Civil War Annotated Timeline

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Sumter Link.Fought in South Carolina. The Union commander was Anderson. The Confederate commander was Beauregard. First battle ever fough in the Civil War. Confederate Victory. Ended April 14, 1861
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    1st Bull Run Link.
    This was the first major land battle in Virginia. The leaders were McDowell for the Union and Beaugard for the Conferates. McDowell's army headed up to Richmond, but the Confederates met up with them in Manassas. The battle lasted five hours, resulting in the Union fleeing and Confederates winning.
  • Battle of Hampton Roads

    Battle of Hampton Roads
    Hampton Link.Fought in Virgina. The commander for the Union was Worden. The commander for the Confederacy was Buchanan. It was a draw. Ended March 9, 1862.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Shiloh Link.Fough in Tenneesse. The Union commander was Grant. The Confederate commander was Johnston. Union victory, Johnston killed, Union control of Tennessee River. Ended April 7, 1862
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    2nd Bull Run Link.
    The Confederate commander was General Lee and the Union commander was General Pope. After failing to capture Richmond, the Union decided they would combine the armies of McClellan and Pope. By August 29th Pope, with about 35,000 men, was driven North by the South. Jackson came from east to attack Pope and Jackson was reinforced by Lee and Longstreet's troops. On the second Day Longstreet's troops forced the Union out.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Antietam Link. In Sharpsburg, Maryland, McClellan's army attacked Lee's northern Virginia army. It was known as the bloodiest day in history. McClellan claimed the victory and led Lee's army out of Maryland. The battle ended on September 18th. After, Lincoln created the Emancipation Provlamation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Fredericksburg Link. On December 11, Burnside set five pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock under fire. On December 13, Burnside mounted a series of assaults on Prospect Hill and Marye’s Heights that resulted in casualties. Union: C. Feger Jackson and George Bayard / Confederate: Thomas R.R. Cobb and Maxey Gregg died. On December 15, Burnside called off the offensive and recrossed the river anding the campain. Confederates won.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Eman. Proc. Link.
    A document that said that slaves would be set free.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Chancellorsville Link.
    Fought in Virgina. The commander for the Union was Hooker. The commander for the Confederacy was Lee. Confederate victory, Lee soundly beat an army that outnumbered him 2:1, but Jackson killed. Ended May 4, 1863
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Vicksburg Link.
    Fought in Mississippi. The Union general was Grant. The Confederate general was Pemberton. Union victory, gave them control of the Mississippi R. goal in the west acomplished. Ended July 4, 1863.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Gettysburg Link. Fought in Pennsylvania. The commander for the Union was Meade. The commander for the Confederacy was Lee. Union victory, over 43,000 casualties, the South would never invade the North again. Ended July 4, 1863
  • Siege of Atlanta

    Siege of Atlanta
    Siege of Atlanta
    Fought in Georgia. The Union comander was Sherman. The Confederate commander was Hood. Union captured the "heart of the South" launched the "march to the sea". Ended September 2, 1864
  • Surrender at Appomatox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomatox Courthouse
    Surrender at Courthouse
    Robert Lee surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. This marks the end of the civil war.
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Lincoln Link(:President Lincoln was attending the comedy, "Our American Cousin" with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, Major Henry R. Rathbone, and Rathbone's fiance, Clara Harris. When the play was over, John Wilkes Booth stepped into the presidential booth and shot Lincoln with a pistol. Rathbone attacked Booth and threw Booth over the railing. Booth's boot got caught in a flag and shattered his leg but soon escaped. Lincoln was shot in the left ear and the bullet lodged bahind his right eye. He died at 7:22 am.
  • Ratification of the 13th Ammendment

    Ratification of the 13th Ammendment
    Ratification LinkThey wanted all of the states to be able to vote on it.