Events Of The Civil War

  • Battle of Bull Run

    The Battle of the Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War which took place in July 21, 1861. General McDowell led his men against General Johnston's army. The South won this battle partly because they had more men.
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  • "Stonewall" Jackson Defeats Union Forces

    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was a Confederate general. He commanded his army in the Shenandoah Valley. He attacked the Union army and forced them to retreat.
  • Battle of the Seven Pines

    The Battle of the Seven Pines was a sereies of battles that took place south of the Chickahominy river. General Johnston tried to overwhelm the Confederate soldiers. Both of the sides had heavy casualties. Both sides claimed victiory and brigadier Robert H. Hatton was killed.
  • The Seven Days Battle

    The Seven Days Battle took place in Northern Virginia. The Confederates were outnumbered, yet they won the battle. But they sustained more casualties than the Union did.
  • The Second Bull Run

    The Second Bull Run happened when General Jackson from the Confederate army wanted to draw General Pope's army into battle. He ordered an attack On a Federal column. The Union left flank was crushed.
  • The Battle of Antietam

    The Battle of Antetam was the bloodiest one day battle in the Civil War. The battle took place during the Maryland Campaign. It happened not too long after the Second Bull Run.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    General Butler dclared slave escaping to their lines contraband of war. Congress declared all slaves funded by the Union army were free.
  • The Battle of Chancellorsville

    This battle was a victory for the Confederates, bu they lost Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. Both sides had heavy casualties.
  • The Gettysburg Cemetery

    The cemetery was founded in 1863. It was meant for the soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • The Battle of Vicksburg

    The battle started on May 18 and ended on July 4, 1863. Union General Grant trapped the Confederate army near Vicksburg. The South was forced to surrender. This culmination was one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war.
  • Battle of Stones River

    The Battle Of Stones River was one of the major battles that had the most causalties on both sides.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg lasted from July 1 to July 3. This battle is considered the biggest battle in the American Civil War. The heavier casualties on the Confederate side in addition to the Confederate submission in Vixburg marked a turning point in the war.
  • The Gettysburg Address

    President Lincoln gave one of the most memorable speeches in America. The point of the speech was to make sure that the country would remember the lives that were lost and that they were for the people.
  • The Battle of the Wilderness

    In the morning on May 5, the Union General Grant attacked the Confederate army on the Orange Turnpike. The fighting was fierce, both sides tried to maneuver through the woods. The darkness of the night stopped the fighting for the day. At dawn, Union General Winifield Scott led his men to attack along the Plank Road. The battle ended on May 7. No one won the battle.
  • Petersburg

    Union General Grant was focusing on very important railroad junction outside of Richmand. The long siege of Petersburg started with living in trenches that went on for miles. The siege ended in April, 1865.