Civil War Timeline

  • South Secedes

    South Secedes
    The South believes that the North is too strong and believes that they will control them. So, the South secedes, to the Confederate States of America.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    On the morning of April 6, 1862, 40,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck a line of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River.
  • Attack of Fort Sumter

    Attack of Fort Sumter
    The South has seceded. They decide to attack a Northern fort called "Fort Sumter" in efforts to take control of the fort.
  • Emancipation Proclaimation

    Emancipation Proclaimation
    Document written by president Abraham Lincoln that would free all slaves everywhere in the USA. The South hated this new law.
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  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The speak that Abraham Lincoln told to the world that all men are created equal.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    Name given to the Savannah Campaign lead by General William Sherman of the Union Amry.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    The Battle of Appomattox Courthouse was the battle that General Robert E. Lee had surrendered to General Grant of the Union Army.
  • Assiassination of President Lincoln

    Assiassination of President Lincoln
    On April 14, 1865, President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.