Timeline 6-Civil War 4

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In History
  • Abraham Lincoln Is Re-Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Is Re-Elected
    The election was held during the Civil War. Lincoln ran under the National Union ticket against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan, his former top general. On November 8, Lincoln won by over 400,000 popular votes and easily secured an electoral majority. This was the first election since 1832 in which an incumbent president won re-election.
  • The Fall of the Confederacy.

    The Fall of the Confederacy.
    Transportation problems and successful blockades caused severe shortages of food and supplies in the South. Starving soldiers began to desert Lee's forces, and although President Jefferson Davis approved the arming of slaves as a means of augmenting the shrinking army, the measure was never put into effect.
  • -- Sherman Marches through North and South Carolina.

    -- Sherman Marches through North and South Carolina.
    Sherman's march through South Carolina began in early January, 1865. By March 9th, his troops had passed out of the state into North Carolina - leaving behind a path of total destruction 100 miles wide and extending the entire length of the state. Federal troop strength was 60,000 consisting of the 14th, 15th, 17th, and 20th Army Corps plus a Cavalry Corps of 4,000. The total Confederate troops involved were 33,400, although not all of them were available to defend the state in the early part
  • A Chance for Reconciliation Is Lost.

    A Chance for Reconciliation Is Lost.
    Confederate President Jefferson Davis agreed to send delegates to a peace conference with President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward, but insisted on Lincoln's recognition of the South's independence as a prerequisite. Lincoln refused, and the conference never occurred.
  • The Thirteenth Amendment

    The Thirteenth Amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution officially outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. It was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, by the House on January 31, 1865, and adopted on December 6, 1865. On December 18, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed it to have been adopted. It was the first of the three Reconstruction Amendments adopted after the American Civil War.
    President Lincoln and other Republicans were concerned th
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.
    With his army surrounded, his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realized there was little choice but to consider the surrender of his Army to General Grant. After a series of notes between the two leaders, they agreed to meet on April 9, 1865, at the house of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Courthouse. The meeting lasted approximately two and one-half hours and at its conclusion the bloodiest conflict in the nation's history neared its end.
  • Consequences of the war

    Consequences of the war
    On April 9th, 1865 the head general of the Confederate army Robert Lee and his troops surrendered to the Union army. As one of the most disastrous wars in history came to an end a period of needed Reconstruction was about to begin. There were a variety of economic consequences of the civil war however the greatest were the effect the war had on agriculture and labor.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln.

    The Assassination of President Lincoln.
    The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commanding General of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant and the Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be successfully assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson thirty years before in 18
  • Cost Of War

    Cost Of War
    Total costs of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan allocated by Congress to date – which include funding through the end of the current fiscal year on September 30, 2012 – are $1.38 trillion, with $807.4 billion to Iraq and $570.9 billion to Afghanistan. These figures include both military and non-military spending such as reconstruction. Spending includes only incremental costs – those additional funds that are expended due to the war. For example, soldiers' regular pay is not included but combat
  • Jefferson Davis

    Jefferson Davis
    Remaining Confederate troops were defeated between the end of April and the end of May. Jefferson Davis was captured in Georgia on May 10.