civil war annotated timelines

Timeline created by RachelH
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The south attacked the north at fort sumter in south carolina on april 12th through april 14. It was the first Battle of the war it started the war between the north and the south.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The battle was in virgina. Gen. Beauregard lead the south to victory aganist Gen. Mcdowell. the victory gave the south the impression the the war was over. But, it had only just begun.
  • Battle of Hampton roads

    Battle of Hampton roads
    It was in virgina commanded by John Worden (north) and Franklin Buchanan(south). It was the first battle between ironclad ships. neither ships were seriously damaged but it made the south temid to fight the north on ship again. it had also sparked a new age of naval fighting.
  • Battle of Shiloh Pittsburg Landing

    Battle of Shiloh Pittsburg Landing
    The battle begun in Tenn. on 4/6/1862 and ended 4/7/1862. Gen. Grant led the north against Gen. Johnston. This battel was very important to the succsus of the north's anaconda plan. which was designed the sufficate the south economy by controlling alll of the souths major rivers. In this battle they took controll of the Tennese river. In the battle the south lost Gen. Johnston.
  • Battel of Bull Run Manassas (2end)

    Battel of Bull Run Manassas (2end)
    The battle lasted from aug. 29th too aug. 30th. Genn. Jackson led the south in battle aganist Gen. Pope. The south won regaing control of most of virgina.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    This battle took place in Maryland and only a day.After a full day of fighting Gen. McCellan and Gen. Lee called it a military draw. Though the north concedered it a political victory beacause it led to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    Gen. Lee held back Gen. Burnside in VA. preventing the final union advance of 1862. There were a staggering 12,600 union casualties just from this one day battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Declared Jan 1 1863 by president Lincoln intended to free all slaves in confederate territories although it was not succsusful in the south.
  • Battle of Chancellorville

    Battle of Chancellorville
    The confederates were in virgina in the battle that lasted from 4/30 to 5/6/1863. they were outnumberd and their chances of victory were very slim. But Gen. Lee leading the south beat the odds not only did they beat the union but they wiped out half of Gen. Hooker's army in the process. But great victoerys dont come without great sacraface in the long bloody battle the south lost Gen. Jackson.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    Battle of Vicksburg
    In mississippi grant and lee foaced off in a battle over the mississippi river it started on may 18 1863 and ended july 4 1863. the union led by grant won therefore wining control over the mississippi river therefore cutting the south in half. this move was vitial if the north wanted to fufill the anaconda plan.
  • Battle of Gettys burg

    Battle of Gettys burg
    In this battle in penn. the union won led by gen. meade. before this battle the south had been playing very aggresive war always invadeing but after this defeat they would never invade the north again.
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
    This battle was between sherman leading the north and gen. hood leading the south. It lasted from july 16- Sept 2 1864. It took place in georgia the union won and took hold of atlanta then led a march of distruction that coverd ove 300 miles. Devistating the town.
  • Ratification of the 13th amendment

    Ratification of the 13th amendment
    Finally Jan of 1865 Lincoln write the 13th amendment therefore freeing all slaves. Now the issue of slaverythat had teared the country apart had been out to rest.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    He was shot at ford theatre while watching a play. He was shot by John Wilkes Bouth. He jumped off the the bonkaney where Abe was sitting he was injured in the act. but he still was able to flee the theatre.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    On April 19 1865 in appomattox courthouse in virgina Robert E Lee surenderd to the north therefore ending the war. The north had won the civil war.