Battle of fort donelson

The Civil War: Brandon

By keller
  • Tensions

    Tensions between the North and South. Indiana found itself in the middle of the states. So Hoosiers were divided over the issue of slavery.
  • Abraham Lincoln, Elected

    Abraham Lincoln, Elected
    Republican Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th U. S. President.
  • Poor Old South Carolina

    Poor Old South Carolina
    South Carolina was the first state to secede from the United States.
  • A New Country

    A New Country
    Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas had aslo seceded to make the Confeterates. Mississippi's Jefferson Davis became the first and only President of the Confederacy.
  • Speeches, Oh Speeches

    Speeches, Oh Speeches
    Abraham Lincoln said, "It is your business to rise up and preserve the Union and liberty for yourselves, and not for me... [B]ear in mind that with you... is the question: Shall the Union and shall the liberties of this country be preserved...?" to Indiana.
  • President At Last

    President At Last
    Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as U. S. President.
  • War oh, War

    War oh, War
    The Civil War began when the Confederates fired on Fort Sumter, a Union fort in South Carolina.
  • Not more States!

    Not more States!
    North Carolina, Arkansas, Virgina, and Tennessee joined the Confederacy.
  • Indiana Time

    Indiana Time
    Hoosier soldiers first saw action at Phillippi, Virgina.
  • Fort Donelson

    Fort Donelson
    Many soldiers died trying to capture Fort Donelson.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation that stated that as of Jan. 1 1863 it would free slaves in the rebelling Confederate areas.
  • Morgan's Raid

    Morgan's Raid
    John Hunt Morgan, a Confederate general stole Hoosier supplies and burnt bown biuldings.
  • Surrender

    The Confederate army was hopelessly outnumbered and were forced to surrender.