Civil War Annotated Timeline

By SarahH3
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter, beginning on April 12th, and ending on April 13th, was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina. The union leader was Robert Anderson, and the Confaracy leader was P.G.T. Beauregard. The winner of this battle was the Condfaracy, and it was important because it started the Civil War.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The First Battle of Bull Run, was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia, near the City of Manassas. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War. The union commander was Irvin McDowell and the Confederate commander was Joseph E. Johnston. By the end of the day, the Confederates ended up winnning.
  • 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. The Confederate commander was Robert E. Lee, while the Union's was George B. McClellan. The winner was the Union
  • Battle of Hanpton Roads

    Battle of Hanpton Roads
    This battle was fought for only 2 days. The 8th and 9th of March 1862. 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. The Union commander was Louis M. Goldsborough (not present)
    John Marston (senior officer present), while the Conderates leader was, Franklin Buchanan. The winner of this battle was infact no one.
  • 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 army too victory at this battle.
  • Battle of Bull Run (2nd)

    Battle of Bull Run (2nd)
    This 2 day battle ended on August 30, 1862. The Southern commander was General Lee and the Union commander was General Pope. This battle took place in Prince William County. As a result of this battle, the confedarets won.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    This battle began on December 11th in Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburg. Burnside was in command of the Army of the Potomic. Lee was in command of the conferderacy, taking the victory. This battle ended on Decemeber 15,1862.
  • 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

    Siege of Vicksburg
    This battle began on May 18, in Warren County, and ended on July 4, 1863. 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 Gettysburg, Pennsylvannia. 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, and became known as the bloodest battle yet. That November, President Lincoln used a dedication ceremony for the Gettysburg National Cemetery to honor the fallen Union soldiers and redefine the purpose of the war in his historic Gettysburg Address.
  • 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 of July. Johnson was later relieved of command and replaced by John B. Hood.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    On April 9th, 1865, in Appomattox County, Virginia, Union general Ulysses S. Grant and Confederate general Robert E. Lee met at Appomattox Courthouse to end the on going war. As a result of this, the 13th amendment to abolish slavery was signed.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination 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 to formally abolishing slavery.