Civil War Timeline

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  • Lincoln Elected President

    Lincoln Elected President
    Lincoln says "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free..." and is elected president
  • Battle at Fort Sumter

    Battle at Fort Sumter
    The South shot at Fort Sumter and killed many northerners. Start of war
  • Blockade the South

    Blockade the South
    Lincoln attempts the Anaconda Plan. To blockade all of the South's resources.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    First major battle of Civil War. Confederates won.
  • Virgina vs. Monitor Naval Battle

    Virgina vs. Monitor Naval Battle
    Neither side claimed victory but encouraged them to make more ironclads.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The Confederates pushed the Union back but exhausted themselves. Although the Union surrendered it was not quite a victory for the confederates. General Johnson lost his life.
  • Battle at Chattanooga

    Battle at Chattanooga
    There were three battles of Chattanooga
    The first- Jun 7th 1862
    The second- August 21, 1863
    The third- November 23–25, 1863
  • Seven Days Campaign

    Seven Days Campaign
    6 major battles over 7 days.
  • 2nd Battle of Bull Run

    South victory. Between Pope and Jackson.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Major and said to be one of the bloodiest battles of American military history. A victory for the Union
  • Emancipation Proclamation introduced

    Emancipation Proclamation introuduced.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Proclamed freedom of slaves.
  • Battle at Chancellorsville

    A battle that went to May 6th. A southern victory.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    South attempted to infiltrate the Union's capitol, Confederates failed and switched to defense. Was the turning point of the war.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Final major military action in the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War. The Confederates surrendered. The people of Vicksburg did not celebrate Independance Day for 80 years after.
  • Gettysburg Adress

    A speach by Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg. Reguarded as one of the best speaches in history.
  • Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army

    Ulysses S. Grant was granted control over the Union army.
  • Sherman Captures Atlanta

    Sherman Captured land from the confederates and burned most of the town down.
  • Abraham Lincoln re-elected

    Lincoln is re-elected
  • Sherman begins march to the sea

    For six weeks Sherman's army destroyed most of Atlanta and captured the seaport of Savanah, Georgia.
  • Savannah, GA falls to the Union

    Union takes over Savannah, Georgia and their seaport.
  • Lee surrenders

    Lee was fighting in the Battle of Appomattox Court House and realized he had no choice but to surrender his army.
  • Union moves and occupies Richmond

    Union sent in to extinguish flames.
  • Lincoln shot and killed

    John Wilks Booth shot and killed president Lincoln.
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