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  • The Attack on Fort Sumter April 1861
  • SEIZE THE FORT!!!
  • The Battle of Antietam September 1862
  • CHARGE!!!
  • The Battle of Gettysburg July 1863
  • The president had to make a decision on whether to let the confederates leave the union or force them to stay. In the end, he was forced to make a choice when confederates attacked Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. This started the Civil War.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation  January 1863
  •     Four score and seven years ago...
  • Union Troops stumbled upon General Lee's plans. The union use the plans to attack, but no one was gaining grounds. It was a very bloody battle. Lee withdrew to Virginia, but the general didn't follow, missing a opportunity. Even though it was a union victory, Lincoln still fired him. 
  • Appomattox Court House April 1865
  • Lee's men had stumbled on Union troops in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Union troops gained the higher ground. The confederate retreated, but there was no union counterattack. The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. This battle inspired great heroes like William Carney in the Civil War..
  • Assassination of Lincoln April 1865
  • On September 22, after the victory at Antietam, he issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that as January 1, 1863 all slaves in rebellious states are declared free. 
  • Lee and his army was trapped near a small town in Virginia. His numbers were too small to continue fighting. Ulysses G. Grant(the union general) led the troops. On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered. 
  • Five days after General Lee surrendered , the president was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. This took a huge toll on the U.S and started the Reconstruction Era. 
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