This battle was the start of the Civil War. The South Carolina militia attacked Ft. Sumter, which caused Major Robert Anderson to surrender.
The battle of Antietam
September 17, 1862
A one day battle where over 23,000 men died. It is known as the bloodiest day in American History. It was a Union win, which caused Abraham Lincoln to create the Emancipation Proclamation.
January 1, 1863
The Proclamation turned the war into a war about slavery. It gave the slaves a reason to hope again, and the Union army moral support.
siege of vicksburg
May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863
It was a victory for the union that gained them control over the Mississippi river It was a major turning point for the union in the Civil War.
battle of gettysburg
July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863
A 3 day battle where over 50,000 men died. This makes it one of the bloodiest battle in the Civil War. The battle was a union victory.
November 19, 1863
Abraham Lincoln gave the speech at the Union crematory, to honor the soldiers who have died in the civil war.
Surrender at Appomattox
April 9, 1865
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army over to the union. The surrender only lasted a couple of hours, and it ended the civil war. Some of the Union soldiers took the furniture that the generals were sitting in to remember the moment.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
April 15, 1865
At Petersen House, Washington, D.C, Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. It all happened while Abraham Lincoln was at Ford's Theater watching a play.