battle of bull run

07/20/1861 - 07/21/1861

located manassas. VA.
frist major battle of the civil war
confederate victory

Merrimack vs Monitor

03/8/1862 - 03/9/1862

Inconclusive though the union suffered the most damage

battle of shiloh

4/6/1862 - 4/7/1862

union victory

Battle of Antietam

9/16/1862 - 9/17/1862

Tactically inconlusive strategic union victory

battle of fredericksburg

12/11/1862 - 12/15/1862

confederate victory

Emancipation Proclamation


frees slaves in confederate states only

battle of vicksburg

5/18/1863 - 7/4/1863

decisive union victory

battle of gettsburg

7/1/1863 - 7/3/1863

union victory

gettysburg address


The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, one of the best-known in American history. 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.

Proclamaation of Amnesty and Reconstruction

  1. pardon all confederate who will swear allegiance to the union
  2. High ranking confederate officials and those accused of crimes against P.O.W would be prosecuted
  3. States could rejion union when 10% of population took oath of allegiace... form new government and send reps to congress

re-election of Abraham Lincoln



4/8/1865 - 4/9/1865

decisive union victory surrender of the army of northern virginia

Assassination of abraham Lincoln


The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday, 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, 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.