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Civil War Timeling 5 CP and KL

  • January 1863 emancipation proclamation is issued.

    January 1863 emancipation proclamation is issued.
    The emancipation proclamation was signed by Abraham Lincoln January 1, 1863. On taking office, Lincoln was concerned with preserving the Union and wanted only to prevent slavery from expanding into the Western territories; but, after the South seceded, there was no political reason to tolerate slavery. In September 1862 he called on the seceded states to return to the Union or have their slaves declared free.
  • March 1863 the first conscription act.

    March 1863 the first conscription act.
    The Union and the Confederacy armies instituted the first federal military draft in American history during the Civil War. In the wake of military 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, requiring the enrollment of every male citizen and those immigrants who had filed for citizenship between ages twenty and forty-five.
  • 54th Massachusetts Regiment

    54th Massachusetts Regiment
    The 54th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment that saw extensive service in the Union Army during the American Civil War. The regiment was one of the first official black units in the United States during the Civil War. The 1st South Carolina Volunteers (Union) recruited from freed slaves, was the first Union Army regiment organized with African American soldiers in the Civil War, though many had fought in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 on both sides.
  • July 4, 1863 – The siege of Vicksburg

    July 4, 1863 – The siege of Vicksburg
    During the Civil War, Vicksburg, a port city above the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Yazoo, was a key link between the eastern and the trans‐Mississippi areas of the Confederacy. In May 1862, 3,000 Confederate troops under Brig. Gen. Martin L. Smith occupied the town. Smith began fortifying the 200‐foot bluffs. With the siege of New Orleans and the fall of Memphis, Vicksburg quickly became the only bastion on the Mississippi blocking Union river traffic.
  • July 1863 – the Battle of Gettysburg

    July 1863 – the Battle of Gettysburg
    The 1863 battle, fought when the two sides met accidentally in the southern Pennsylvania town, was a turning point in the Civil War.
  • November 19, 1863 – The Gettysburg Address

    November 19, 1863 – The Gettysburg Address
    During the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln makes a public address in which he dedicates a cemetery for soldiers that lost their lives in a pivotal conflict of the war.
    In July 1863, it was not at all clear to President Abraham Lincoln or the rest of the nation whether the North or South would emerge victorious from the Civil War that threatened to destroy the country. In the midst of all the uncertainty and bloodshed, after a battle that claimed more lives than any until that time, Northerners held
  • Civil War Prison Camps

    Civil War Prison Camps
    In the first years of the war, both sides were equally keen to exchange prisoners and bring them home, for the sake of civilian morale. When Grant became General-in-Chief in March 1864, he knew that the Confederates were running out of recruits, and ended the system of prisoner exchange. This meant that the prison camps became more and more overcrowded, and conditions were unspeakable.
  • July 1864 -- Confederate Troops Approach Washington, D.C.

    July 1864 -- Confederate Troops Approach Washington, D.C.
    As capital of the United States, the federal district of Washington, D.C., became a significant civilian leadership, military headquarters, and logistics center during the American Civil War. Defending the capital became a major priority of the War Department, and often dictated military strategy. In many ways, the war transformed Washington from a rather modest semi-rural city into the urban center of American federalism, as population, government, infrastructure, public and private buildings,
  • Resistance by Slaves

    Resistance by Slaves
    Slave resistance on plantations was unsuccessful because the plantation owners were united and if a slave tried to escape they would help each other find him/her. Nat turner led a group of 50 people and went round killing whites and they killed men woman and kids he was captured and hanged in 1831.Also when they escaped the maroon colonies.
  • March 1964 – General Grant commander of all the Union Armies

    March 1964 – General Grant commander of all the Union Armies
    Grant joined the First Australian Imperial Force on 16 March 1915, taking command of the 11th Light Horse Regiment. Part of the 4th Light Horse Brigade, it was sent to Egypt dismounted and there broken up on 26 August 1915.