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House Divided/Civil War/ Reconstruction

  • The Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter
    The battle resulted in just a single casualty. Forces from the Confederate States of America attacked the United States military garrison at Fort Sumter South Carolina.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    The battle was the first land battle of the civil war. the battle was won by the confederates, and federal forces retreated to the defenses of Washington defenses.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The union defeated the confederates at the battle of Shiloh. The south's defeat at Shiloh ended the Confederacy's hopes of blocking the Union advance into Mississippi and doomed the confederate military initiative in the West.
  • Capture of New Orleans

    Capture of New Orleans
    The capture gave the Union forces the opportunity to control the lower mississippi river valley. The confederates could no longer use the ports to ship supplies or troops out into sea.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Robert E lee and the confederacy beat the Union led by John Pope. The North retreating back to Washington allowed Lee and his army to cross the Potomac River into the North.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle saw over 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded, or missing after just 12 hours of fighting. The battle ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia's first invasion into the North and led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    The proclamation forever freed slaves. Abraham Lincoln declared that "all persons held as slaves within any state, or designated part of a state, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The battle was won by the confederacy and led by Robert E Lee. General Stonewall Jackson was killed in the battle, and the win allowed general Lee to move north into Maryland and Pennsylvania.
  • The Battle of Vicksburg

    The Battle of Vicksburg
    The Union won this battle and gained control of the Mississippi river. The battle proved to be a significant turning point for the Union army.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle was fought between the Union and the Confederates during the civil war. The battle had the largest number of casualties of the entire war and was considered a turning point in the war.
  • Union Draft

    Union Draft
    The draft led to the union having less troops and diverting troops to New York. The riots and battles took place in New York, the militia arrived and the Union takes control of the mob.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    A speech by Abraham Lincoln to honor Union soldiers who had died and remind people that the nation was fighting for freedom and unity. The speech helped encourage the North and was very inspirational.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea
    The Union wanted to cripple the confederate's ability to wage war. They destroyed anything and everything towards the war effort.
  • Burning of Atlanta

    Burning of Atlanta
    The burning aimed to cut off Atlanta's vital supply lines that provided confederate troops with reinforcements. The North burnt down anything and everything.
  • Appomattox

    A union victory, General Lee surrendered to Ulysses S Grant at the courthouse. This marks the countries transition to peace and reunification following the civil war.