Civil War Timeline

Civil War Timeline
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  • Battle of Fort Sumter
  • First Battle of Bull Run (First Battle of Manassas)
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  • Battle of Glorieta Pass
  • Some Confederates were mad with Lincoln's election and took over forts around the nation to test his vow. Fort Sumter was running out of supplies and needed Lincoln to send more Lincoln sent it and told the Confederates that they won’t harm them as long as they don't either and left the whole war up to them. They attacked and that’s when the war started. 
  • Battle Of Antietam
  • General Irvin McDowell marched out of Washington to attack the Confederate army of North Virginia at the creek, Bull Run. Many citizens watched in hope this would be the only battle of the war. The war was brutal and bad due to the new soldiers and their lack in listening and carrying out orders. But the Union was able to force the Confederacy to retreat
  • Siege of Vicksburg
  • The Confederacy took advantage of the Union fighting in the east and teamed up with a part of New Mexico and went to battle with California and Colorado territory. Commander Col John Slough and Maj John Chivington engaged the army at Glorieta Pass. It took three days for the Confederacy to force the Union to retreat After the retreat, some Union troops snuck into the supply wagons and looted and killed the animals, leaving the confederacy without food and supplies
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House
  • General Robert Lee plans to go to Pennsylvania and the border of Maryland to cut of the railway leading to Washington. Lee divides his army into four to conquer and meet back up at Boonsborough. As General McClellan from the Union pursued close behind, he was able to find Lee’s marching plans in an abandoned Confederate camp. The battle that endured was the bloodiest single day of fighting in American history. The battle turned to be a draw and Lee retreated back to Virginia.
  • When general Lee left to go north to attack Gettysburg, Grant had stayed put to keep pressure on Vicksburg. His attempts to move on Vicksburg had not been successful but he had another plan. He planned to cross down the western side of the river, cross the Mississippi and attack Vicksburg. The Union army along with naval forces cleared their way to attack Vicksburg. When they got there, the army surrounded the town and kept there till the army and the people surrendered.
  • After Lee had surrendered his troops to general Grant, he planned on meeting with reinforcements in North Carolina but the defeat at Appomattox Court House effectively put the Civil war to an end
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