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1
Civil war timeline
  • 1861 1865
  • David Rodgers

2
1861
  • THE SOUTH SECEDES January 1861
  • Abraham Lincoln is the president of the untied
    stated of America.
  • -Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas,
  • Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and
    south Carolina.
  • These states became the confederate states of
    America
  • They create a confederate government in February
    1861.
  • Jefferson Davis was named president of the
    confederacy -----?

3
1861
  • THE SOUTH SEIZES FEDERAL FORTS February 1861
  • President Buchan refused to surrender southern
    federal forts to the seceding states
  • State troops sized them
  • south Carolina refused a supply ship at fort
    Sumter, the ship was trying to supply the federal
    government
  • ATTACK ON FORT SUMTER April
  • Lincoln told the southern states, south Carolina
  • Sensed a trick, forced surrender on rob Andersen,
    shots were fired on at the fort, civil war began
    April 12th

4
1861
  • the battle of bull run, July 1861
  • the union army encounters a small amount of
    confederate soldiers, the battle was supposed to
    be a blowout by the union, the battle showed how
    poorly trained both sides armies were, although
    it was expect union to win, the confederates win
    and the remaining union is retreats to Washington

5
1862
  • THE BATTLE OF SHILOH April 1862
  • Confederates attack union
  • Federal forces almost defeated until later in the
    night when reinforcements arrive, finally
    confederated forces retreated, casualties were
    high on both sides.
  • THE SEVEN DAYS BATTLES July 1862
  • union and confederates fought a series of battles
    between June 26th to July 2nd
  • Confederates withdrew on the last day
  • ANTIETAM September 1862
  • confederate forces crossed union forces in
    Maryland it was referred to as the bloodiest day
    in the war, there was no clear winner

6
1863
  • THE EMANCIPATION PROCLOMATION January 1863
  • Abraham Lincoln wrote that all slaves that fought
    against the union would be freed, because of the
    emancipation proclamation over four million
    slaves were freed.
  • THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG July 1863
  • Fought from July 1st to July 3rd
  • Was another one of the bloodiest battles in the
    civil war
  • In the three days between 46,000 and 51,000
    soldiers were killed
  • The union army was victorious

7
1864
  • THE BATTLE OF THE COLD HARBOR June 1864
  • Around 13,000 soldiers from the Union Army were
    killed
  • About 2,500 soldiers from the Confederate Army
    were killed
  • The Confederate Army were the winners of this
    battle

8
1865
  • The last year
  • The confederate army started to slowly
    deteriorate as of January 1865
  • The confederate army surrendered April 1865
  • The civil war lasted four years, with very large
    amounts of casualties
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