Remembering The Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Abe needed to resupply the fort, The battle started in South Carolina. 4:30 a.m. on April 12 Confederates fired on fort from artillery placements surrounding the harbor. Major Robert Anderson surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day. Confederates let the union do a 100 gun salute before leaving.
  • West Virginia's Birth

    ~35 state in the Union.
    ~Used to be part of Virginia.
    ~Split during the Civil War because some of the people still wanted to own slaved so, they seceded the Union.
  • Battle of Hoke's Run

    Battle of Hoke's Run
    ~As known as the Battle of Falling Water.
    ~It is notable an engagement (battle) of Confederate Colonel Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson) and his BVV (Brigade of Virginia Volunteers)
    ~It resulted in a Union Victory
    ~The generals involved were Stonewall Jackson and Robert Patterson.
    ~23 casualties on the Union side, 91 on the Confederate side.
    Armies involved were Jackson’s Brigade and the Army of the Shenandoah.
    ~The Union had 2 brigades (~8000) and the confederates had 1 brigade (~4000)
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    both sides meet at Manassas, Virginia. they were plaing to try to attack eachothers flanks. Confeterates realized that the Union was tring to hit their left flank. They built up an army big enough to counter. Confeterates won battle but 5,000 dies, 3,000 of them Union troops.
  • Battle of Mules

    Battle of Mules
    Colonel J.H. Lane's 600 men went out to Fort Scott see how many people where at the fort, meet around 6,000 men near Big Dry Wood Creek. End result: Confederate victory. Death toll Union 14 Confeterates unknown.
  • Battle of Cheat Mountain

    Battle of Cheat Mountain
    Casualities: U.S. 80
    CS: 90
    The Union came out in victory.
  • Peninsular Champaign

    Peninsular Champaign
    Seven months after McClellan took command, he led his troops into the fight of their life instead of shipping his 121,500 person army. He knew that the rebels would be there waiting for them but, he did it anyways. There was a total of 15,000 casualities.
  • Seven Day Battle

    Seven Day Battle
    The Seven Day Battle took place in Richmond in 1862. To try to get McClellan away from the confederal capital, General Lee attacked him repeadily.McClellan won four out of five of the battles but, he was just as fearful as a winner as he was as a loser. In the end, he came out defeated.
    Casualities: 15,849
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    trying to draw out Popes` men, Andrew Jackson orded an attack on a Union column that was walking in frout of the fort Warrenton Turnpike. Battle at Brawner Farm ended in stailmate. August 29, Pope launched a series of assaults against Jackson’s position along an uncomplted railroad section. End results the Confederate forces: 22,180 dead ,13,830 Union.
  • Battle of Fredricksberg

    Battle of Fredricksberg
    Occured almost three months after Lee began to withdrawl from Sharpsburg. McClellan's sucessor Ambrose Burnside found a way to bring Lee back into the fight though. Lee was at Mary's Heights looking into the town when he noticed the mansion where he courted his wife thirty years ago was turned into Burnside's headquarter's. This angered Lee and he sent his men to attack.
    Casualities: 12,653
  • Empancipation Proclamation

    Empancipation Proclamation
    The Empancipation Proclamation was a order by Abraham Lincoln, to all segments of the executive branch in the United States. It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in 10 states that were still in rebelion.
  • Gerenal Stonewall Jackson Dies

    Gerenal Stonewall Jackson Dies
    Jackson was one of the most gifted tactical commanders. Jackson was in line of fire of Rebels and was shot three times and died almost instantly in the Battle of Chancellorsville.
  • Gettysburg Battle

    Gettysburg Battle
    Started at Gettysburg Pennsylvania. The Rebells spot a colum of Union troops and engage. Lee rushes 25,000 men into battle.The Union had less than 20,000. Both sides take heavy death tolls. Fighting ends for the day. Next morning Lee is given an order to attack but doesnt till later. For his attack he runs about 15,000 troops. Leaving 5,750. 7,500 men where left on the battle field.
  • Lincoln's Famous Speech

    Lincoln's Famous Speech
    It was delivered at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on November 19, 1863. The Gettysburg Address.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    There were 15,500 casualities. It was the third battle of the Seven Day Battle. There were two battles of Cold Harbor and both of them ended in troops dying.
  • March to Sea

    March to Sea
    Sherman`s march to the sea.He started out in Atlanta and headed towards the Atlantic Ocean. Small forces where left. Union Victory. Approx. 3100 casualties of which 2,100 were Union soldiers.
  • Appomattox at Court House

    Appomattox at Court House
    His army was surround, weak and exhausted and that was the only way out that he saw. The two leaders met at the court house and were there for approximately 2 1/2 hours. By the end, it was one of the bloodiest conflicts in the nations history by the end.
  • Gerenal Lee's Farewell Order to His Army

    Gerenal Lee's Farewell Order to His Army
    General Lee surrended and wrote his army a farewell. In the letter, he ordered his people to return to their homes.
  • Abraham Lincoln gets Assassinated

    Abraham Lincoln gets Assassinated
    Abraham Lincoln was killed on April 14 1865; He was at the Fords Theater. Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancée, Clara Harris was asked to join them. They all were on the box seats. The doorman, John Parker who was a heavy drinker left to get another drink; while he was gone he left the door open. John Wilkes Both entered quietly holding a dagger and small .44 caliber Derringer. He then aimed it at the back of Lincoln`s head, behind his left ear, fired one round and then jumped of the balcony.