The American Civil War

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The American Civil War Began

1861

Confederate forces fired up Fort Sumter

April 1861

Union siege of Vicksburg split the Confederacy in two at the Mississippi River

1862

Confederate retreat at the Battle of Antietam

1862

Emancipation Proclamation

1862

Chancellorsville

1863

General Hooker is defeated by Lee but Jackson was accidentally shot my one of his men and killed.

The Battle of Gettysburg

July 1863

Battle of Chattanooga

November 1863

General Sherman destroys Atlanta

September 1864

General Sherman destroys Atlanta & then sends troops on 300 mile march to the sea. The destruction...Railroads torn, buildings destroyed, & crops burned.

The surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

April 1865