Civil War Timeline

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    Civil War Timespan

  • Lincoln is Elected

    Lincoln is Elected
    Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Both North and South the fort was theirs. It was also the first battle of the war.
  • Union Blockade

    Union Blockade
    Lincoln ordered to block the Souths ports so that they cannot get imported goods.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    It was the first major land battle between both armies in the war.
  • Monitor vs. Virginia

    Monitor vs. Virginia
    This was when the Con. used their first ironclad on the river and destroyed every ship it went against; accept the Unions ironclad.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Confederate soldiers suprised th Union and attacked. The Con. had won that battle.
  • Seven Days

    Seven Days
    This was one of the mose campained and longest battles of the Civil War.
  • Antietam

    One of th single bloodest battles in U.S. history and it technically ended in a draw.
  • Emancipation Issued

    Emancipation Issued
    This is the day when President Lincoln issued the date for when about 3 million slaves would be free,
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    This was the second battle at Bull run that lasted for two days.
  • Emancipation takes Affect

    Emancipation takes Affect
    This is when the Emancipation Proclamaiton takes place setting 3 million slaves free.
  • Chancellorsville

    Con. suprised the Union army again and won another battle.
  • Gettysburg

    The worst battle of the entire Civil War; leaving 60,000 dead.
  • Vicksburg

    After multple attemps to take Vicksburg, the Union finally surrounded Vicksburg and took over the town.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This is when President Lincoln gave the very famous about the battle of Gettysburg and about how our Four Fathers wanted this country to be united.
  • Chattanooga

    The Union took over Chattanooga so that they could claim another victory and create another fort so that they could connect Chattanooga to the Norths railroad to help distribute suplplies.
  • Grant takes over

    Grant takes over
    Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected as the President of the United States (well, at least the North)
  • Atlanta

    The Union took over one of the Souths most important cities
  • Lincoln Re-elected

    Lincoln Re-elected
    Lincoln is re-elected as President of the United States (well, teh North anyway)
  • March at Sea

    It was a march of the Union army in Georgia to show that the Con. government couldn't stop intuders in there land.
  • Savannah Falls

    Savannah is captured by the Union and is now Union territory.
  • 13th Amendment

    The 13th amandment is put into place saying that slavery is out-lawed.
  • Occupy Richmond

    The south leaders got together to find a way to either compromise or to find a way to win the war or surrender.
  • Abraham Lincoln is shot

    Abraham Lincoln is shot
    Abraham Lincoln went to see the play "Our American Cousin" when he is shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth during the third act of the play.
  • Lee Surrenders

    General Lee surrenders, leaving the Union as the victors.