The Civil War

Timeline created by micah_zeivaun
  • Fort Sumter

    Once South Carolina seceeded they demanded to have Fort Sumter turn over to the Confederates. The Confederate opened fire. The Union had to surrender.
    http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/fort-sumter.html
  • Battle of Bull Run

    General Irvin McDowell marched the Union army into Virginia before they were fully trained. Bull Run is a river near Manassas, Virgina. The south held firm while the Union retreated in a panick.
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  • Battle of Shiloh

    Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston suprised the Union army at a church in Shiloh. the battle costed both sides with many casualties. The south lost about 11,000 men. The north lost more than 13,000 men but they still won.
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  • New Orleans Catured

    Two weeks after the Battle of Shiloh, the Union commander David Farragut captured New Orleans. He entered the Mississippi River from the Mexican Gulf which gave them control of most of the Mississippi River.
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  • Battle of Antietam

    http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/antietam.html?tab=facts AKA the Battle of Shapsburg was one of the most bloodiest battles in the civil war. This battle was very vicious btween the north and south. The union commander was George McClellan and the confederates commander was Robert Lee. The Union won this brutal battle.
  • Emancipation Proclamaion

    This document was made by President Abraham Lincoln. This document set all slaves free in states fighting the Union. This made a way for African Americans to work in the army and give them more opporitunities.
    http://www.nps.gov/ncro/anti/emancipation.html
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    This battle began with a siege of Vicksburg. This area was huge for trading. This battle began on May 18, 1863 and ended on July 4, 1863. Confederate surrendered after a long starvation and Union won.
    http://www.historynet.com/battle-of-vicksburg
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg lasted for 3 days. This battle ended in many casualties. Union army won this battle.
    http://www.civilwar.org/battlefields/gettysburg.html
  • Gettysburg Address

    http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/gettysburg.htmFour score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
    Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.
  • General Lee surrenders to General Grant

    http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/robert-e-lee-surrenders General Lee surrenders 28,000 of his troops to General Grant which ends the American Civil War. Since they were forced to abandon the confederate capital and couldn't join the surviving confederat army, Lee had no other choice.