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Civil War Timeline (mw19734)

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    The Civil War

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    Batlle of Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter is in fact known as the first engagement of the civil war. It was a masonry coastal fortification that was bombarded and eventually forced to surrender.
  • Battle of Bull Run/Manassas

    Battle of Bull Run/Manassas
    Battle of Bull run/Manassas
    The Battle of Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War, also known as the 1st Manassas or First Battle of Manassas. Gen. Irvin McDowell led his Union troops across Bull Run against Gen. P.G.T.'s Confederate troops near Manassas Junction. McDowell had a plan for a surprise flank attack against the Confederate's left, and he succeeded with his plan.
  • Monitor and Merrimack Battle

    Monitor and Merrimack Battle
    Monitor vs. Merrimack
    The Monitor vs Merrimack battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade from international trade. It was noted arguably as the most important naval battle of the Civil War. The significance of the battle was that it was the first battle of ironclad warships.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Battle of Shiloh
    The Battle of Shiloh was where Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses Grant's army was attacked. It lasted about two days.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    1 of 5 Battle of Antietam 1862
    The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day of the entire Civil War and American History where 23,000 men died.
  • Battle of Fredericksberg

    Battle of Fredericksberg
    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought in and around Fredericksburg, Virginia. It was between General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army and the Union Army of the Potomac, that was commanded by Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside. it is remembered as one of the most one-sided battles of the American Civil War, with Union casualties more than twice as heavy as those of the Confederates
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln During the Civil War. It set slaves free only in areas in rebellion to the Union.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War. It was also the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign.The battle was against Union Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Army against Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army. The Battle of Chancellorsville is known as Robert Lee's "perfect battle" because his decisions resulted in a significant Confederate victory.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was the battle that had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War. It is known as one of the turning points of the Civil War. Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army defeated Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army.
  • Battle of Little Round Top

    Battle of Little Round Top
    Battle of Little Round Top
    The Battle of Little Round Top was fought by the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment commanded by Colonel Joshua Chamberlain . It was tan unsuccessful assault by Confederate troops against the Union left flank on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, but was said to be the key point in the Union Army's defensive line that day.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    Siege of VicksburgThe Siege of Vicksburg was the final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the Civil War. Union Maj. Gen. Ulysses Grant and his army crossed the Mississippi River to drive the Confederate army of Lt. Gen. John Pemberton into the defensive lines surrounding the city of Vicksburg. It is also known as part of the turning point of the Civil War following the defeat at Gettysburg.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Gettysburg AddressThe Gettysburg address speech was given by Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. It was given four and a half months after the Union armies defeated the Confederacy armies at the Battle of Gettysburg. This speech came to be regarded as one of the greatest speeches in American history.
  • Abraham Lincoln Re-election

    Abraham Lincoln Re-election
    In the United States Presidential election of 1864, Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. Lincoln ran against his former #1 Civil War general, George B. McClellan. Abraham Lincoln's second term ended 6 weeks after his inauguration because he was assassinated. The election took place during the civil war.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse was the signing of surrender documents that occurred in the parlor of the house owned by a civilian, Wilmer McLean. Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln Assassination
    Abraham Lincoln AssassinationThe assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place as the Civil War was about to end. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, even though there had already been an attempt to kill him. The assassination was planned and done by John Wilkes Booth, intended to inspire the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators also hoped to make it so the Union government would fail.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    13th AmendmentThe 13th amendment abolishes slavery. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, passed by the House on January 31, 1865, and finally adopted on December 6, 1865.