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    Civil War Era

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    April 12, 1861-0Southern states seceded from the Union; Anderson demanded the fort. Lincoln did not want to retaliate, worried what this might turn into. Anderson surrendered after 34 hours of shelling. This resulted the Civil War.
  • First Bull Run

    First Bull Run
    July 21, 1861-The First Battle at Bull Run was the first Union attempt to attack the Confederates after Fort Sumter. Confederate leaders Johnston and Beauregard continually called for reinforcements though and sent Yankee soldiers and bystanders of the battle running for cover. The Confederates did not persue them due to disorganization and gave them false hope that winning the war would be easy.
  • Shiloh

    April 6, 1862-Shiloh, also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing was a suprise attack against Ulysses S. Grant's Union forces stationed in Tennessee. The Confederates were unable to hold their lines and positions were pushed back. This battle is known for its extreme number of casualities on both sides, more than 23,000. The troups remained immobile for the next three weeks because of the amount of deaths.
  • Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads
    March 9, 1862-The first fight between war ships broke out during the Civil War. Virgina's success marked the end of navies but excited the South to false hope that the Union might blockade might brake. Virgina was then destroyed be its crew.
  • Antietam

    September 17, 1862-Lee and McClellan faced off near the Antietam creek, the first battle since Civil War, This brought America's most bloodiest day. The battleground was well suited for defenseive and dangerous events. The draw, the Union clamined as a win, showed Lincoln enought to issue the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Chancellorsville

    April 30, 1863-Lee split his trrops into two and surprised the Union, his victory came at a high cost; Jackson was badly wounded by the war. Lee showed great example of parnership and strategic in Chanellorsville. Last day of the war, Jackson had 30,000 men go to Hooker's right flank, they destroyed Hooker's line.
  • Vicksburg

    Spring 1862-Vicksburg became the remaining point of the defense of the Mississippi River, after the loss of the forts. The Union subdued the Confederate batteries, to attempt to take the city by land from north by Sherman. Vicksburg then surrenderd, with a victory at the Battle of Gettysburg the previous day.
  • Gettysburg

    Lee prepared his troops to travel to Gettysburg, which is 35 miles away from Harrisburg. Arriving, July first, they were in search for supplies. Lee had hoped to arrive before the Union. Of day two, the Union had their postions step on Culp's Hill to Cemetry Ridge. Lee decided to send three devisons against the Union. Union then ambushed the Confederate and they ran for saftey. This resoulted in the Untion winning.
  • Chickamauga

    September 19, Union and Confederate soldiers were fighting over the control of a key railroad center of Chattanooga. The soldiers met fighting in the woods near the Chickamauga creek. Union soldiers were able to hold their lines until the Southerners broke through during a shifting of troups. The Union soldiers had a final stand before retreating to Chattanooga. 20,000 Confederate soldiers and 16,000 Union soldiers were lost during the bloody battle.
  • Fredericksburg

    December 11, 1863-Lincoln removed McClellan and put Burnside in his spot. On December 11, Burnside took 120,000 troops with him to Fredericksburg. The Confederate had victory at Fredericksburg, restored them after Lee's unsuccessful campaigning.
  • Wilderness

    Starting May 5th 1864 the Confederates crased the Union's 5th Corps, the east-west road. The battle was difficult because of all the trees and undergrowth. Confederates then did a counting attack against the Union. The battle then ended inconclusively and the Union lost 7,000 more soilders than the Confederates.
  • Spotsylvania

    Ulysses S. Grant planned a major attack on the Confederate captial, Richmond Virgina. He wanted to occupie Lee as William T. Sherman led his troops into Georgia in war's western theater. Grant orederd his troops to try to get between Lee's army and Georgia. Lee managed to reach the crossroads before federals. The next seven days many died. and got injured. The Confederates built a sailent called the "mule shoe."
  • Sherman’s March to the Sea

    Sherman’s March to the Sea
    September 2, 1864-After capturing Atlanta in early September, the Union forces decided the best tactic to defeating the South was to attack their factories farms and actual homes. Two sets of troups raided Atlanta with the goal of destroying everything in their path of Savannah and the sea. This raid was successful, ruining Southern morale, killing their hope, and probably bringing the end of the war closer.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    Petersburg was a main rail station for the Confederates during the war. The Union suffered many loses trying to take control of Richmond and Petersburg, and although they were still unsuccessful by September of 1864, they had destroyed many of the Souths railroads. This left their soldiers starving and immoilized with transportation. Due to disorganization and eventually being outnumbered, the Confederate troups surrendered at Appomattox Court House.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    President Lincoln was at a viewing of "Our American Cousin" when John Wilkes Booth, a conspirator for the Confederates snuck into the private box and shot him in the back of the head. Lincoln survived through the night and was pronounced dead the next morning. Wilkes and his accomplices were found 12 days later and killed. This tragic event left all Union soldiers and supporters in shock and disarray.