Civil War Annotated Timeline

By Matt J
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was the first battle of the American Civil war. The Confederates won.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    1st Battle of Bull Run
    The first battle of bull run was fought in the state of Virgina. the leader of the Union forces at Bull Run was Irvin McDowell, and the leader of the confederate forces was Pierre Beauregard. The confederates won the battle making the Union forces realize that they underestimated their opponents.
  • Battle of Hampton Roads

    Battle of Hampton Roads
    The Battle of Hampton Roads was the first Ironclad ship battle of the civil war. Fought in Virgina the Commamders were John Martson and Franklin Buchanan. No side won in the battle.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh was fought in Tennesse. the comaanding officer for the Union was Ulysses S. Grant and for the Confederacy it was Albert Johnston. The Battle of Shiloh was the first battle with large causlaties.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was fought in Maryland. The commanders are General McClellan and General Lee. The bloodiest battle of Civil War.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    2nd Battle of Bull Run
    The 2nd Battle of Bull Run was fought in Virgina. The leaders for the Union was Pole and the Confederate general was "Stonewall" Jackson. The 2nd Battle of Bull Run was won by the Confederates and allowing the Confederates to regain Virgina.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The battle of Fredericksburg was fought in Virgina. Burnside and Lee were the Generals for the battle. The confederates won.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorville was fought in Virgina. The Union general was Hooker and the South's general was Lee. The confederates won when they were outnumbered 2:1, but Stonewall Jackson was killed.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    THe Battle of Gettysburg was fought in Pennsylvanna. Meade and Lee were the generals. It was the Bloodiest battle in the Civil War and Lincoln delevered his famos Gettysburg Adress after the battle.
  • Siege of Atlanta

    Siege of Atlanta
    The Siege of Atlanta was fought in Georgia. THe General for the Union was Sherman and the Confederate's was Hood. The Union won and captured "the heart of the south."
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    Lee surrenders to Grant to offically end the civil war. Appomattox is in Virgina.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth. Booth used a pistol to shoot Lincoln. Lincoln died at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege  of Vicksburg
    The Siege of Vicksburg was fought in Mississippi. Grant and Pemberton were the leaders. The Union won and controlled the Mississippi river.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The 13th Amendment aboloished slavery in all states and terrtories America owns.It was the first amendment of the reconstruction amendments.