The Civil War Timeline
The Civil Wartimespan for the civil war
the election of Abraham Lincolnlocation: South Carolina
length: 4 years
who won: Abraham Lincoln
significance: Took his spot as 16th president of the US. His election was looked upon as the beginning of events that led up to the civil war. Idea to carry all the free states, not the slave states.
the confederacy of the united states is formedlocation:fort sumter
significance:during the civil war the north tried to destroy the southern way of life and it had to be rebooted
fort sumterlocaiton:Charleston, South Carolina
who won: confederates
significance: where civil war essentially started, place to keep troops in the fort, supply storage
the first battle of bull runlocaiton:manassas, virginia
length:most of the day
significance: signaled an end to the innocence that both sides had to the war, bloodiest battle and second largest battle ,rejoice over triumph
battle of fort henrylocation: Stewart and Henry County, Tennessee
length: about 6 days (feb 6-12)
significance:successful defense for Americans, peace treaty with britian to stop killing of any people
the battle of fort donelsonlocation:
length: 5 days
who won: confederate surrender
significance:cut off large #s of the confederate forces, Union was sentimently trying to come towards confederacy from slave states
The battle of Shilohlocation:western theater
length:from April 6, 1862 to April 7, 1862
who won: the Union
significance:moved the union closer to its "western goal"which was to gain control of the mississippi river.
the battle of shiloh was one of the deadliest battles in american history
the battle of antietamlocation:maryland
length: a couple days
who won:the union
significance:the battle forced the confederate army to retreat back across the pontiac river, issued the emancipation proclamation
battle of fredricksburglocation: fredricksburg, virginia
length: four days (dec. 11-15)
who won: no great victory for either side
significance:burside's attempt to move south for attack that had failed
the emancipation proclamation is signedlocation:washington dc
significance: war measure, led to helping free some slaves. Proclaimed the freedom of slaves in 10 states
battle of chancellorsvillelocation:Chancellorsville, Virginia
length: a week
significance: This battle was Lee's greatest victory or at least seen as his greatest victory. Although this battle was seen as one of the Souths greatest losses.
battle of vicksburglocation:Mississippi
length: about 6 weeks (may 18 to july 4)
who won: The union
significance: There was control over the Mississippi River put in play. This put an effect on trading and transporting goods.
battle of gettysburglocation: Virginia to Pennsylvania
length:2 days (1st through 3rd)
who won: the union
significance: Gettysburg was the turning point of the civil war. This battle was the costliest battle around the time of The Civil war.
battle of fort wagnerlocation:Morris Island
length: fought on july 11th and july 18th
who won:union by siege
significance: fourth time during the war that black troops had a combat role. remembered by blacks fighting as hard as possible to end slavery.
battle of chickamaugalocation:Chickamauga, Georgia
length: sep. 19th to sep 20th
significance: Confederates won but did not push their limits or exceed advantages. Reinforcements.
The Gettysburg Addresslocation:Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
significance: turning point of the civil war, equal justice for all. This was a way of telling public about the civil war,
battle of chattanoogalocation:Tennessee
length:2 days (nov 23- nov 25)
significance: Fought for control over Chattanooga. Gave people the ability to move south.
the re-election of abraham lincolnlocation: universal
significance:won the republican nomination for precidency and was believed to make a change
The surrender of the appomattox courthouselocation:northern virginia
length: one day
significance:robert e lee surrendered the confederate army, stripped food and supplies
the assassination of abraham lincolnlocation:washington dc
significance:this was the first assassination of a U.S president and it showed his protection of his job and commitment