Civil War Timeline

Timeline created by 220864
  • Battle of Antietem

    One of the first major battles fought in Union territory, this battle was fought in Maryland, an important Union state, , many soldiers died, the armies fought for a day, though technically the union claimed victory, it was a bloody stalemate between the two sides
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Also known as the 13th amendment, this new law completely abolished US slavery, but only 50,000 of 5M Slaves were set free
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Ulysses Grant besieged Vicksburg in Mississippi, Where the citizens starved and got sick until they were forced to surrender to the Union
  • Surrender at Appomatox

    Ulysses Grant and Robert E Lee fought in Appomatox county, Virginia until The confederates surrendered to The Union, this was Robert E Lee's last battle
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    After the end of the civil war, US president Lincoln was Shot and bled to death in the Washington DC Ford theater by John Wilkes.
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The first battle of the civil war was fought in 1861, the confederates and union clashed for control of the Union Fort Sumter in South Carolina, the union eventually Surrendered after the heavy artillery from the Confederate army, surprisingly, no soldiers were killed