Civil war soldiers

Civil War Hannah Murphy

  • the Attack on Lawrence

    the Attack on Lawrence
    Proslaver y group destroys all of Lawrence, they destroy printing presses, looted houses and stores, and set antislavery headquarters on fire.
  • the Pottawatomie Massacre

    the Pottawatomie Massacre
    John Brown went to Pottawatomie Creek, he pulled 5 men out of bed, cut off thier hands, and stabbed them.
  • Dred Scott ruling

    Dred Scott ruling
    Chief Justice Roger B. Taney delivered the majority opinion in the case. He ruled against Scott because African Americans were not citizens and therefore could not sue in courts.
  • Harpers Ferry

    Harpers Ferry
    John Brown broke into the federal arsenal. He lead a small group of men, more white than black. He inteded to grab slaves to help take over, but the slaves were to afraid. Brown held 60 hostage. Robert. E. Lee arrested Brown.
  • the End of Brown

    the End of Brown
    John Brown was hanged for treason. After his death southerners feared potential slave uprising organization by the North.
  • South Carolina seceedes

    South Carolina seceedes
    South Carolina became angered when they realized they never had a chance to out vote lincoln because majority of votes came from the North
  • More secession

    More secession
    Six more states secede: Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas
  • Confederacy

    The Confederacy was created in Montgomery, Alabama by Jefferson Davis. The confederate states of America protected and recognized slavery, Each state was sovereign and independent, but no strong central government.
  • Lincoln speaks

    Lincoln speaks
    He stated that he did not intend on interfering with slavery where it existed but instead to hold, occupy, and possess federal property in the Union states.
  • Fort Sumter, South Carolina

    Fort Sumter, South Carolina
    The surrounding area was taken over by South Carolina except Fort Sumter. The confederacy demands that US evacuate Fort Sumter ASAP!
  • Fort Sumter, SC

    Fort Sumter, SC
    It was bombarded and they were forced to surrender.
  • The effect of Fort Sumter

    The effect of Fort Sumter
    Virginia secedes; the confederates then move the capital of the confederacy to Richmond, Virginia. Eventually after Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee secede.
  • Battle of First Bull Run

    Battle of First Bull Run
    The North and South fight; the Confederacy led by Stone Wall Jackson, Confederates win.
  • Fort Henry

    Fort Henry
    Fort Henry was meant to stop water traffic, not for war. The union used Iron Clad and attacked from land and water. The confederates used torpedoes. The large amount of rain water caused the torpedoes to fail, then causing Fort Henry to be completely submerged in 2 days.
  • Shiloh

    Grant planned to cut off the confederacy’s only rail line connecting Mississippi and western Tennessee.
  • Farragut's plan

    Farragut's plan
    David Farragut decides to take over New Orleans. At 2:00 am he sails 4 ships up the river completely exposed, remarkably all of them survived the shots fired from the Union and the Confederates.
  • New Orleans is seized

    New Orleans is seized
    Farragut arrives in New Orleans. This helps with the anaconda plan. Six days later General Butler’s troops take control of the city and the south’s largest city and center of the cotton trade in now in union hands
  • Antietam Creek

    Antietam Creek
    The bloodiest single-day battle in American History, McClellan fights Lee. This fight convinced Lincoln that the time had come to end slavery in the south.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It’s a degree freeing all enslaved persons in states still in rebellion. It freed enslaved African Americans on in states at war with the union. It didn’t address slaver in the Border States.
  • McClellan

    Lincoln finally gets tired of McClellan “playing things safe and fires McClellan. General Ambrose Burnside takes his place.
  • Fredericksburg

    Burnside ordered a series of assaults on Lee’s confederate troops in the hills south of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The union suffered over 12,000 deaths. Lincoln replaced Burnside with Joseph Hooker
  • Chancerllorsville

    Hooker planned to get at Lee’s troops by sneaking up behind them. Lee caught on and his troops attacked.
  • The end of Chancellorsville

    Hooker decided to retreat even though they weren’t the ones outnumbered.
  • The battle of Gettysburg

    The confederates pushed Union troops out of town into the hills to the south, while the main forces of both armies hurried to the scene of the fighting.
  • More Gettysburg

    Lee attacked, but the Union troops held their ground
  • Pickett's charge

    Lee ordered nearly 15,000 men under command of General George Pickett and A.P Hill to undertake a massive assault.
  • The end of Gettysburg

    Union troops scared off confederates who were ordered to retreat Virginia by Lee. The confederates became trapped but Meade did not attack.
  • Chickamauga creek

    Confederate’s Braxton Bragg smashed through Union defenses that advanced into Georgia. Rosecran ordered his troops to fall back to Chattanooga, where he was completely surrounded by Bragg’s troops.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Grant to overall command of the Union. He gave over 23,000 men to General George Thomas who launched an attack in front of Missionary Ridge as a diversion. The confederates scrammed as a member of the Union army yelled Chickamauga, leaving Missionary Ridge and Chattanooga to the Union army.
  • Farragut attacks Mobile bay

    Farragut took 18 ships past 3 confederate forts defending mobile Bay. Farragut’s ships destroyed a confederate fleet defending mobile bay. He sealed off the bay; this caused a blockade from moving goods in and out of the Deep South east of the Mississippi from the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Sherman's march to teh sea

    Sherman cut a path of destruction through Georgia 60 miles wide.
  • Sherman seizes Savannah, Georgia

    Sherman ordered his troops to turn north and head into South Carolina. The troops burned and looted every in front of them; setting almost 12 towns on fire including Columbia.
  • 13th amendment

    This banned slavery in the US.
  • The Battle of Five Forks

    Union troops led by Sheridan cut the last railroad into Petersburg. Lee failed to escape when Sheridan’s Calvary got ahead of lee’s troops
  • Lee surrendered

    Grant’s terms of surrender guaranteed that the US would not prosecute confederate soldiers for treason
  • Lincoln's assassination

    Lincoln went to ford’s theatre with his wife where he was shot in the back of the head. Andrew Johnson took his place as president.
  • 13 amendment was ratified

    the 13 amendment stated that all slaves in the rebellion states were to be freed.
  • the 14 amendment was ratified

    the 14 amendment gives african americans citizenship
  • the 15 amendment was ratified

    the 15 amendment stated the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.