Civil War Timeline

  • Lincolns Inauguration.

    Lincolns Inauguration.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The Civil Wars first gun shots were fired at Fort Sumter. Fort Sumter eventually does give up, and South Carolina wins.
  • First Battle of Bull run

    First Battle of Bull run
    George Mcdowell attacked on July 21st, and the Union was slowly winning the battle. Until the Confederate had brought back and sent the Union running to Washington DC.
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    It was a battle were General Lyon had lost his own life. The Confederacy would end up winning the battle.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Union just barely won the battle, but lost 13,000 of 63,000 men. The confederates had lost 11,000 out 40,000 men
  • The Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks)

    In this battle on both sides was a victory. This battle would lead to the Seven Days Battle.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    General Grants victory at the battle of Shiloh, gave the Union the boost to Win the battle of the Confederacy. Grant lost 10,000 of his men that day.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    General McClellans was replaced by General Burnside. Burnside would end up losing the battle anyway.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Abraham Lincoln knew they he had enough support so the Emancipation Proclamation was signed Jan 1st 1863. Saying that all slaves in areas still were in rebellion were considered free.
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
    The Union had lost the battle. The confederacy had maintained the land.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    General Hooker was caught in a trap being surrouned by the confederate troops. The confederates had won but lost alot of men.
  • West Virgina becomes a state

    West virgina had become its own state when it broke away from Virgina during the civil war.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln stood in front of a crowd of 15,000 people. Giving his speech that was dedicated to the Soilders National Cemetery.
  • The Battle of Chattanooga

    The Battle of Chattanooga
    The union had won this battle against the confederacy. Setting up the Atlanta Campaign
  • Battle of Spotsylvania

    Battle of Spotsylvania
    Battle that went on for five days. The confederate troops were going back and forth, General Grant had vowed to fight all summer.
  • The Battle of Cold Harbor

    General Grant had lost over 7,000 men in just 20 minutes. Though General Lee had won this battle it would be his last victory.
  • The Siege of Petersburg

    This was at the Appomattox Court House, where General Lee surrendered the rest of his valiant force.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    General Sherman would march through Georgia with his army destroying whatever came in there path. The army had traveled over 300 miles.
  • Abraham Lincoln Is Re-Elected

    General Shermans victory in Atlanta had really made Lincolin popular. Lincoln would go on to win the election by a very large margin.
  • Lincolns Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln was sitting at Fords Theater in Washington D.C. , when he was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth.