Civil War Timeline

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  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort SumterThe Battle of Fort Sumter took place April 12-14, 1861 near Charleston County. General Anderson (north) and General Beauregard (south) both fought on opposing sides during this battle. This was one of the opening battles of the cival war. The confederates ended up wining this battle. Shoking the north and bosting the south's confidence.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    First Bull Run
    The Battle of Bull Run(1st) took place on July 21, 1861 near Manassas Junction, Virginia. General McDowell headed the North and General Beauregard South. This battle was known as the first battle of the civil war. The victory went to the south which gave the south more confidence and shocked the north. Many northern realized war would not be as easy as they had thought.
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads

    The Battle of Hampton Roads
    Battle of Hampton RoadsThe battle of Hampton Roads took place on March 9, 1862 near Richmond, Virginia. This Battle was between Monitor and Merrimack (CSS Virginia). The battle was the first battle between. Ironclad warships during the war. This battle itself was irrelevant, but started a new era of naval warfare.
  • The Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of ShilohThe Battle of Shiloh also known as Battle of Pittsburg Landing took place on April 6-7, 1862.The northern armay was headed by General Ulysses S. Grant and sourther army by General Beauregard.Seconded battle of the cicl War. Although this battle Resulted in a union victory both sides suffered heavy losses.
  • Battle of Bull Run (2nd)

    Battle of Bull Run (2nd)
    Battle of Bull Run (2nd)The seconded battle of bull run also to place near Manassas Junction, Virginia. This battle occurred from august 29 to august 30 in 1862. General Pope headed the northern army and general Jackson headed the southern army. After a day of fighting .Jackson drove Pope out of Virginia, thus ending union treat in Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam was fought along Antietam Creek, at Sharpsburg, Maryland on September 17, 1862.Genals Robert E. Lee (south) and George McClellan (north) both commandeered on different sides during the bloodiest day in American history. After many hours of fighting the south withdrew, thus the union could claim a victory. All though the union won they suffered losses of over 12,000 with this many men dead Lincoln felt he had no choice, but to fire McClellan.
  • The Battle of Fredricksburg

    The Battle of Fredricksburg
    The Battle of FredricksburgThe Battle of Fredricksburg took place on Decmber 13, 1862 near the Rappahannock River. General Lee still head the south and a new Geneal Headed the north, General Burnside.South took the defves en dof this battle and won. when the union army split at a frok in the river the south held off both sides.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation ProclamationThe Emancipation Procalmation was a document written by Abraham Lincoln January 1, 1863 to Free all the slaves living in the south.This docement was bacically pointless because the south had all ready secsed so they didn't follow northern laws.The only thing that happen as a result of this doucument was the south was angered and fuleled more.
  • Battle of Chancellorville

    Battle of Chancellorville
    Battle of ChancellorvilleThe battle of Chancellorville took place from April 30 to May 6, 1863. Tis battle was known as lee greatest victory. With numbers much less than the norths he took a risky mov eby spliting his troops in half. He then leed the suprise attack on Joseph Hooker and it worked.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Siege of VicksburgSiege of Vicksburg
    The siege of Vicksburg took place from May 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863 In Vicksburg Mississippi. The commanding officers of this battle were Gen. Ulysses S. Grant(north) Gen. John C. Pemberton(south). This battle resulted in a union victory thus, the confederacy lost one of their major strongholds. Also as a result of this battle the union successfully split the confederacy in half.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of GettysburgThe battle of Gettysburg was fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863. Its concidered to be the most immportant battle of the cival war.The comader of the south was still general Lee, but again the north had a new commander, General George G. Meade.After three days of firece fighting Lee withdrew his army back to Virgina. Resulting in a Union Victory.
  • Siege of Atlanta

    Siege of Atlanta
    Siege of AtlantaBattle of AtlantaThe Siege of Atlanta took place July 22, 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia. General John Bell Hood (south) General William T. Sherman (north) were the main generals during this battle. Hood was appointed to his position just four days before the battle. this battle resulted in a union victory Hood's forces could not stand up to the large numbers of the union force.
  • The Ratification of the 13th Amendment

    The Ratification of the 13th Amendment
    The Ratification of the 13th AmendmentThe 13th Amendment was pass on January 31, 1865.This Amendment was the amendment that freed all the slaves. Earlier in the war (during Lincolns first term as president) this amendment was voted on for passage, but was shot down by the democrats that were for states' rights. Over all this amendment was very important of passage because it freed the slaves, but also showed the south rebellion would not be tolerated.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    Surrender at Appomattox CourthouseSurrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    The surernder of Appomatax courthouse took place on April 9, 1865. The main generals of this battle were General Ulysses S. Grant(north) General Robert E. Lee (south). This was a v ery important battle because it was the last battle in the civil war. General Lee surrendered on Aprial 9.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Assassination of Abraham LincolnOn April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. This attack came only five days after the end of the Civil War. Booth created a plan to assassinate Lincoln, Johnson (VP), and Seward (S of S) to throw the government into utter chaos. When it came down to the final moment the coconspirators assigned to kill Johnson and Seward failed to complete the task. Johnson soon took over Lincolns position as president.