The Civil War

  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    lincoln was elected in 1860 as the 16th president against many of the people's wishes
  • south carolina secedes

    south carolina secedes
    south carolina was the 1st state to secede from the union
  • mississippi secedes

    mississippi secedes
    mississippi was the 2nd state to secede from the union
  • florida secedes

    florida secedes
    florida was the 3rd state to secede from the union
  • alabama secedes

    alabama secedes
    alabama was the 4th state to secede from the union
  • georgia secedes

    georgia secedes
    georgia was the 5th state to secede from the union
  • louisiana secedes

    louisiana secedes
    louisiana was the 6th state to secede from the union
  • texas secedes

    texas secedes
    texas was the 7th state to secede from the union
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    the battle happened in charleston county and the confederate army won
  • Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers

    Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers
    Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers because he needed them to be soldiers in the war, but not enough responded
  • virginia secedes

    virginia secedes
    virginia was the 8th state to secede from the union
  • arkansas secedes

    arkansas secedes
    arkansas was the 9th state to secede from the union
  • McClellan becomes commander

    McClellan becomes commander
    George McClellan was made commander after Winfield Scott, he waited too long to attack so he was fired
  • north carolina secedes

    north carolina secedes
    north carolina was the 10th state to secede from the union
  • tennessee secedes

    tennessee secedes
    tennessee was the 11th state to secede from the union
  • 1st manassas

    1st manassas
    The Battle of Bull Run was the first battle of the Civil War, also known as the 1st Manassas. Fought in Virginia, and the confederacy won
  • Fort Henry

    Fort Henry
    A union victory at the battle of fort henry in Tennessee
  • Fort Donelson

    Fort Donelson
    Union victory at the battle of fort donelson in Tennessee, taken right after fort henry
  • Robert E. Lee becomes commander

    Robert E. Lee becomes commander
    Robert E. Lee becomes the commander of the entire confederate army after turning down the offer to be the commander of the union army. Lee was one of the best commanders ever.
  • Merrimack vs. Monitor

    Merrimack vs. Monitor
    Also called the battle of hampton roads, the battle of merrimack vs monitor was a very important naval battle that resulted in both sides claiming victory
  • Battle of shiloh

    Battle of shiloh
    Confederacy attacked the Union under General Ulysses S. Grant at Shiloh, Tennessee. at night, reinforcements came, and the next morning the Union was winning. the confederacy retreated and the union won
  • Pope becomes commander

    Pope becomes commander
    A union commander who was known for being defeated at the second battle of bull run
  • second manassas

    second manassas
    Fought in the same place as first manassas and was also a confederate victory
  • Sharpsburg (Antietam)

    Sharpsburg (Antietam)
    Fought in sharpsburg, maryland. was inconclusive, but STRATEGICALLY the union won. one of the most bloody battles of the civil war
  • 13th amendment

    13th amendment
    lincoln issued the emancipation proclamation, and the 13th amendment abolished slavery
  • Burnside becomes commander

    Burnside becomes commander
    After McClellan was fired once again, General Burnside took over for the battle of fredericksburg which resulted in an outstanding loss
  • Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg
    A confederate victory, burnside did not receive his pontoon bridges in time to cross the river so the confederacy blocked him off. he had to build the bridges while being fired at, then the fighting continued on the other side
  • Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville
    Lee sent his army to intercept the northern army at Chancellorsville. There was a forest so you couldnt see where the other side was. Lee sent Jackson to attack the army from the side and push them back. He did this and the Confederacy won
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    The union needed vicksburg to gain control of the mississippi, and the confederates in Vicksburg surrendered after they ran out of food. the confederacy was split in half and the Union Army won.
  • Gettysburg

    Gettysburg
    While the confederate soldiers were looking for cheap shoes in gettysburg they ran into the union forces and a battle that lasted for three days took place. on the last day, the confederate cannonade didnt work which caused the confederate's charge to fail and the union to win
  • Joseph E. Johnston Surrenders

    Joseph E. Johnston Surrenders
    On the fourth of july, johnston surrendered to the union army after the confederacy had been split in two
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    a union win at petersburg,virginia
  • Atlanta Captured

    Atlanta Captured
    The battle of atlanta started on july 22, 1864 and the city finally fell on sep 2, 1864. Union victory
  • Battle of Nashville

    Battle of Nashville
    Fought in Davidson County, union victory. union also had a victory at the battle of franklin.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, ending the American Civil War. Lee had no other option
  • lincoln assassinated

    lincoln assassinated
    lincoln was assassinated in fords theatre by john wilkes booth