Civil War

Events

Abraham Lincoln

November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln became the president of the Union on November 6, 1860.

South Carolina

December 20, 1860

South Carolina decided to secede on December 20, 1860

Mississippi

January 9, 1861

Mississippi decided to secede on January 9, 1861

Florida

January 10, 1861

Florida decided to secede on January 10, 1861

Alabama

January 11, 1861

Alabama decided to secede on January 11, 1861

Georgia

January 19, 1861

Georgia decided to secede on January 19, 1861

Louisiana

January 26, 1861

Louisiana decided to secede on January 26, 1861

Texas

February 1, 1861

Texas decided to secede on February 1, 1861

The Confederacy

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

The Confederacy was made up of the Southern states. There were about 1,082,119 Confederate soldiers. They were outnumbered two to one.

Civil War Deaths

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

More American deaths occurred in the Civil War than in World War 2, World War 1,Vietnam War, Korean War combined. From start to end.

The Union

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

The Union was made up of the northern states. Union soldiers were fighting to maintain the Union. Later in the war, more joined the Union to help abolish slavery. There were about 2 million fought for the Union. They outnumbered the Confederacy to about two to one.

Bloodiest battles in the Civil War

April 12, 1861 - 1865

At the Battle of Gettysburg there were 51,000 casualties; at the Battle of Chickamauga there were 34,624 casualties; at the Battle of Spotsylvania there were 30,000 casualties; at the Battle of The Wilderness there were 29,800 casualties; at the Battle of Chancellorsville there were 24,000 casualties; at the Battle of Shiloh there were 23,746 casualties; at the Battle of Stones River there were 23,515 casualties; at the Battle of Antietam there were 22,717 casualties; at the Battle of Second Manassas there were 22,180 casualties; at the Battle of Vicksburg there were 19,233 casualties.

Virginia

April 17, 1861

Virginia decided to secede on April 17, 1861

Confederate Capital

May 1861

The most permanent capital of the Confederate States was in Richmond, Virginia in May 1861.

Arkansas

May 6, 1861

Arkansas decided to secede on May 6, 1861

North Carolina

May 20, 1861

North Carolina decided to secede on May 20, 1861

North Carolina

May 20, 1861

North Carolina decided to secede on May 20, 1861

Tennesse

June 8, 1861

Tennessee decided to secede on June 8, 1861.

Jefferson Davis

November 6, 1861

Jefferson Davis became the president of the Confederate States of America on November 6,1861. He had already been serving as the temporary president.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

-The battle was fought on Wednesday, September 17, 1862.
-It took place in Maryland near a town called Sharpsburg and Antietam Creek.
-The Union had a large advantage of 75,500 soldiers against 38,000 -Confederate soldiers.
-Antietam was the first major battle to take place in a Union state.
-The casualties from the battle was a combined 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.
-The leaders of the battle where General Robert E. Lee for the Confederacy and General George McClellan for the Union.
-Several generals from both sides died at Antietam.
-This the includes Union generals Joseph K. Mansfield, Israel B. Richardson, and Isaac P. Rodman.
-The Confederate generals who died include Lawrence O. Branch, and William E. Starke.

Union Capital

1863

The capital of the Union was in Washington D.C.

Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

On November 19, 1863 Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address.The battle of Gettysburg is known as the bloodiest single day battle.