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Civil War Timeline

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  • Abraham Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Elected
    Lincoln was elected president. He was the 16th president.
  • Ft. Sumter

    Ft. Sumter
    The start of the civil war. The first shot was fired at 4:30 in the morning.
  • Blockade on the south

    Blockade on the south
    Lincoln ordered to block the south from coming into the north.
  • 1st Bull run

    1st Bull run
    The first major land battle of the American Civil War. Took place in Prince William County, Virginia.
  • Monitor vs Virginian

    Monitor vs Virginian
    The most imortant naval battle of the American Civil War.
  • Shiloh

    Was the first major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought in southwestern Tennessee.
  • 7 Days

    7 Days
    It was six major battles over seven days. Near Richmond Virginia.
  • Antietam

    It was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil.
  • Emancipation issued

    Emancipation issued
    It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion. It was also an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 2nd Bull Run

    2nd Bull Run
    Was much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run. It was the culmination of an offensive campaign
  • Emancipation take effect

    Emancipation take effect
    Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, which ends slavery in the rebelling states.
  • Gettysburg

    It happened around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War
  • Chancellorsville

    Was a major battle of the American Civil War. It was fought in Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
  • Vicksburg

    It was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee crossed the Mississippi River and drove the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John C. Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    It is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the most well-known speeches in United States history. It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War.
  • Chattanooga

    It was a minor artillery bombardment by Union Brigadier General James S. Negley against Confederate Maj. Gen.
  • Grant takes over

    Grant takes over
    Ulysses S Grant was the 18th President of the United States. Under Grant, the Union Army defeated the Confederate military and effectively ended the war with the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army at Appomattox
  • Atlanta

    It was a battle of the Atlanta Campaign fought during the American Civil War. It happened just southeast of Atlanta Goergia.
  • Lincoln re-elected

    Lincoln re-elected
    Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. The election was held during the Civil War. Lincoln ran under the National Union ticket against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan, his former top general.
  • March to sea

    March to sea
    General Grant arranged two campaigns for the year 1864. When, on May 6, 1864, Sherman began to move southward from the vicinity of Chattanooga, his army was confronted by a Confederate force of 55,000 men, led by confederate General Joseph E. Johnston
  • Savannah falls

    Savannah falls
    Sherman's Union army has captured Savannah, Georgia. They now have created a military barrier that stretches from east to west across the South, hampering the Confederate army's attempts to move men and supplies through the region. Sherman sends word to President Lincoln that this lovely coastal city will be spared. Sherman will call Savannah his "Christmas gift" to Lincoln. Next, the Carolinas will come under attack.
  • 13th Amend

    13th Amend
    The United States Constitution officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted after the American Civil War.
  • Occupy Richmond

    Occupy Richmond
    It served as the capital of the Confederate States of America during the vast majority of the American Civil War. It was the target of numerous attempts by the Union Army to seize possession of the capital, finally falling to the Federals in April 1865. Not only was Richmond the seat of political power for the Confederacy, it served as a vital source of munitions, armament, weapons, supplies, and manpower for the Confederate States Army
  • Lincoln shot

    Lincoln shot
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Was fought on the morning of April 9, 1865, was the final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War.