Civil War


Union Blockade

1861 - 1865

The north blocked off all port to prevent south from getting supplies.

Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861

This began the Civil War


April 17, 1861 - May 22, 1861

Virginia seceded first and within 5 weeks so had Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

Southern Blockade

April 19, 1861

President Lincoln issues a Proclamation of Blockade against Southern ports

Seven Day Battles

June 25, 1862 - July 1, 1862

The Seven Days Battles as Lee attacks McClellan near Richmond, resulting in very heavy losses for both armies. McClellan then begins a withdrawal back toward Washington.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

The bloodiest day in U.S. military history as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Armies are stopped at Antietam in Maryland by McClellan and numerically superior Union forces.

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

The tide of war turns against the South as the Confederates are defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

President Lincoln delivers a two minute Gettysburg Address at a ceremony dedicating the Battlefield as a National Cemetery.

Sherman's March to the sea

November 15, 1864 - December 21, 1864

Set Atlanta on fire and completely destroyed the city.

Civil war ended

May 13, 1865