Civil War Project


Mo. Compromise

March 3, 1820

It was criticized by many on both side but it kept the union together for 30 years until it was repealed by the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

Compromise of 1850


1850 Calhoun died, last words “The South! The South! Only God knows what will become of her!” President Taylor died that year.

Bleeding Kansas, John Brown’s Raid


Bleeding Kansas is the term used to describe the period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory. 1854 the Kansas-Nebraska Act overturned the Missouri Compromise. John Brown's Raid By early 1858, he had succeeded in enlisting a small “army” of insurrectionists whose mission was to foment rebellion among the slaves. In 1859, Brown and 21 of his followers attacked and occupied the federal arsenal in Harpers Ferry. Their goal was to capture supplies and use them to arm a slave rebellion. Brown was captured during the raid and later hanged, but not before becoming an anti-slavery icon.

Kansas Nebraska Act

May 30, 1854

The acts were about letting states choose if they were for or against slavery. The act was to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820.

Election of Lincoln

November 6, 1860

He was the 16th president with only 40% of the popular vote. He was in office from 1861-1865. He was also a Republican.

South Carolina Seceded

December 20, 1860

Secession of SC

December 20, 1860

South Carolina and the other states that seceded felt that President Lincoln was going to forget about state rights and remove the ability to own slaves

First Battle of Bull Run


In Manassas Junction, Virginia. This was the first major land battle of the civil war. Everyone thought that the southern soldiers were going to be running but instead, it was the Union troops.

Mississippi Seceded

January 9, 1861

Florida Seceded

January 10, 1861

Alabama Seceded

January 11, 1861

Georgia Seceded

January 19, 1861

Louisiana Seceded

January 26, 1861

Texas Seceded

February 1, 1861

Attack on Ft. Sumter

April 12 1861

It was near Charleston, South Carolina. It was where the first shots of the civil war took place.

Virginia Seceded

April 17, 1861

Arkansas Seceded

May 6, 1861

North Carolina Seceded

May 20, 1861

Tennessee Seceded

June 8, 1861

Battle of Gettysburg

June 30, 1862

General Lee sent his troops after the union soldiers straight through a rain of bullets. Rows after rows after rows of men fell to the ground dead and wounded. Even when they saw other soldiers fall to the ground they still went straight for the Union troops.

Fall of Richmond

August 29, 1862

The Confederates ended up winning. This was the first major battle in the Kentucky campaign.

Battle of Antietam

September 1862

A Confederate soldier lost Lee’s plans and a union soldier picked them up and brought them to General McClellan. Although McClellan had Lee’s battle plans he was slow to act. When the Union soldiers finally attacked they wiped out the whole main force at Antietam on September 17.

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

It was about that all slaves that were being held had to be let free.

Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

Lincoln said in his Gettysburg address that the civil war was a test on whether or not the democratic nation could survive. He said that their nation was founded on that “all men are created equal.” No one really paid attention to lincoln's speech.

Grant takes Command

March 1864

Ulysses S. Grant was put into command by Lincoln.

Fall of Atlanta

July 22, 1864

The Union ended up winning. General Sherman burnt most of the building even if they were military buildings or not.

Sherman’s March to the Sea

November 15, 1864

Union General William T. Sherman leads around 60,000 men or Soldiers on a 285-mile march. The march was to frighten Georgia's population in abandoning the Confederate cause. Sherman's men didn’t destroy any town but they stole food and livestock. They burned barns and houses of people who fought back.

Second Lincoln inaugural

March 4, 1865

Lincoln didn't give a happy uplifting speech instead he gave a sad depressing speech filling people with sadness.


April 9, 1865

at the Appomattox court house, the Confederate Robert E. Lee surrendered his army.

Lincoln assassinated

April 14, 1865

Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C. and he was killed with Philadelphia Deringer pistol; dagger