Civil War Timeline

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In History
  • Start of Battle of Fort Sumter

    Start of Battle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter started or officially began the civil war. The Confederate bombed Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. The Confederate won this battle by the Union commander Major Robert Anderson surrendering. (Battle ended 4/13/1861)
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The Confederate won the Battle of Bull Run against the Union. The Union was initially going to win the battle. But a stubborn stand by Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson allowed reinforcements to arrive and help drive the Union back to Washington.
  • The Peninsula Campaign

    The Peninsula Campaign
    The Peninsula Campaign consisted of seven days' battles.
    It was a major Union offensive against the Confederacy. (Ended 7/1862)
  • Battle of Fort Henry

    Battle of Fort Henry
    The battle of Fort Henry was the first important victory for the Union. The fort was already partly flooded, so Fort Henry was already uneven from the beginning.
  • Shenandoah Campaign (Jackson's Campaign 1862)

    Shenandoah Campaign (Jackson's Campaign 1862)
    The Shenandoah Campaign was about important military campaigns. It was the struggle to control Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. In the beginning of the Civil War the Confederate did a series of attacks on the valley. (Ended 6/9/1862)
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Ulysses S. Grant's Union army was surprised by the Confederate forces at Shiloh Church in Tennessee. The south was winning at first but because the Union troops were more experience the union won. Johnston, the Confederate general was killed in the attack. The union won because of leadership confusion. (Ended 4/7/1862)
  • Battle of New Orleans

    Battle of New Orleans
    The battle of New Orleans was a naval action by the Union to capture New Orleans. This battle ended in a Union victory. (Ended 4/25/1862)
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    Battle of Seven Pines
    The confederate had to switch generals in the middle of this battle. This made it harder for the confederate army during the war. The general switch changed and effected the whole war. In the end the union had to retreat. (Ended 6/1/1862)
  • Seven Days Battle

    Seven Days Battle
    The confederate attack on the union was disgusting with huge losses. Surprisingly the confederate army won the battle. (Ended 7/1/1862)
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    The second battle of Bull Run showed to be the deciding battle. The Confederacy striked fist. The Confederate army won the Second battle of Bull Run. (Ended 8/30/1862)
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The Confederate and Union armies met in Sharpsburg, Maryland along the Antietam Creek. The battle resulted in 23,000 dead or wounded. This was the deadliest single day in the war. The North claimed the victory.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    This battle was a crushing defeat for the Union. The Union fought hard but had bad management from the generals. (Ended 12/15/1862)
  • Emancipation Proclamation Issued

    Emancipation Proclamation Issued
    The Emancipation Proclamation was very debatable. A lot of people didn't wanted, but a lot of people thought the exact opposite. The Emancipation Proclamation pretty much stated that slaves in the southern states shall be free.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Confederate got the victory at the battle of Chancellorsville. The Confederate divided it's force retaining 10,00 troops. (Ended 5/6/1863)
  • The Siege of Vicksburg

    The Siege of Vicksburg
    The Union army waged a campaign to take the South's fort at Vicksburg, Mississippi. This as one of the Union's most successful campaign. (Ended 7/4/1863)
  • Battle of Getysburg

    Battle of Getysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was he turning point in the Civil War. This battle is the most famous battle of the civil war in history, due to Lincoln's speech ay the dedication ceremony. The Union won this battle. The Union's victory led to ending the Confederate General Robert E. Lee's second invasion. (Ended 7/3/1863
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
    The Battle of Atlanta was fought south of Atlanta, Georgia. The Union troops captured Atlanta.
  • Sherman's March of the Sea

    Sherman's March of the Sea
    The Union's general William T. Sherman led 60,000 soldiers on a march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia. The purpose of tis march was to scare the civilian population in Georgia into abandoning the Confederate. (Ended 12/21/1864)
  • Appomattox Courthouse

    Appomattox Courthouse
    Near the town of Appomattox Courthouse General of the Confederate army surrendered his army to the the union.
  • Lincoln Assasination

    Lincoln Assasination
    Abraham Lincoln died in the Ford's Theatre. He was shot in the head by John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln's death dramatically affected the Reconstruction era.