The Civil War

By claraP
  • The Trent Affair

    The Trent Affair
    This diplomatic crisis occurred when a U.S Navy Officer found two confederate messengers aboard a British ship. Great Britain felt threatened by this, only allowing for the crisis to continue for four years.
  • First Battle of Murfreesboro

    First Battle of Murfreesboro
    This battle took place in Murfreesboro. The outcomes of the battle include having the Confederates destroy much of the Union's supply as well as the destruction of railroad tracks.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle of Antietam was the first major battle of the Civil War to take place on the Union side. For the battle only lasting one day, it was the bloodiest.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    This war had an outcome of twice as many Union causalties after their attempts to execute frontal assaults in comparison to the Confederates.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Given by Lincoln, this order proclaimed the freedom of all slaves. This opened the Civil War to all the recently freed African Americans.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    This battle was considered as General Lee's "perfect battle" due to his decision to split his Conederate army to instead engulf the Union army and conquer.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    Fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the battle is considered the turning point of the war, having the most casualties throughout the entire Civil ?war
  • New York Draft Riots

    New York Draft Riots
    These riots in New york were in response to Congress' new law that men would be drafted into the Civil War, as opposed to them having the decision to fight. These riots remain as one of the largest protests in American History.
  • Battle of Chickamauga

    Battle of Chickamauga
    This battle had the second highest number of casualties after the the battle of Gettysburg, it was also a large defeat for the Union army.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This speech delivered by Lincoln iterated to the union soldiers in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania about human equality and the principles given by the Declaration of Independence.
  • Proposition of 10% plan

    Proposition of 10% plan
    This plan stated that any southern state must have 10% of its voters swear an oath of allegiance in order for the state to be readmitted into the Union.
  • Wade-Davis Bill

    Wade-Davis Bill
    This bill took Lincoln's ten percent plan to the extreme where as instead of having the states state their oath of allegiance, they would instead state the ironclad oath, admitting their support of the confederacy no longer exists.
  • The passing of Amendments 13, 14, and 15

    The passing of Amendments 13, 14, and 15
    Reconstruction amendments:
    13- abolished slavery
    14- equal protection of laws
    15- suffrage for African American men
  • Battle of Fort Pillow

    Battle of Fort Pillow
    Also called the Massacre of Fort Pillow, the battle ended with confederate soldiers killing a large amount of black Union Soldiers.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Battle of Cold Harbor
    This battle was one of the bloodiest battles in the Civl War, where many Union soldiers were killed or wounded throughout Genral Lee's attempt to assault.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    The siege of Petersburg consisted of nine months in trench warfare. The city of Petersburg was crucial for the confederate army. The trench warfare style would later be recreated throughout WWI
  • Battle of Franklin

    Battle of Franklin
    This battle was a devastating defeat for the Confederate Army, seeing that they had failed to break through a barrier of Union forces.
  • Black Codes

    Black Codes
    Southern states began to pass Black Codes to limit the freedoms and activities that Africanamericans were entitled to.
  • Freedmen's Bureau founded

    Freedmen's Bureau founded
    The Freedman's Bureau was an agency that helped distressed freed slaves throughout the reconstruction era.
  • Assassination of President Lincoln

    Assassination of President Lincoln
    A devastating blow to the United States, Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Boothe.
  • KKK founded

    KKK founded
    The Ku Klux Klan was founded to work against the progress that was made during the reconstruction era. They also worked. Dry hard to eliminate the rights given to African Americans.
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    This act essentially outlined the rights given to African Americans in the 14th amendment. Those rights included basic civil rights acts such as the ability to vote.
  • 1st Reconstruction Act

    1st Reconstruction Act
    The first reconstruction act included separating the old confederate states into five different military districts. These districts would work on improving life and property.
  • Impeachment of Johnson

    Impeachment of Johnson
    The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was the very first impeachment of an American president due to "high crimes and misdemeanors."
  • End of Reconstruction

    End of Reconstruction
    The era of reconstruction formally ended when remaining 3,000 troops were withdrawed from the south after their efforts of protecting black rights.
  • Hayes-Tilden Compromise

    Hayes-Tilden Compromise
    Also called the Compromise of 1877, this compromise truly ended the reconstruction era by pulling state troops out of southern states.