The Civil War

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Lincolns announcement

january 1836

the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves but they were not treated equal

slaves freed

january 1836

the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves but they were not treated equal

the south secedes

January, 1861 - april 1865

Lincoln is perceved as a threat and one by one the southern states secede

the first battle of bull run

july 1861

southern victory

The moniter

march 1862

an iron-clad ship designed to decrease norths navel advantage, fought Virginia to a draw, but the south lost 2 wooden ships

antietam

September 1862 - October 1862

photographers were able to capture

layer 2

lincolns announcement

january 1863

the emancipation proclamation freed the slaves but they were not treated equal

a change of plans

june 1863 - july 1863

general lee defeats union forces then moves on to pensilvainia

the battle of spotsylvania

may 1864

grant attacked lee and they fought for five days

a close call

july 1864

early got within 5 miles of Washington dc but was driven back to virginia

the fall of the confederacy

january 1865

Transportation problems and successful blockades caused severe shortages of food and supplies in the South. Starving soldiers began to desert Lee's forces

the surrender

april 1865

the end of the civil war