Civil war

The Timeline of the Civil War

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    President Lincoln was sending supplies, but before that could be delievered, Confederate troops demanded evacuation of the fort, but the Union refused. 34 hours later, Anderson surrended and on April 14th, Fort Sumter was evacuated by federal troops.There was a monument and saved the ruins and Fort Sumter was later rebuilt.
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  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    McDowell's Union forces struck first and over 2 hours 10,000 Federals pushed back 4,500 rebels from Washington who were watching the battle. By 4:00, there were an equal amount of men on the battle field, about 18,000 men on each side. On July 22, 1861, Union troops retreated. This lead to President Jefferson Davis to be blamed for the Confederate failure. Also, Lincoln replaced McDowell and brought in George B. McClellan.
  • Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads
    Hampton Roads was a part of the Confederate's plan to break up the Union's blockade of Southern ports. By doing this, the Confederate and Union ships attacked each other. On March 9th, at 12:30, Virginia headed to it's navy yards and the battle was over.
  • Shiloh

    This battle was also known as the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing. The Battle of Shiloh was the second great engagement in American history. Confederate troops pulled a surprise attack on the Union troops in southwestern Tennessee. Union won this battle but both sides suffered. Ulysses Grant took over Fort Henry, resulting in Confederate's to leave their Columbus and Kentucky forts and evacuating Nashville.
  • Vicksburgh

    Vicksburgh was the defense of Mississippi river. In the conferdate move 40,000 troops west bank of the Mississippi, he marched south along it for a considerable distance until he could recross the river at Bruinsburg,The surrender of Vicksburg, with the victory at the Battle of Gettysburg greatly heartened the North and in fact marked the turning point of the war. it ends july 1863
  • Antietam

    General Robert E. Lee and McClellan faced off for the first time on northern soil. This is was fought in Sharpsburg , Maryland along the Antietam Creek and became the bloodiest single day battle in American history and have over 22,000 deaths. McClellan ignored his advantages on his discovery and numerical superiority. The Union then won on September, 18th and this battle led to the series of photographs taken at the battle field.
  • Fredericksburg

    On November 7th, 1862, Lincoln replaced McClellan with Burnside and on December 13, Burnside ordered his left wing, led by Franklin, to attack Lee’s troop’s right side. Franklin failed to send more 50,000 troops forward, so Jackson, Lee’s right wing general, counterattacked. Confederate won this battle and many blamed Lincoln for the Union’s defeat but Franklin took the blame, willingly. In January 1863, President Joseph Hooker, replaced Burnside and made him commander of Army of the Potomac.
  • Chancellorsville

    Robert E. Lee's had great victory during the American Civil War. Facing enemies nearly twice the size of his own. On May 2, Jackson and 30,000 men followed a route that brought them against Hooker's weak right flank. in few weeks Robert E. Lee is heading north to Gettysburgh. It ends may 6, 1863
  • Gettysburgh

    Hill's command approached the town in search of supplies early on July 1, only to find that two Union cavalry brigades had arrived the previous day. Longstreet didn't get his men into position until 4 pm. Lee was determended and attacked went forward around 3 pm, after an artillery bombardment by some 150 Confederate guns. the war ended july 4 1863
  • Chickamauga

    Union and Confederate forces were struggling over control of the key railroad center of Chattanooga. On the first day of battle, Bragg's men attacked the Union, anchored by George Thomas. The Union suffered some 16,000 casualties. In November the victory is over
  • Wilderness

    The Battle of the Wilderness began in earnest on the morning of May 5. after 5 a.m. on May 6, the Union 2nd Corps, led by Winfield Scott Hancock, attacked along the Plank Road. the morning of May 7, the Conferates and Union were essentially where they had been at the start of the battle, 48 hours earlier.
  • Spotsylvania

    Confederate's huge salient in their lines gave their lines the name "Mule Shoe". On May 11th, Confederates advanced the Union at the Yellow Tavern, six miles from Richmond, and on May 12th, the Union troops attacked the Confederate "Mule Shoe" this became known as the "Bloddy Angle". On May 21st, Union troops were told to disengage and head on their way to Richmond.
  • Petersburg

    Petersburg was an important railroad system and was part of the defense Confederate capital. By the end of August, General Ulysses Grant crossed over Petersburg railroad and took over Fort Henry on September 2nd. On March 25, 1865, Confederates were forced back to the Battle of Fort Stedman. Lee let President Davis that Richmond and Petersburg were no longer their cities and they were both evacuated that night. President Davis surrendered to General Grant on April 9th.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    General Sherman's troops captured Atlanta on September 2nd, 1864, Confederte troops headed into Tennessee and Alabama. Sherman took 62,000 men through Gerogia to Savannah and Major General George Thomas took 62,000 men to meet the Confederate army in Nashville. On Novemeber 22nd, Confederate troops tried to mess with Serman's Union troops, but ended up running back into the South. Sherman showed up at Savannah and the Confederate troops there had fled.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Abrahamn Lincoln's killer was John Wilkes Booth. Booth learned Lincoln was to attend "Our American's Cousin" with his wife and Rathbone. Booth and an actor in the play planned the assassination of Lincoln, Andrew Johnson, and William H. Seward. At 10:15, Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head, then stabbed Rathbone. Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. the next day, Wilkes was caught on April 26th. Booth and his associates were hung on July 7th, 1865. Andrew Jackson then became president.