The Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter started the American Civil War. The fort eventually fell to the Southerners.
  • Blockade

    President Lincoln proclaimed a blockade of the South.
  • The First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run was the first batte of the Civil War. The battle was fought only about 30 miles from Washington D.C.
  • Shiloh

    The battle at Shiloh was fought in Shiloh, TN. Grant defeated the Southerners.
  • Yorktown

    Gen. McClellan came across the Confederate army in Yorktown, VA. The Confederate army moved onto Williamsburg during the night.
  • Lincoln Frees Slaves

    Lincoln Frees Slaves
    On this date President Lincoln issues a formal emancipation proclamation to free all slaves in the Confederate states of the United States.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was fought in Gettysburg, PA. This battle had the largest number of casualties out of the entire Civil War.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    On this date President Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg address at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetary in Gettysburg, PA.
  • Lincoln Reelected

    Lincoln Reelected
    President Lincoln was reelected for his second term of office.
  • Lincoln is Assasinated

    Lincoln is Assasinated
    President Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth.
  • The Confederates Surrender

    The Confederates Surrender
    The Confederate army in Alabama and Mississippi surrender.
  • Confederates Surrender

    Confederates Surrender
    The last of the Confederat armies surrender.