The American Civil War

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  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    The election of 1860 was the presidental election when Abraham Lincoln became president. The fact that he became president triggered the the South's descion to leave the Union.
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    A leader of the confederacy, president of the confederate states of America for the entire war. He was trying to increase executive powers during war but the southerners resisted. Some states even held back their resources and men to protect their own states. This almost led to session in the in the Confederacy.
  • Robert E. Lee

    Robert E. Lee
    He was the commanding gerneral of the Confederate Army. He was best known for having control of the army of Northern Virgina. Lee went against his advisers and invaded the Union rather then protect Vicksburg. Which was a big mistake and cost the Confederacy control of the werstern regions.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was a fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina. Fort Sumter started the Civil War. The Confederate had control over it but then after the war the Union took over the Fort.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant
    A military commander of theUnion, and defeated the Confederate army. Grant stated off low in ranking but had major fighting skills. He captured alot of the Confederate armies and won many of the victories for the Union. Lincoln then promoted Grant to lieutenant general and gave Grant control of all the armies in the Union.
  • Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan

    Winfield Scott and the Anaconda Plan
    This plan is widely known to the outline stratgey for subduing the seceding states in the American Civil War. This plan was proposed by Winfield Scott. The plan was designed to be a blockade of the Southern ports, and called for an advance down the Mississippi River and cut the South down in two.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    The first major battle of the war july 1861 30000 federal troops marched from Washington dc to attack the confederate forces at bull run creek at Manassas junction, Virgina. The union was close to victory but then the confederate army under the control of Stonewall Jackson counterattacked and the union ran back the Washington dc. The battle made people think that the confederate was invincible in battles .
  • George McClellan

    George McClellan
    Served briefly as general in chief of the union army. He played an important role of organizing a well trained army for the union. He organized the famous army of PotoHis performance at the bloody Battle of Antietam madeLee's invasion of Maryland less forceful, but allowed Lee to think of a tactical draw and avoid destruction, and being outnumbered. As a result, McClellan's leadership skills during battles were questioned by Abraham Lincoln , who eventually removed him from command.
  • Monitor and Merrimac

    Monitor and Merrimac
    This battle is also known as The Battle of Hampton Roads. Monitor anf Merrimac was the most important naval battle of the Civil War. The Confederacy was trying to break the Union blockade which cut off Virginas largest cities from international trade. Both sides took the victory on this battle.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This battle took place near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek. The first major battle in the American Civil War that took place in Union soil. This battle was the bloodiest battle in American history. The commanders were George McClellan of the Union and Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy. The union took the victory in this battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    This Proclamation was issued by president Abraham Lincoln. This document freed 3.1 million of the nation's 4 million slaves, and more were being freed as the Union army began to win.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Replacing McClellan a more aggressive person general Ambrose Burnside attacked Lees army at Fredericksburg, Virgina. 12000 died or were wounded compared to the 5000 confederates that were usually lost. The battle lasted four days. Burnside was trying to build bridges in order to reach Richmond before the Confederate Army. His plan didn't work out which ended up giving the victory to the Confederate Army.
  • Thomas Stonewall Jackson

    Thomas Stonewall Jackson
    He is the most known commander of the confederate army after Robert e lee. He was accidentally shot by the confederate army, his own army. His arm had to be amputated. He was a major assistance in the First Battle of Bull run.
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