Civil War Events (MN Academic Standard I.U.S. History I. Civil War and Reconstruction)

  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    The Confederate Army opens fire on Fort Sumter after Major Robert Anderson refused to surrender. On April 13th, Major Anderson surrendered the fort and fled the next day. Result: Confederate Victory. Resource:
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  • First Battle of Bull Run

    This was the first major land battle that occured in the Civil War. General Irvin McDowell marched from Washington D.C. to Bull Run. At first the Union Army was able to puch back Confederate forces, but late in the day the Confederacy gained reinforcements and pushed back. The Confederacy gained control of Bull Run but was unable to persue the retreating forces due to unorginization. Result: Confederacy Victory Source:
  • Battle of Shiloh

    A successful stance against the Confederate Army by the Union Army. Result: Union Victory Source:
  • Second Battle at Bull Run

    Being lured into battle, Maj Gen John Pope sent wave after wave of attack on the Confederate Army. After gaining reinforcements, the Confederate Army pushed the Union back to Bull Run. Result: Confederate Victory Source:
  • Battle at Antietam

    At this point in History this was the blodiest batlle in American History. Union troops attacked Confederate troops for two days, with Gen. Robert E. Lee's army outnumbered, they withstood and help their position. Result: Stalemate (Strategic Victory goes to the Union) Source:
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Proclamation given by President Abraham Lincoln declaring all slaves that were in states not a part of the Union to be free. Given to try and persuade the Confederate states to rejoin the Union to keep their slaves. Source:
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    With the Federal army marching into a nearby town, General Lee places Confederate troops through the hillside behind the town. When the Federal troops marched into town, the Confederates fired. Federal Maj Gen Ambrose E. Burnside called a retreat on De. 15. Result: Confederate Victory Source:
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Maj Gen Ulysses S. Grant converged on Vicksburg trapping the Confederate Army. On July 4th the Confederate army surrendered Vicksburg. Result: Union Victory Source:
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Maj Gen Robert E. Lee sends Confederate forces to Gettysburg and pushes back the Union Army. After an intense battle of back and forth, Maj Gen Lee was forced to retreat. Result: Union Victory Source:
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    In one last attempt by Robert E. Lee to escape the closing Union Army, Lee sent troops formed a line of battle of the Appomattox Courthouse to recieve supplies. The arrival of the Union's infantry stopped this push in it's tracks. Robert E. Lee surrenders on April 9th. Result: Union Victory Source:
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    While President Abraham Lincoln was enjoying a play at Ford's theater. Actor and Confederate sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth shot and killed the President. Source:
  • Ratification of 13th Amendment

    The Thirteenth amendment makes slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States and places of its jurisdiction illegal except for forms of punishment that the accused was convicted. Source: