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Tyler and Joshe's Civil War Timeline

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    At 4:30 AM on April 12, 1861 the Confederates attacked Fort Sumter. The Union had to surrender after 34 hours of steady Confederate fire. This battle was the start of the Civil War.
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  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    After a long and bloody attack the confederates were able to push the union back and win the battle. The union were preparing for a victory but the confederates reinvorcements came in. The union was unable to stop this raid of forces and regiments.
  • Hampton Roads

    Hampton Roads
    The Confederates decided to try to break through the blockade that the Union had set up to keep the Confederate ports unactive. This was the first battle fought on sea in the Civil War. After the battle it became a very indecisive.
  • Shiloh

    The battle of Shiloh, also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing was started by the Confederates lauching a surprise attack on Union forces. Union troops did not fortify their camps because they were going to take the offensive, but the Confederates attacked first. Both sides said that they won the battle but really, the Confederates lost.
  • Antietam

    This battle was the first battle to be fought in Union territory. The south lead by General Robert E. Lee, and the north lead by General George McClellan. This was the bloodiest single day in American History, 22,000 lost their lives. This battle allowed Lincoln to inniciate the Emancipation Proclimation.
  • Fredericksburg

    As the Union crossed the Rappahannock, General Lee told his troop to line it, forcing his troops to intercept the Union somewhere along the way. The Confederates held the line with their artillery fire, This caused the Union to retreat and they lost almost 3 times as many troops.
  • Chancellorsville

    This battle is considered to be General Robert E. Lee's greatest victory in the Civil War. He took on a Union army twice the size of his and won. Lee used his strategic mind to surround Union forces and force them to retreat losing Jackson an irreplaceable office.
  • Gettysburg

    Lee lead the attack against the Union in Gettysburg, he had his strategic mind working as he decicded to attack where the Union had retreated to. Lee told his commanders to attack from each side of the Union army at the same time forcing the Union to split its forces. After three days of fighting, Lee had lost many men and failed to attack on the third day, this caused the Confederates to lose this battle, this was the turning point in the Civil war for the Union.
  • Vicksburg

    The Union wanted controll of Vicksburg to control the River. They decided that they would move troops from behind enemy lines inside the city. The Confederate forces ran out of supplies after a long battle, this and the victory in Gettysburg may have been what made the Union win the war.
  • Chickamauga

    Confederate and Union forces were struggeling to gain control of the railroad in Chickamauga. The Union was hit hard, but they were able to fight off the first attack from the Confederates. The Confederates got lucky and the Union troops walked right into them, the Union was forced to retreat losing their position.
  • Wilderness

    The Confederates ran into Union forces int he wilderness, battle was chaotic and artillery was useless. On day 2, the Union attacked, cripling the Confederates. The Union would not retreat, they pressed on and continued to march until they reached their destination.
  • Spotsylvania

    The battle of Spotsylvania was the bloodiest battle the courthouse has ever saw. Confederates stood up against advancing Union cavalry at nearby Yellow Tavern, six miles north of richmond. Although both sides fought hard the battle was inconclusive.
  • Petersburg

    The union army began a siege of the two cities, Petersburg and Richmond, with both sides rapidly constructing fortification 35 miles long. In a series of battles that summer, Union losses were heave, but, by the end of August, General Ulysses S. Grant bad crossed the Petersburg-Weldon Railroad.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    They began by capturing Atlanta. That was an important triumph. After losing Atlanta the Confederacy headed west to Tennessee and Alabama. Sherman's "total war" in georgia was brutal and destructive, but it did just what it was supposed to do: it hurt southern morale, made it impossible for the confederates to fight at full capacity and likely hastened the end of the war.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    lincoln and his family were chilling at the theater. John Wilkes Booth snuck into the theater with a .44 calibar and shot him in the back of the head. The death was a tragedy across the Union. Booth was found at a Virgina farm house with David Herold. They burnt the house, Herold surrendered but Booth stood his ground and was burnt alive