Civill war

The Civil War

  • Election of Abe Lincoln

    Election of Abe Lincoln
    When Lincoln was elected, the soutthern began to secede because they feared he would abolish slavery. The southern economy relied on slavery to sustain there labor force.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    This was one of the first dilemas of Lincoln's presidency. This made him call for volunteers to act against the south as well as southern forces to enlist them against the north. This was a Confederate victory.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    After the battle of Fort Sumter the north relized that the rebillion was not going to be easy to put down. The battle of Bull Run idicated that it was going to be a longer, more drawn out war. During this battle Thomas J. Jackson got his nickname "Stonewall Jackson". The battle ended in a Conferderate victory.
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    Battle of Pea Ridge
    During battle the Confederate army know that this victory would be vital for success. However the union army won the battle and gain control of norhtern Arkansas and Missouri. This was also i huge mile stone forthe Union because they were outnumbered by the Confederate army.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Confederate were anitionaly winning the battle, also called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing. The Union engaged in one of the bloodiest battles of U.S. history at this time. This ended the Confederate hopes of blocking there advance into Mississippi.
  • Union captures New Orleans

    Union captures New Orleans
    In the battle David Farragut and Benjamin Butler lead Union camoflaged ships through the Confederate defences at night so they couldn't be seen. As a result they took over the port, and cut off the Confederate supplies.
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    Battle of Seven Pines
    The battle of inconclusive, but the was the largest battle in the eastern theatre at that time. It was important for the confederates because they held their own against larger union reinforcements.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Was a much larger battle than the first battle of bull run. The union was crushed by the confederate troops. But not as big of a loss as the first battle of bull run.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Remembered as one of the most one sided battles resulting in a lot more union casaulties than the confederates. William B. Franklin was piercing the confederate defenses, but his attack was eventually repulsed by Stonewall Jackson. So in the end the union fell victim to the confederate forces.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This was the most bloody one day battle in the civil war. Eventhough the battle was inconclusive general robert e. lee was able to withdraw his troops back to maryland. this gave abraham lincoln enough confidence to announce his emancipation proclamation.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    During this battle the confederate forces were met with heavy casaulties. this was the turning point of the war because it cut off confederate communication lines with the rest of its army.
  • West Virginia becomes a state

    West Virginia becomes a state
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    This was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War. This ended Robert E. Lee's invasion of the north. President Lincoln used the dedication ceramony of the nation cemetery to honor the fallen soldiers to justify the purpose of the Civil War.
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    Battle of Chattanooga
    The Confederates used this city to establish new supply routes. The Union army was able to penetrate the Confederate army to cut off their supplies.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    One of the most lopsided battles of the Civil War. Thousands of Union soilder soldiers were killed. Despite the confederate victory but in the end it didnt do much. so ulysses s. grant regrets this battle because it was not an important battle and he lost so many troops
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    This battle started trench warfare which was used in battles later on. The 54th massachusettes regiment was in this battle. The union was victorious in this battle.
  • Sherman's March to the sea

    Sherman's March to the sea
    This battle enabled the union to capture the city of savannah. as a result the union was able to gain control of supply routes and a lot of the industrial centers of the south.
  • Assasination of Abe Lincoln

    Assasination of Abe Lincoln
    John Wilkes Booth a southern sympathiser assassinated abraham lincoln in fords theatre. this occured five days after the surrender of robert e. lee ending the civil war.