Civil War Annotated Timeline

  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The Battle of Bull Run was located in Prince William County, Virginia, near Manassas, Virginia. The confederacy won, therefore the battle was named after a city. Fo the Confederate Army McDowell was the leader and Beauregard was the Union Army leader. This Battle was fought on July 21, 1861, with a confederacy victory. McDowell sent about 12,000 men to, while the Union had about 20,000 soldiers.
  • Battle of Hampton Roads

    Battle of Hampton Roads
    This battle was fought for only 2 days. The 8th and 9th of March. The results of the first day's fighting at Hampton Roads proved the better of iron over wood. It was also known as Battle of the Ironclads. It was and inconclusive battle. This battle was near the mouth of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh occured on April 6 and ended on the 7th of April 1862. It is also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. It occured in Hardin County, Tennessee. Grant was fo the Union and Albert Jontson was for the Condefederacy.The confederate took a victory at this battle.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    On April 10, 1861, General Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. At 2:30 pm, April 13, Major Anderson surrendered Fort Sumter, leaving the garrison on the following day. The confederate took the victory.
  • BAttle of Bull run (2nd)

    BAttle of Bull run (2nd)
    This 2 day battle ended on August 30, 1862. The Union started with 62,000 men and the South started with 50,000. The Southern commander was General Lee and the Union commander was General Pope. After failing to capture Richmond, the North decided they would combine the armies of General McClellan and General Pope. By August 29th Pope, with about 35,000 men, were driven North by the South, who had about 50,000 men under the command of General Lee. General Jackson, with about 23,000 troops, came
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle of Antietam was fought in Sharpsburg, Maryland. This battle ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln introducing the Emmancipation Procalmation.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    Burnside was in command of the Army of the Potomic. Lee was in command of the conferderacytaking the victory.This battle ended on Decemeber 15,1862. Six weeks after the battle of Fredricksburg, Abraham Lincoln removed Burnside from command of the Army of Potomic.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Procalmation which states that all slaves in the confederacy will be proclaimed free. This started rebellions from slaves and caused things to get out of hand.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Hooker commanded Army of the Potomic. Lee commanded the confederacy. This battle took between Richmond and Fredricksburg, Virginia. Lee made the risky decision to split his army which resulted in a Cofereate victory. The battle ended on May 5, 1863.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    General Grants armies converged converged on Vicksburg and invested the city and trapping the confederate army under the control on John Pemberten. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged seige operations.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg occured in Gettysbur, Pennsylvannia. It started out as a tiny battle but it end up involving 160,000 Americans. Lee was in command of the confederate army of North Virginia and George G. Meade was in command of the army of the Potomic. The battle ended on july 3,1863.
  • Siege of Atlanta

    Siege of Atlanta
    Union General William T. Sherman went to Chatanooga, Tennessee to fight again the confederate army under the control of Joesph E. Johnson. Sherman flanked the confederates and besieged Atlanta by the end oof July. Johnson was relieved of command and replaced by John B. Hood.
  • Assination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth to get the confederate troops to continue fighting. Lincoln was assassinated while watching the play "Our American Cousin, at Ford's Theatre in Washing DC.
  • Ratification of the 13th amendment

    Ratification of the 13th amendment
    It was ratified by the states on December 6, 1865. It was accepted in congress in January. The purpose of this ammendment was formally abolishing slavery.