Events of the Civil War

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    15 events of the civil war

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    General P.G.T. Beauregard, commander of the Confederate forces ordered an open fire upon Fort Sumter. The next day the fort surrendered and the fort was evacuated.
  • First Battle at Bull Run

    First Battle at Bull Run
    This was the first major battle of the Civil War.The Union sort of won the battle, and reached saftey in Washington on July 22. General Thomas J. Jackson was given the nickname "Stonewall" Jackson.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    40,000 CSA soilders poured out of the near by woods and attacked a line of Union soilders near the Tennessee River. The CSA surrounded the Union troops and killed, capured, and/or criticailly injured them.
  • Second Battle at Bull Run

    Second Battle at Bull Run
    Jackson practically forced Pope's army into battle by ordering an attack of one of the Federal columns. In result Pope launched a series of assults against Jackson's position. Shortly after a lot of fighting, the Confederate army finally won a battle of once.
  • Antietam

    This battle was known as the bloodiest single day in American military history. Because of the Union winning this battle, president Lincoln was inspired to write the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    Battle of Fredricksburg
    Burnside was the commander of the army at the time, and sent a corps to occupy the vicinity of Falmouth, the rest of the army fallowed shorty after. Lee order his army to go to the heights behind the towm. Union engineers put down 5 pontoon bridges across the Rappahannock River while being openly fired at. The next day the Federal Army crossed over and the day after that Burnside ordered an attack on the Union troops on Prospect Hill.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    Jackson and 30,000 Confederates followed the route to the Union and attacked. The Confederate attack ended with the wounding of Jackson. Lee defeated sepeate part of the Union. Lee's victory was considered his greatest victory of the entire war.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Gen. Robert E. Lee concertrated his army aorund Gettysburg, PA, waiting for the aproach of the Union'forces. Lee struck th e Union line resulting in severe fighting. Lee's second invasion of the North failed.
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
    Gerneral Bragg and his army of 52,000 Confederates, marched north and fought with the Union cavarly. This battle was mostly trying to get the Confederates out of Chattanooga.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    The Union had bombardment of Chattanooga. Sending a message to the Confederates saying that they could mount assults if they wanted. This was obvously a Union win.
  • Battle of Mine Run

    Battle of Mine Run
    Meade attempted to steal a march through the forest, and strike the Confederate army. After dark, Lee prepared the field. The next day the Union closed in on the Confederates.Meade saw the Confederate line was too long and strong, so he retired.
  • Cold Harbor

    Cold Harbor
    The Union reached the Cold Harbor on June 1st. By the 2nd both armies were on the feild. They fought. Then Grant and his army headed for Petersburg to threaten them.
  • March to the Sea

    March to the Sea
    Sherman left Atlanta and led his troopson a campaign that ended with ended with the capture of the port city of Savannah.
  • Gerneral Robert. E. Lee Surrenders

    Gerneral Robert. E. Lee Surrenders
    Gerneral Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gerneral Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House. Tis was often called the end of the Civil War. When actually many other Confederate armies stayed in battles.
  • Lincoln's Assaination

    Lincoln's Assaination
    John Wilkes Booth stopped by Ford's theatre and heard that the president and Gerneral Grant was also there watching a play of Our American Cousin. He had threaten to kill Lincon before but no one took him seriously until Grant left and Booth shot Lincon in the back of the head in front of his wife, in plain sight in a packed theatre.