Course of the Civil War

By dariah
  • Lincoln Elected President

  • Confederacy is formed

  • The Morril Tariff Act

    Raised tariff rates to increase revenue and protect American manufacturers
  • Fort Sumter attack

    • In the harbor of CHarleston, South Carolina
    • Cut off from bital supplies and reinforecements by southern control of the harbor
    • Lincoln annouced he was sending food to the smaller federal garrison - Gave South Carolina the choice of permitting the for to hold out or to open fire
  • (Manassas) Bull Run the 1st Battle

    30,000 federal troops marched from D.C. to attack Confederate forces near Virginia
  • Trent Affair

  • Monitor vs. Merrimac

    Destroyed wooden sailing ships to revolutionize the future of naval warfare
  • Homesstead Act

    Promoted settlement of the Great Plains by offereing pracels of 160 acres of public land free
  • The Pacific Railway Act

    Authorized the building of a transcontentinental railroad over a northern route in order to link the economies of California and the western territories with the eastern states
  • Morrill Land Grant Act

    Encouraged states to use the sale of federal land grants to maintain agricultural and technical colleges
  • Battle of Bull Run (Mannassas) 2nd Battle

    Lee strikes quickly at Pope's army in Northern Virginia.
  • Antietam

    Battle in Maryland that ended Lee's first invasion of the North. Bloodest day in the war
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Free all the slaves in the states
    - Lincoln called it a "military necessity"
  • Fredericksburg

    General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac (commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside)
  • Habeas Corpus Suspension Act 1863

    The right to not be held in prision without being first held with a crime, Lincoln suspended this
  • Gettysburg

    Pennsylvania, ended in Union victory. Last offensive attack from South
  • Vicksburg

    Mississippi - Vicksburg surrender to Grant. Mississippi River = under Union Control
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Led by General William Tecumseh Sherman. Led 100,000 men on a campaign for deconstruction, they destroyed everything they saw.
  • The Election of 1864

  • 13th Amendment passed

    Abolished slavery. Ratified Decembe 6, 1865
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Final engagement of the Confederate States Army. Lee's army surrendered to the Union Army