The Civil War

By jperks
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    Civil War Dates

  • Lincoln is Elected President

    Lincoln is Elected President
    Abraham Lincoln wins the election for president over Frederick Douglas and becomes the 16th president. He breaks the streak of Democratic Presidents which angers the south, forcing the imediate succession of 7 states. He was the first repulican president.
  • South Carolina seceeds from Union

    South Carolina seceeds from Union
  • Mississippi seceeds from Union

    Mississippi seceeds from Union
  • Florida Seceeds from Union

    Florida Seceeds from Union
  • Alabama Seceeds from Union

    Alabama Seceeds from Union
  • Georgia seceeds from Union

    Georgia seceeds from Union
  • Louisiana seceeds from Union

    Louisiana seceeds from Union
  • Texas seceeds from Union

    Texas seceeds from Union
  • Arizona Territory seceeds

    Arizona Territory seceeds
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was a fort in Charleston South Carolina. It was bombarded on April 12 and 13 in 1861 by Confederate troops under General Beauregard. He demanded The Union surrender the fort to the Confederacy, and when General Anderson refused, Confederates opened fire. On April 13, the Union was forced to surrender due to lack of supplies. Nobody was killed in the engagement, which started the American Civil War.
  • Arkansas Seceeds from Union

    Arkansas Seceeds from Union
  • North Carolina seceeds from Union

    North Carolina seceeds from Union
  • Virginia seceeds from Union

    Virginia seceeds from Union
  • Tennessee seceeds from Union

    Tennessee seceeds from Union
  • Battle of Bull Run/Manasses

    This was the first real major conflict of the American Civil War. The Union army had almost all of the Confederate troops retreating, except for General Jackson's brigade, He stood strong with his brigade until southern reinforcements came, and forced the union troops to retreat. The Union lost 2,900 men, compared to the Confederate loss of only 2,000 men.
  • Missouri seceeds from Union

    Missouri seceeds from Union
  • Kentucky seceeds from Union

    Kentucky seceeds from Union
  • Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack

    Battle of the Monitor and Merrimack
    This was the first fight of two ironclad warships. The battle took place at Sewells Point, a narrow place off the mouth of Hampton Roads Virginia.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    This battle was a surprise attack by the confederate troops under generals Albert Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard. The Union troops were camped at Pittsburg Landing, and were surprise attacked in the middle of the night. The confederates did significant damage on the first day of they battle, but the Union army eventually won on the second day.
  • Anteitam

    Anteitam
    Anteitam was the single most bloodiest day in American history. With over 23,000 casualties, this day had more than twice as many deaths and injuries as the War of 1812, The Mexican War, and The Spanish-American war combined.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    This battle was fought between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and Ambrose E. Burnsides Union army of the Potomac. This battle was known as one of the most one-sided battles of the civil war, with Union casualties over twice that of the confederates.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    This was an order issued by President Lincoln that proclaimed the freedom of slaves in every state that was in rebellion against the Union. This was about 3.1 million ouut of 4 million slaves.
  • Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is killed.

    Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson is killed.
    Stonewall Jackson is shot by his own man at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was sleeping sitting up on his horse when it wondered to a lookout for the confederate troops. The lookout said "Who goes there" and upon no answer from Jackson he shot him. This was a major loss for the confederate troops.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a significant confederate win. Rober E. Lee's confederate army took on a Union army almost twice its size commanded by Joseph Hooker. Lee decided to divide his men in half and attack the Union army from two different angles, which in the end led him to victory. This battle was also the death of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, as he was killed by friendly fire.
  • West Virginia becomes a state

    West Virginia becomes a state
    West Virginia becomes one of only two states to be formed during the Civil War. It broke away from Virginia, because it did not want to be part of the confederacy, and became a famous border state.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was known to be the turning point of the Civil War and the high water mark of the confederacy. 75,000 confederate soldiers matched up against the 97,000 union soldiers and were defeated. The battle lasted 3 days.
  • Battle of Little Round Top

    Battle of Little Round Top
    This battle was an attempt by confederate troops to assault the Union flank on the scond day of the Batle of Gettysburg. The assault was unsuccessful, as the confederates were held off by the 20th Maine under Joshua Chamberlain.
  • Vicksburg

    In May and June of 1863 The Union army under General Ulysses S. Grant attempted a siege on the city of Vicksburg in order to try and take the city over and trap the confederate army. The siege was successful and Grant was able to gain control of the Mississippi River, and was able to split the Confederacy in two.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by Lincoln in the Middle of the Civil War, four months after the Union defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. It has become known as one of the most famous speeches in American History.
  • Grant takes command

    Grant takes command
    President Lincoln puts General Ulysses S. Grant in command of all Union armies.
  • Lincooln gets reelected

    Lincooln gets reelected
    Lincoln is reelected for his second term.
  • Shermans March to the Sea

    Shermans March to the Sea
    William Sherman led a march to the sea, leaving from the captured city of Atlanta, and ending the march with the capture of the port of Savannah. Sheman made famous the quote "War is Hell", by creating psychological warfare, and creating total war. He destroyed everything in his path on the march, killing civilians, and burning everything.
  • Surrender at Appamattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appamattox Courthouse
    This was the final engagement of the American Civil War. General Robert E. Lee was leading his troops from the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia, to Meet up with more confederate troops in North Carolina. He was cut off by the Union forces under command of U. S. Grant. Lee could not hold off the Union troops and was forced to surrender, ending the war.
  • Assassination of Lincoln

    Assassination of Lincoln
    Just 5 days after Robert E. Lee surrenders the south in the Civil War, President Lincoln becomes the first U.S. President to be assassinated. While attending a show at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C. with his wife, Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. He died the next morning.
  • The 13th Amendment is Adopted

    The 13th Amendment is Adopted
    The 13th Amendment goes into affect, abolishing slavery and freeing all slaves.