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Civil War timeline

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The North's leader was Major Robert Anderson and for the south was General PGT Beauregard. The South won this battle. This battle was important because it sparked the start of the Civil War.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    1st Battle of Bull Run
    Union: General Irvin McDowell
    Confederacy:General PT Beauregard and Stonewall Jackson
    Winner: Confederacy
    It was important because it changed the views of th war.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Union: Grant and "Tecumsah" Sherman
    Confederacy: Beauregard
    Winner: Union
    It was important because the Union gained a lot of land.
  • Fall of New Orleans

    Fall of New Orleans
    Union: Captain David Farragut
    The Union won.
    It was important because it completed Union control of the Mississippi.
  • Antietam

    Union: McClellan
    Confederacy: Lee
    Winner: NOBODY!
    Important: Because it caused the Emancipation Proclomation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Union: Burnside
    Confederacy: Lee
    Winner: Confederacy
    Important: Because South won again.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Union: Hooker
    Confederacy: Lee and Jackson
    Winner: Confederacy
    Because it ruined the North's plan to capture the capital.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Union: Grant
    Winner: Union
    Because the Confederacy split in half.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Union: Meade
    Confederacy: Lee and Pickett
    Winner: Union
    Because Britain and France didnt help the South,
  • Wilderness Campaign

    Wilderness Campaign
    It was between Washington DC and Richmond. Critics called Grant a butcher,
  • Farragut at Mobile Bay

    Farragut at Mobile Bay
    Confederates attacked with torpedoes.
    Farragut got dizzy so he tied himself to the ship and told them to fire.
    Union won!
    Union took control of the last port east of the Mississippi.
  • Sherman's March To The Sea

    Sherman's March To The Sea
    Union wanted to break he moral of the Confederacy. Sherman and his men marched and burned cities and farmlands and destroyed resources.
  • Fall of Richmond/Surrender at Appomattox

    Fall of Richmond/Surrender at Appomattox
    Davis retreated. Union won and Union and Confederacy met to discuss the win.