Rare confederate artifacts from the civil war

Civil War TImeline

By Kyleeee
  • Fugitive Slave Act 1850

    Fugitive Slave Act 1850
    The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 took place on September 18th 1850 connected to the Compromise of 1850. The act was very controversial. What this act meant was that all escaped slaves had to go back to their owner. This act was also considered one of the reasons of the Civil War.
  • Uncle Tom’s Cabin

    Uncle Tom’s Cabin
    Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a best-selling novel in the 1800s. The story was publish edin 1852 and is about slavery and that it should be abolished. Hundreds and thousands of copies were bought worldwide and is credited with supporting abolitionists. The book inspired several black stereotypes and recently has received negative associations.
  • The 1860 Election

    The 1860 Election
    The 1860 election took place on November 6th, 1860. The four main candidates were Abraham Lincoln, John C. Breckinridge, John Bell, and Stephen A. Douglas. Lincoln’s main opponent was Stephen A. Douglas who won the popular vote in the North in two states while the rest went to Lincoln. These two states were New Jersey and Missouri. The 1860 election was the first and only time the party ran a candidate for president. Also the election resulted in the nation’s war.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was a sea fort to protect Charleston, South Carolina. When president Lincoln decided to resupply Fort Sumter, General P.G.T. Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on 4/12/1861, starting the Fort Sumter battle. After 34 hours, the fort surrendered on 4/13/1861. The Fort Sumter battle officially declared both the north and the south in the Civil War.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run, known as the first major battle, took place on July 21, 1861. This battle took place in Prince William County, Virginia and both sides had around 18000 soldiers. This battle ended in a victory for the Confederate. This first battle showed many of the errors that occurred throughout the whole fight. This battle showed that it would take a long time to determine who would be the victor.
  • Battle of the Ironclads

    Battle of the Ironclads
    On March 9, 1862 there was a battle between two ironclads(ships). The two ships were the U.S.S. Monitor and the C.S.S. Virginia. The battle began on March 9th and was for 4 hours. The two ironclads shot cannonballs at each other but did nearly nothing as they just deflected off the ships. The battle concluded with no victory because no one seemed to be winning against the other side. This battle revolutionized battles across the sea.
  • Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh was from April 6, 1862 to April 7th. This battle was one of the more important initial battles. This battle was a win for the Union but was still a major loss for both sides regarding deaths. The outcome of the Battle of Shiloh was that the Union army gained control of the Mississippi River valley.
  • Battle of Glorieta Pass

    Battle of Glorieta Pass
    The Battle of Glorieta Pass took place from March 26 1862 to March 28 1862. This battle was supposed to knock down the Union possession of the West. The battle took place in New Mexico. The main battle took place on the 28th and it started looking good for the Confederates but as a supply train was destroyed, they were forced to retreat. This battle was a turning point in New Mexico territory.
  • Antietam

    The Battle of Antietam also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg was on September 17, 1862. The opponents was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Union Army. This battle was considered one of the biggest Confederate threats to Washington D.C. The Battle of Antietam was the battle that gave confidence to announce Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Fredericksburg

    The Battle of Fredericksburg took place from December 11 to 15th 1862 at Fredericksburg, Virginia. The battle was the Union army led by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside and the Confederate led by Gen. Robert. E. Lee. The battle was a major loss for the Union which was also known as the low point.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    On January 1st 1863, president Abraham Lincoln announced that 10 states slaves would be freed. These states are Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Virginia, Kentucky, and Louisiana. The 5 border states where slavery was legal wa excluded and therefore was not stated. Also, Tennessee was also not named because the Union had control.
  • Chancellorsville

    The Battle of Chancellorsville took place from April 30th, to May 6th 1863. Chancellorsville is widely known as a significant win for the Confederacy. However a win, there was some major casualties. This included Lt. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson. During this battle one of the most deadliest days occurred. On May 3rd, Lee did several attacks against the Union.
  • Vicksburg

    The Battle of Vicksburg took place from May 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863. The importance of this battle was for the last important port held by the south. If the north could remove connection between the west, other states could be isolated. This battle was taken by the Union which resulted in control of the Mississippi River.
  • Gettysburg

    In the town of Gettysburg there was a battle from July 1st to 3rd 1863. On July 1st, General Robert E. Lee went into battle against the Union’s Army of the Potomac. On July 2nd the battle was intense as they attacked both left and right. On the last day, Lee led his army into Cemetery Ridge. This was called the Pickett’s Charge and broke the Union’s line though sacrificing thousands. The battle of Gettysburg had the most casualties and was considered the turning point of the Civil War.
  • Cold Harbor

    Cold Harbor
    The Battle of Cold Harbor took place from May 31st, 1864 to June 12th, 1864 with one of the more important fights on June 3rd. It was one of the final battle of the Union campaign. On May 31st, Grant did a right flank of Lee’s army of Richmond, Virginia and resulted in a lot of deaths on both sides. This was a disastrous loss for the Union and the confederates won the battle.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    The Siege of Petersburg was from June 15th 1864 to April 2nd 1865. Although is called a siege, it was not like the usual siege. The campaign was for the Union forces to assault Petersburg. Petersburg was crucial to supply Confederate Gen Robert E. Lee’ s army.
  • 1864 Election

    1864 Election
    The 1864 election took place on November 8th, 1864. The two candidates were Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan. Lincoln beat McClellan 212-21 in electoral college votes and had the 55% popular vote. This also was a result of the Union victory at the Battle of Atlanta.
  • 13th Amendment ending Slavery

    13th Amendment ending Slavery
    The 13th Amendment was passed by congress on January 3rd, 1865 and was ratified on December 6th 1865 and was proclaimed on December 18th. In addition to slavery being abolished, the amendment also stopped all practices of servitude and peonage. Before the amendment, the states were split between states that allowed slavery and states that did not.
  • Appomattox(not the battle)

    Appomattox(not the battle)
    The Appomattox court house landscape about 90 acres. The Appomattox court house is significant for being connected to the final battle of the civil war and Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s surrender. On April 8th, Union forces took control of confederate supply trains, wagon trains, and 25 cannons. This ultimately ended in a surrender. On April 9th they went to the courthouse to discuss the surrender.
  • Lincoln Assassination

    Lincoln Assassination
    The 16th president Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on April 14th, 1865 while attending a play. He was attacked by a stage actor named John Wilkes Booth and was confirmed dead the next day. Lincoln was the first president to be assassinated. The reason for the assassination was to try to bring back the Confederate by killing important members. To conclude Booth was killed during a manhunt and the other conspirators were were hanged for their roles.