Civil War Annotated Timeline

Timeline created by Erin Burleson
In History
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Fort Sumter was colocated in Charleston, South Carolina. Robert Anderson had control of Fort Sumter but supplies were dwindling. If Lincoln supplied Fort Sumter it would engage war, but if they didnt they would lose the fort. Licoln decides to send supplies. Confederacy attacked before the ship could arrive.
  • Battle of Bull Run (1st)

    Battle of Bull Run (1st)
    The battle of the first Bull Run was located in Virginia. The Union leader was McDowell, and the Confederate leader was Bearegard. This battle was won by the Confederates. The battle of the First Bull Run thrilled the South, but shocked the North!
  • Battle of Hampton Roads

    Battle of Hampton Roads
    The battle of Hampton Roads also known as Battle of Monitor and Merrimack, was located in Virginia. It lasted from March 8 to the 9 of 1862. The Union leader was John Worden. The Confederate leader was Buchanan. The major significance of the battle is that it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships. The Union won this battle.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The battle of Shiloh was located in Tennesse. In this battle, the Union killed Johnston. The Union leader was Grant. The Confederate leader was Johnston. Grant led the battle to an end. The Union takes the victory!
  • The Battle of Bull Run (2nd)

    The Battle of Bull Run (2nd)
    The Second Battle of Bull Run lasted two days, from August 29-30 of 1862. The battle was located in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Jackson, and the Union leader was Pope. The Confederates won the battle, and regained most of Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle of Antietam was in the state Maryland on September 17, 1862. The Union leader was McClellon, and the confederate leader was Robert E. Lee. The victory was claimed by the Union. This battle soon led to the Emancipation Proclomation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The battle of Fredericksburg was located in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Lee, and the Union leader was Burnside. The Confederates won this battle. There was about 12600 Union casualties. This battle stopped the Union from further advance.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Battle of Chancellorsville was in Virginia, on May 2-4 of 1863. The Confederate leader was Robert E. Lee, and the Union leader was Hooker. The confederate won the Battle of Chancellorsville. And "Stonewall Jackson" died. Lee led a perfect battle, and the battle is one of the bloodiest!
  • Emancipation Proclomation

    Emancipation Proclomation
    The Emancipation Proclomation was an executive order issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. Rhis freed all slaves in all regions in rebellion against the Union.The Emancipation Proclomation applied primarilly to the slaves in the Confederacy. Some still were enslaved even with the Emancipation Proclomation in act!
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
    The Siege at Vicksburg was in Mississippi. It lasted from May 18 to July 4 of 1863. The Union leader was Grant. The Confederate leader was Pemberton. The union won this battle. The soon got Mississippi River!
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg was located in Pennsylvania, it was from July 1-3 of 1863. The Union leader was Meade and the Confederates leader was Robert E. Lee. The Union took the victory of this battle. This was where Gettysburg address was invented.
  • Siege of Atlanta

    Siege of Atlanta
    This battle went until July 16, 1863 to September 2, 1864.It was in Georgia.The Union leader was Sherman. The Confederate leader was Hood. The union won this battle and gained Atlanta.
  • Ratification of 13th Amendment

    Ratification of 13th Amendment
    The 13th amendment was passed by the house in January. It was Ratified on December 6, 1865. The 13th Amendment banned slavery, and "involuntary servitude" in the US. Which means a slave that doesnt want to be a slave!
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    On April 9, 1865, the leaders of the Union and Confederacy(Lee and Grant), met at Appomattox Court House to surrender. The union peacefully surrendered. This was part of ending the Civil War for good.
  • Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination Of Abraham Lincoln
    John Booth shot Abraham Lincoln in Ford Theater on April 14, 1865. After he was shot, he was carried to a house accross the street. The bullet in that was shot into his head could not be removed. Abraham Lincoln died the next morning on April 15, 1865.