Civil War TImeline

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  • Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Was the first republican to win presidency, only had 40% of the popular vote, Washington, DC
  • confederacy of the united states is formed

    South Carolina, mississippi, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgie, and Louisiana secede from the union. Created their own constitution. Elected Jeferson Davis as president. Happened in Alabama
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    at a length of three days in charleston county, confederates fire at the fort and from that point there was not much else to tell the confederates dominated and took over fort sumter
  • first battle of bull run

    Fairfax County and Prince William County, first major land battle in virgina, the confederates won
  • Battle of Fort Henry

    Stewart County and Henry County, Tennessee, and Calloway County, Kentucky, allowed for union highways, it was a union victory
  • Battle of Fort Donelson

    fought in Stewart County, Union Victory, Spanded over 6 days, this battle ensured for the union that kentucky would stay with them
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Two day battle fought in Hardin County Tennesse. was said to be the bloodiest battle of America at this time. Union Victory
  • Second Battle of the Bull Run

    Three day battle fought in Prince William County, Virgina. It was a decisive battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign. Confederate victory
  • Battle of Antietam

    Three day battle fought in Washington County, Maryland.
  • the emancipation proclamation is signed

    It was signed to free all the slaves but it actually didnt even free a single slave but was a huge turning point in the war.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Five day battle in virinia. Confederate Victory.
  • Batte of Chancellorsville

    War started April 30, 1863 and continued all the way up to May 6, 1863. Considered to be Lee's Greatest victory. Confederate victory.
  • Battle of Vicksberg

    war started May 18, 1863. Expanded all the way till July 4. Grant's success in the west led to him becoming General-In-Chief. Union Victory.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    3 day battle in Pennsylvania. Over 51,000 Men were either lost, killed, or captured after the gettysberg battle was over. Major turning point in the war for the north. Union victory.
  • Batlle of Fort Wagner

    Battle thats last from July 18, to September 7 in South Carolina. Black troops were useful in the war if given the opportunity. Confederate victory
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    battle lasted 3 days in Georgia. Where thomas earned the name "The Rock of Chickamauga". Confederate victory
  • Gettysberg Address

    Lincoln gave a speech and he dedicated it to all the soldiers who died in the war. it took place in gettysberg Pensylvania
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    It was a Battle that lasted 3 days in Tennesse. It was the third union victory in three days opening up a huge whole in the south for the unions to invade. union victory.
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

    It was a very long battle. It lasted until May 21. Grant marched south in hopes of capturing the court house but fell to the confederates due to the fact they got there quicker. confederate victory.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle lasted until june 12in virginia. The battles front was 7 miles long at one point. Confederate victory.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    It was the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the civil war.
  • Re-Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Washington D.C. , Many were suprised even Abraham Lincoln was suprised that there was an election going on during the time of a military emergency because most countries don't do it.
  • Battle of Sailor's Creek

    Battle took place in virginia. Last battle of the civil war. union victory.
  • the surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse

    General Robert E. Lee surrenderd approximatley 28,000 troops to the union effectively ending the civil war. surrendered at North Carolina
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    John Wilkes Booth shot lincoln from six inches away at the Ford's Theater. Booth was caught and burned out of a building and shot.