Civil War Annotated Timeline

Timeline created by HephestusHammer
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  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
    The battle ended on April 13, 1861. The battle was fought in South Carolina. The Confederate leader was Beauregard. The Union leader was Anderson. It was a Confederate victory. It was the spark to the Civil War.
  • 1st Bull Run

    1st Bull Run
    The battle was fought in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Beauregard. The Union leader was McDowell. The Confederates won and it led to army reorganization.
  • Battle of Hampton Roads

    Battle of Hampton Roads
    The battle ended on March 9, 1862. The battle was fought in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Buchanan. The Union leader was Goldsborough. Both of the sides claimed they won the battle.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The battle was fought on Tennessee. The Confederate leader was Johnston. The Union leader was Grant. The Union won and Johnston was killed. The union gained control of the Tennessee River.
  • 2nd Bull Run

    2nd Bull Run
    It ended on August 30, 1862. The battle was fought in Virgina. The Confederate leader was Jackson. The Union leader was Pope. The Confederates won and they regained the control of most of Virginia.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The battle was fought in Maryland. The Confederate leader was Lee. The Union leader was McClellan. The battle was a draw. The battle led to the Emancipation Proclamation.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    The battle was fought in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Lee. The Union leader was Burnside. The Confederate army won. The battle stopped the final Union advance of 1862.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    It was written by Abraham Lincoln. It was suppost to free all of the slaves. It did not. Instead, it just angred the South. And they didn't free there slaves.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The battle ended on May 4, 1863. The battle was fought in Virginia. The Confederate leader was Lee. THe Union leader was Hooker. The Confederate army won. Lee soundly beat an army that aout numbered him 2:1. Jackson died in the battle though.
  • Battle of Vickburg

    Battle of Vickburg
    The Battle ended On July 4, 1863. The battle was fought in Mississippi. The Confederate leader was Pemberton. The Union leader was Grant. The Union won. It was a turning point in the war because the Union got the Mississippi River.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The battle ended of November 25, 1863. The battle was fought in Tennessee. The Confederate leader was Bragg. The Union leader was Grant. The Union won. It was somewhat a turning point because there were no more South attacks. The Union was playing offense and the Confederacy was playing defense.
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
    The battle ended September 2, 1864. The battle was fought in Georgia. The Confederate leader was Hood. The Union leader was Sherman. The Union won. They captured the "Heart of the South". They also launched the "March to the sea".
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    The Courthouse is in Virginia. The Confederate genreal Lee met up with the Union general Grant. Grant's army overwhelmed Lee and he surrendered. It was officially the end of the Civil War.
  • Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    It was at Fords Theatre in Washington D.C. The dirty deed was done by John Wilkes Booth. The original plan was to kidnap him. But that didn't work so they just shot him instead. He died the next morning.
  • Ratification of the 13th Amendment

    Ratification of the 13th Amendment
    It officially abolished and continuted to prohibit slavery. It was not put into action right after the Civil War. They had to get organized first. Then they passed the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments.