The Civil War

  • Lincoln Elected

    Lincoln Elected
    President Abraham Lincoln is elected.
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    Civil War

  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina Secedes
    South Carolina secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Mississippi Secedes

    Mississippi Secedes
    Mississippi secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Florida Secedes

    Florida Secedes
    Florida secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Alabama Secedes

    Alabama Secedes
    Alabama secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Georgia Secedes

    Georgia Secedes
    Georgia secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Louisiana Secedes

    Louisiana Secedes
    Louisiana secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Texas Secedes

    Texas Secedes
    Texas secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Robert E. Lee Becomes Commander

    Robert E. Lee Becomes Commander
    After Lee declines president Lincoln's offer to be in control of the whole Union army, Lee takes control of the Army of Northern Virginia. He also becomes pretty much the leader of the whole Confederate Army.
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The Confederacy attacks the Union at Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina starting the American Civil War.
    Union Commander- Robert Anderson
    Confederate Commander- P.G.T. Beauregard
  • Lincoln calls for volunteers

    Lincoln calls for volunteers
    Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers from the North to fight in the Union against the Confederacy.
  • Virginia Secedes

    Virginia Secedes
    Virginia secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • McClellan Becomes Commander

    McClellan Becomes Commander
    McClellan becomes commander of the Ohio Malitia.
    May 14th- He was appointed as a Major General in the regular army.
  • Arkansas Secedes

    Arkansas Secedes
    Arkansas secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • North Carolina secedes

    North Carolina secedes
    North Carolina secedes from the Union to join the Conferderacy.
  • Tennessee Secedes

    Tennessee Secedes
    Tennessee secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • 1st Manassas (1st Bull Run)

    1st Manassas (1st Bull Run)
    The first major land battle of the Civil War.
    Union- 2,896 causalties
    Confederacy- 1,982 casualties
  • Fort Donelson and Henry

    Fort Donelson and Henry
    In a joint army/navy operation, Grant's 17,000 men assembled, and were transported by 13 transports under Andrew Foote, along with nine gun boats. Grant's men landed about three miles south of Fort Henry, while the boats chugged on to the fort. Within an hour of arrival, the ironclad had forced the fort into submission.
  • Merrimack vs. Monitor

    Merrimack vs. Monitor
    On May 11, 1862 a little before five in the morning at Craney Island the Merrimack was ordered to be blown up. To be kept from Union hands, the Merrimack was filled with 16,000 pounds of black powder in the ship’s magazine. A forty-foot section of the ship’s casemate was discovered lying over 200 yards away from the wreck. That was the end of the battle.
  • Pope becomes Commander

    Pope becomes Commander
    John Pope became commander of the Union Army of the Potomac.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    Union won under Ulysses S. Grant.
    Confederate Generals- Albert Sidney Johnston and P. G. T. Beauregard
  • Chancellorsville

    Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign. he campaign pitted Union Army Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's Army of the Potomac against an army half its size, Gen. Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. Chancellorsville is known as Lee's "perfect battle" because his risky decision to divide his army against a much larger enemy force resulting in a significant Confederate victory.
  • 2nd Manassas (2nd Bull Run)

    2nd Manassas (2nd Bull Run)
    The battle ended in a cloud of confusion and doubts about just how loyal the Union army was to each other. Porter's corps had stood idle the whole afternoon of the twenty-ninth; Banks's 6,500 men had taken no part in the fight; McClellan, at near-by Alexandria, had failed to get any part of his large army to Pope in time to do any good. Porter was later made the scapegoat for all this tragedy of errors, but the real failure was Pope's and McClellan's.
  • Sharpsburg (Antietam)

    Sharpsburg (Antietam)
    He first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties..
    Confederate General- Rpbert E. Lee
    Union General- George B. McClellan
    A strategic Union victory.
  • Burnside Becomes Commander

    Burnside Becomes Commander
    Ambrose Burnside became commander of the Union Army of the Potomac.
  • Fredericksburg

    Fredericksburg
    This battle is considered by many historians to be Lee’s greatest victory. He won this against Burnside.
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg
    Union won under General Ulysses S. Grant. Confederates did not succeed under John C. Pemberton. Final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War.
  • Gettysburg

    Gettysburg
    The battle with the largest number of casualties in the American Civil War, it is often described as the war's turning point. Union Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade's Army of the Potomac defeated attacks by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, ending Lee's invasion of the North. A Union Victory.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    Union forces beseiged Petersburg for 9 months. With General Sherman's forces approaching from the south, Lee attempted a break out. It failed miserably, and on April 2nd, Union forces soon assaulted the Confederate lines. The Army of Virginia was forced to withdraw from both Petersburg and Richmond.
  • Atlanta Captured

    Atlanta Captured
    Union Gen. William T. Sherman's goal was to destroy the Army of the Tennessee, capture Atlanta and cut off vital Confederate supply lines. While Sherman failed to destroy his enemy, he was able to force the surrender of Atlanta.
  • Battle of Nashville

    Battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign that represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. This battle was fought between the Confederate Army of Tennessee under Lt. Gen. John Bell Hood and Federal forces under Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close, just five days after the surrender of the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee. The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. He was the first American president to be assassinated.
  • Joseph E. Johnston Becomes Commander

    Joseph E. Johnston Becomes Commander
    Joseph E. Johnston becomes a general in the Confederacy.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Section 1.
    Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction. Section 2.
    Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.