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Civil War Annotated Timeline

By Duy N0
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Ended in April 14 in Charleston County. Anderson Vs. Beauregard, and Anderson surrendered after confederacy fire. First Battle of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The first actual battle of the civil war with both sides firing. The leading generals wer Waxing and Beauregard, and the confederates were on the retreat. General Stonewall Jackson stood his brigade through and ended up winning for the confederacy when General Johnston helped them out.
  • Battle of Hampon Roads

    Battle of Hampon Roads
    Ended on March 9. Ironclads, or iron boats, decided to take out the wooden naval blockade commanded by Captain Marshton. Due to Officer conflicts the Confederacy went without an officer. The Merriac, a Union IronClad showed up and pushed back the Confederacy, and the Confederacy retreated.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    In Pittsburg, Tennessee. Fought by General Ulysses Grant (Union), and General Johnston (Confederacy). Johnston was killed and the confederates were surrounding them, but Grant showed up with reinforcements and drove them back, giving them control of the Tennessee River. The battle lasted 2 days and the Union won.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    After the first bull run, the Northern general Pope decided to combine armies with another general, but Southern general Robert Lee attacked from behind and drove them out fo Virginia, ending the threat against their capitol in richmond. Ended August 30 in Manassass.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Near Sharpsburg, Maryland, general McClellan attacked and drove back General Lee, but did not pursue after bloody battle and McClellan was fired after the battle and was replaced.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    In Fredericksburg, Virginia, Union General Burnside crossed the Potomac River to attack the entrenched confederacy. After five days the union recrossed the Potomac and gave up due to staggering failure. Ended December 15.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in the South to come join the Union army. Hurt southern farmers who depended on slaves and gave the Union more members. Made in Washington D.C, NY.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    General Hooker versus Lee in Chancelorsville, VA. The Union stopped in Chancerlorsville due to increasing large confederate force in a defensive position. Lee devastated the force but General Jackson was killed by accident afterwards. Ended May 6.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    In Vicksburg, Mississippi, General Grant versus Pemberton. Siege on Vicksburg was a long series of Atacks by Grant that eventually ended Pemberton's stronghold. Union Victory, Ended July 4th.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

     Battle of Gettysburg
    The bloodiest battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Maede versus Lee. General Pickett (Confederacy) charged in and his troops gained heavy losses. On July 3rd, Lee retreated the heaviest casualty battle back into Virginia.
  • Seiege of Atlanta

    Seiege of Atlanta
    Union General William Sherman was the leader of the Atlanta campaign against general johnston. Johnston retreated, was replaced, and then retreated again from Atlanta, Georgia. Ended September 2nd.
  • Surrender at Appotomox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appotomox Courthouse
    After the battle of Gettysburg, Lee surrendered at the Appamottox Courthouse and the Civil War came to an end. Union wins in Appomattox, VA.
  • Abraham's assassination

    Abraham's assassination
    Abraham was in the Ford theatre with his wife when John Booth and his Southern followers carried out a well thought out plan and shot Abraham, and the secretary of state was also injured, but not killed.