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The Civil War

  • Abraham Lincoln Elected 16th President

    Abraham Lincoln is Elected 16th president of the United States. Causes South to become Uneasy. Eventually causes them to succeed from the union.
  • Fort Sumter Attack

    Fort Sumter Attack
    This is the first Battle of the Civil War. It is obvious that the disagreement cannot be settled by diplomacy.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    Huge Wake-up call for the union. Indicated that the war would be long and bloody.
  • Trent Affair

    Trent Affair
    The outcome of this affair showed that foreign nations were not interested in helping the south like they thought they would.
  • Battle of Pea Ridge

    Battle of Pea Ridge
    Big win for the Union. Gained control of the state of Missouri.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Large amounts of loss. Realized that this war would not be over quickly.
  • Union Captures New Orleans

    Union Captures New Orleans
    The Union Cuts off Pretty Much all trade with the south with this capture. The south now doesn't have much time left.
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    THis Battle marked the beginning of the Seven Days Battle.
  • Seven Days Battle

    Seven Days Battle
    THis Battle proved that Lee was becoming a supreme war leader.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    Second Battle of Bull Run
    Most decisive battle for the Confederates in the Northern Virginia Campaigne.
  • Battle of Antietam

    THis is the deadliest battle of the civil war. Many die on each side.
  • Emancipation Proclimation

    Emancipation Proclimation
    A Speech by Abraham lincoln. Freed all African Americans.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Burnsides Loses many troops. Due to his failure, he is replaced.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    This was considered Lee's greatest victory. However the south lost Stonewall Jackson.
  • Seige of Vicksburg

    THis battle won control of the Mississippi for the Union. Liniting Trade for the South.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This speech by Abraham Lincoln redefined the war as a war for freedom of all.
  • Battle of Spotsylvania

    Battle of Spotsylvania
    This Made Grant continue his overland campaigne.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    Union Lost many troops. Neither side gained any advantage.
  • Seige of Petersburg

    Seige of Petersburg
    THe capture of Petersburg was crucial. It cut off most supplies to the south.
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    Sherman's March to the Sea

    Largely Weakened the south. Took out Many forts. Begining of the end of the Confederation.