Civil War Timeline

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  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    The South attacked when Lincoln became president.They kept on attacking until the base had to give up because if he surrendered they south would become a nation.
  • Virginia's Secession

    Virginia's Secession
    Virginia leaves the the union, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina followed.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Battle of Bull Run
    This was the first major battle of the civil war. Both sides thought the battle was going to be over in 3 hours. But it lasted 10 hours and together both sides lost 5,000 together.
  • Battle at Shiloh

    Battle at Shiloh
    This is when General Grant tried to take over the railroads. But the Confederates attacked when the union was waiting for reinforcements. After the war both sides together lost about 100,000 troops.
  • Battle at Richmond

    Battle at Richmond
    This was a confederate victory they pushed the union out of Kentucky. This opened new routes for the confederate to the north.
  • Battle at Antietam

    Battle at Antietam
    This was known as the bloodiest war it was a 12 hour battle. Their were over 23,000 casualties.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation
    The Emancipation Proclamation Freed all slaves and, now they were able to aid in the war.
  • Battle at Gettysburg

    Battle at Gettysburg
    This was the turning point for the union. This was a union victory there were about 50,000 soldiers lost.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    This was a speech by Lincoln to tell all of the heroic feats of the soldiers.
  • Surrender at Appomattox

    Surrender at Appomattox
    The union take over the confederate capitol. And the confederate general surrenders.
  • The assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    Lincoln and his wife where at Ford's theater in Washington. during the play someone sneaked into the the presidents booth and shot Abraham Lincoln from the back. That person was John Wilkes Booth.