The Civil War By dwizzy101 Nov 6, 1860 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. Apr 12, 1861 Fort Sumter Attack This is the first Battle of the Civil War. It is obvious that the disagreement cannot be settled by diplomacy. Jul 21, 1861 First Battle of Bull Run Huge Wake-up call for the union. Indicated that the war would be long and bloody. Nov 8, 1861 Trent Affair The outcome of this affair showed that foreign nations were not interested in helping the south like they thought they would. Mar 7, 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge Big win for the Union. Gained control of the state of Missouri. Apr 6, 1862 Battle of Shiloh Large amounts of loss. Realized that this war would not be over quickly. Apr 25, 1862 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. May 31, 1862 Battle of Seven Pines THis Battle marked the beginning of the Seven Days Battle. Jun 25, 1862 Seven Days Battle THis Battle proved that Lee was becoming a supreme war leader. Aug 28, 1862 Second Battle of Bull Run Most decisive battle for the Confederates in the Northern Virginia Campaigne. Sep 16, 1862 Battle of Antietam THis is the deadliest battle of the civil war. Many die on each side. Sep 22, 1862 Emancipation Proclimation A Speech by Abraham lincoln. Freed all African Americans. Dec 11, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg Burnsides Loses many troops. Due to his failure, he is replaced. Apr 30, 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville This was considered Lee's greatest victory. However the south lost Stonewall Jackson. May 18, 1863 Seige of Vicksburg THis battle won control of the Mississippi for the Union. Liniting Trade for the South. Nov 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address This speech by Abraham Lincoln redefined the war as a war for freedom of all. May 8, 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania This Made Grant continue his overland campaigne. May 31, 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor Union Lost many troops. Neither side gained any advantage. Jun 20, 1864 Seige of Petersburg THe capture of Petersburg was crucial. It cut off most supplies to the south. Period: Nov 15, 1864 to Dec 21, 1864 Sherman's March to the Sea Largely Weakened the south. Took out Many forts. Begining of the end of the Confederation.