Major Events of the Civil War
The Supreme Court decided that Dred Scott was just property, therefore he had no right to take a case to court.
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.
South Carolina seceded when Abraham Lincoln became president because they feared he would abolish slavery.
The states that made up the Confederacy were South Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
On April 12, 1861, the Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter. This was a starting point to the Civil War.
The Battle of First Bull Run was fought in Prince William County, Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C.
The Union troops were led by Major General Ulysses S. Grant and General George H. Thomas. The Confederate troops were under the command of General Braxton Bragg and Lieutenant General William Hardee.
The Second Battle of Bull Run was much larger than the Battle of First Bull Run.
The Union fought with approximately 75,500 soldiers and the Confederacy fought with only 38,000 soldiers.
The Emancipation Proclamation stated that if the Union won the war, slavery would be abolished.
The Confederates were confident they would win the battle because Robert E. Lee had just led his army to victory at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia in May.
The fall of Richmond was a Union victory.
On April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his approximately 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. This was one of the last battles of the war.
John Wilkes Booth killed President Abraham Lincoln during a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C.