederate general- Robert E. Lee. This battle was a confederate win, and it stopped the union final advance of 1862.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    The emancipation proclimation was issued by Abraham Lincoln, and it freed all of the slaves in confederate territory. This proclimation freed very few slaves, because the slaves usually lived very far from union troops who could enforce the law. Lincoln only freed slaves in the south because freeing southern slaves weakened the confederacy.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The battle of Chancellorsville was fought in Virginia from the 2nd of May to the 4th of May. With the help of confederate general- Robert E. Lee the confederates had yet another good victory. Even though Lee had less than half as many people as Union general- Joseph Hooker, he still managed to win. In this battle Stonewall Jackson lost his life.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    The siege of Vicksburg was a long battle it was fought from May 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863. This battle was fought in Mississippi by union general- Ulysses S. Grant and confederate general- John Pemberton. This was a great victory for the union, because it gave them control over the Mississippi River.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg was a three day battle, and was fought on Pennsylvannia soil. This battle was fought by union general- George Meade and confederate general- Robert E.Lee. This was one of the best battles on american soil. The south lost 28,000 men and never recovered from this union victory.
  • Siege of atlanta

    Siege of atlanta
    The siege of Atlanta lasted from July 16, 1864 to September, 2 1864. This battle was fought in Georgia and was fought by union general- William Sherman and confederate general- John Hood. This battle was won by the union and people said that it was the "heart of the south."
  • surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
  • assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    On April 14, 1865 Lincoln was assassinated in Fords Theater, while watching a special performance. He died on April 15, 1865, one day later.