Civil War Timeline #5

  • January 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation is issued

    January 1863 the Emancipation  Proclamation is issued
    It applied only to states that had seceded from the union, leaving slavery untouched in the loyal border states. It also exempted parts of the Confederacy that had already come under Northern control. Most importantly for the freedom which promised depended upon Union military victory.
  • March 1863 the first Conscription Act

    March 1863 the first Conscription Act
    Congress passes the Conscription Act March 3, 1863, for the enlistment in the military service for all healthy males between 20 and 45 years of age for terms of three years. Losses and a shortage of soldiers, the Union resorted to a federal draft in March 1863, almost a year after the Confederacy.
    President Lincoln signed The Enrollment Act on March 3, 1863.
  • The Siege of Vicksburg

    The Siege of Vicksburg
    The war of siege of Vicksburg was the last major battle during the Civil war. In May and June of 1863, Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s armies converged on Vicksburg, investing the city and entrapping a Confederate army under Lt. Gen. John Pemberton. On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations.
  • The battle of Gettysburg

    The battle of Gettysburg
    This battle was fought in the North, which was an offensive measure by the Confederacy to bring the war out to Virginia.
    It was a hope of Jefferson Davis and Robert E.
    Lee to make the people of the North weary of the war. President Lincoln hoped this would be a battle with many decisions that would end the war
  • The Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the most well – known speeches in United States history.
    It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery. Abraham Lincoln’s carefully crafted address, secondary to other presentations that day, came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history.
  • Confederate troops approach washingtom D.c

    Confederate troops approach washingtom D.c
    Confederate General Jubal Early led his forces into Maryland to relieve the pressure on Lee’s army. Early got within five miles of Washington, D.C., but on July 13, he was driven back to Virginia.
    U.S. Congress passes its own Reconstruction Plan.
  • 54th Massachusetts Regiment

    54th Massachusetts Regiment
    An infantry regiment that has extensive service in the Union Army during the grand American Civil War.
    The regiment was one of the first official black units in the United States during the Civil
  • Resistance By Slaves

    Resistance By Slaves
    Enslaved African Americans resisted slavery in a verity of active and passive ways. Most of the slaves ran away just short distances and weren’t trying to permanently escape slavery. Slaves would pretend to be ill, refuse to work, do their job poorly, destroy equipment, sometime set fire to buildings and steal food.
  • Civil war prison camps

    Civil war prison camps
    More than 150 prisons were established during the war. The lack of fruits, or vegetables. They would often get diseases like small pox, cholera and many others, but of all diseases depression was the worst.
  • General Grant commander of all union armies

    General Grant commander of all union armies
    Ulysses S. Grant (born Hiram Ulysses Grant; April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885.) Was the 18th president. He let down Lincoln and got fired.