The Civil War

  • Seven States Secede From South

    Seven States Secede From South
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    South Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas leave the South. This helps South because they have less people to worry about and less states to care for.
  • South attacks Fort Sumter!

    South attacks Fort Sumter!
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    Southern artilery fired at Fort Sumter at 4:30 a.m, After a day and as half, the North surrenders the Fort. South won this battle.
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    1861 South Wins!!

  • Bull Run/Manassas Junction

    Bull Run/Manassas Junction
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    This was the first battle of the war. The South won and feel confident, Stonewall Jackson led this victory.
  • Wilson Creek

    Wilson Creek
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    The Union General Nathaniel Lyon takes two bullets in this battle. The Rebels win this battle. This helps them because North possibly lost a general temporarily,
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
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    Jefferson Davis is the new president of the CSA. This helps South because they have a pesident to command them now.
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    1862 North Wins!!

  • Monitor VS Merrimac

    Monitor VS Merrimac
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    This battle ended in a draw, but this helped the North because their fears of the Merrimac destroying were put aside.
  • Shiloh

    Shiloh
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    This battle shows North's strength. Even though they got suprise attacked, they still won.
  • Union captures New Orleans

    Union captures New Orleans
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    Admiral Farragut leads North in a 10 day battle. The outcome is great for the North because they now have a key Confederate city.
  • Bloody Antietam

    Bloody Antietam
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    North wins this bloody battle. This is good for North because Lincoln may use this victory for good uses in the North.
  • Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg
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    Even though Union lost this battle, it caused Lincoln to change Generals which could be a good thing for North.
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    1863 North Wins!!

  • First draft law

    First draft law
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    Lincoln signs the first draft law that states, men between the ages of 20 and 45 have to go into war. If they don't want to, they could pay $300 or get a substitute. This helps North because they get more people.
  • Gettysburg Battle

    Gettysburg Battle
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    The Gettysburg Battle, in Pennslyvania, was won by the North. This three day battle shows North's amount of supplies and people because of the length and the fact that South had to retreat.
  • Vicksburg falls to Union

    Vicksburg falls to Union
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    This battle that North won, helped the North because it has split the Confederacy.
  • Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address
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    Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the battlefield of Gettysburg. The Address is 272 words and is dedicated to all who died in this battle. This shows that North cares about the deaths and wants the war to stop.
  • Chattanooga

    Chattanooga
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    Union wins this battle and can now easily get into Georgia and Alabama to further split the South.
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    1864- North Wins!!

  • Grant takes over Union

    Grant takes over Union
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    Grant becoming Union's commander is good because he is a great general, will lead the North to victory, and this strengthens the Union's military potential.
  • Lincoln nominated for second term

    Lincoln nominated for second term
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    Lincoln being nominated for President again, is great for the North because if they had someone new take over, it could end up being a Southerner and with Lincoln, he is already experienced.
  • Confederate draft expanded

    Confederate draft expanded
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    This expansion may be good for North and South. But for North it shows South's lack of people and desprete needs for more soldiers.
  • Mobile Bay captured

    Mobile Bay captured
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    Mobile Bay being captured now, by the North is good. it is good because it shows Union's superiority at sea and they are now closer to Atlanta.
  • Sherman's march to the sea

    Sherman's march to the sea
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    The Union, led by Sherman, marches through Georgia, destroying all the supplies for the war on the way. This is good for North because they have shortened South's supplies and have further split the South.
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    1865- North Wins!!

  • Lincoln tours Richmond

    Lincoln tours Richmond
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    Lincoln touring Richmond is good because he could find out if the South was hiding anything from them, such as new weapons.
  • Saylor's Creek

    Saylor's Creek
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    Saylor's Creek is known to be the last battle in the Civil War. This is a victory for the North and is good because Lee lost 1/3 of his army and the war is near it's end.
  • Lee surrenders to Grant

    Lee surrenders to Grant
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    Yay!! Lee surrenders to Grant! This is good because the war is now over and North has won!
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
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    Lincoln was watching 'Our American Cousin' at Ford theater and he got shot in the skull. Booth, the assassian jumped out of the box and broke his leg. This is okay for North because they are already done with the war.
  • CSA President Davis captured

    CSA President Davis captured
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    CSA President Davis is captured in Georgia. He was taken to Virginia, where he was imprisoned. This is to North's advantage because the Confederacy is now dead.