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Battle of Bull Run

7/21/1861

Date July 21, 1861 (1861-07-21)
Location Fairfax County and Prince William County, Virginia
Result Confederate victory

Belligerents
United States (Union) Confederate States
Commanders and leaders
Irvin McDowell
Robert Patterson Joseph E. Johnston
P. G. T. Beauregard
Strength
28–35,000 (18,000 engaged)[1] 32–34,000 (18,000 engaged)[1]
Casualties and losses
2,896
(460 killed
1,124 wounded
1,312 captured/missing)[2] 1,982
(387 killed
1,582 wounded
13 missing)

Naval Action merrimack VS Monitor

3/9/1862

Franklin Buchanan
Louis M. Goldsbrough
Off sewells paint Hamptons Road V.
261 killed 108 wonded 1 frigrate sunk

Battle of Shiloh

4/6/1862

Albert Sidney Johnson
Ulyssess Grant
Hardin County
13,047
1,754 killed
8,408 wounded
2,850 missing

Battle Of Antietam

9/17/1862

Robert E Lee
George B. Mcdelan
Washington County
12,401 - 10,316
2,108 killed
9,540 wounded
753 capture

Emancipation Proclamation

01/01/1863

Frees slaves in Confederate States ONLY.

Gettysburg Adress

11/19/1863

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history.[1] It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

12/10/1863
  1. Pardon all confederates who will swear allegiance to the Union.
  2. High ranking Confederate Officals and those accused of crimes against the P.O.W would be prosecuted.
  3. States could rejoin Union when 10% of population took oath of allegiance... form new government and send reps to Congress.

RE-election of Abraham Lincoln

11/08/1864

The United States presidential election of 1864 was the 20th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 8, 1864. Abraham Lincoln was re-elected as president. Since the election of 1860, the Electoral College had expanded with the admission of Kansas, West Virginia, and Nevada as free-soil states, but the electoral process was entirely disrupted by the American Civil War. No electoral votes were counted from all eleven Southern states, but elections were held in the Union-occupied states of Louisiana and Tennessee.[1]

Lincoln ran as the Republican nominee against Democratic candidate George B. McClellan, who ran as the "peace candidate" without personally believing in his party's platform. A group of Republican dissidents nominated John C. Frémont, who later withdrew and endorsed Lincoln. In the Border States, War Democrats joined with Republicans as the National Union Party, with Lincoln at the head of the ticket.[2]

On November 8, Lincoln won by more than 400,000 popular votes on the strength of the soldier vote and military successes such as the Battle of Atlanta.[3] Lincoln was the first president to be re-elected since Andrew Jackson in 1832.

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

04/14/1965

The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday,[1] April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close. The assassination occurred five days after the commander of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee, surrendered to Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army of the Potomac. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated,[2] though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson 30 years before in 1835. The assassination was planned and carried out by the well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth, as part of a larger conspiracy in a bid to revive the Confederate cause