Civil War Timeline

  • Abraham Lincoln voted into office

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Confederates attacked fort Sumter under the command of Gen. Pierre Beauregard.
  • First Bull Run

  • Battle of Shiloh

    Ulyssses S. Grant and his troops were suprised with an attack by the Confederates at Shiloh on the Tennessee River
  • Second Bull Run

    Federals defeat Confederates under the command of Gen. John Pope at the second bull run in northern Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    The bloodiest day in U.S. military history. Confederates and Gen. Robert E. Lee are stopped at Antietam in Maryland by Union forecs under the command of Gen. McClellan.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    The Confederate defeat the Union who losses 12,653 men under hte command of Gen. Burnside at Fredericksberg in Virginia
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Lee wins a great achievement with his much smaller force against the Union Army under the comand of Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsille in Virginia.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The war changes tides as the Union defeat the Confederates at Gettysberg in Pennsylvania
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    The Confederate win a victory under the command of Gen. Braxton Bragg and leave the Union Army trapped in Chattanooga, Tennessee under Confederate siege
  • Gettysberg Address

    At a ceremony dedicated to fallen soliders, Abraham Lincoln delivered a two minute Gettysburg Address.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    After the defeat at Chickamauga, the Union Army defeat the Confederates under the command of Gen. Grant.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea.

    Sherman starts his march to the with 62,000men after destroying Atlanta's warehouse.
  • Lee's Surrender

    Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Amry to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of the Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
  • Lincoln is assassinated

    When Lincoln and his wife go to see the play "our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. In the middle of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head thus killing the president.