The Battle of Bull Run / The First Manassas 1861 This is the first battle of Bull Run. The Union General Erwin Mcdell took 35,000 troops and they marched from Washington D.C. to the Confederate capital Richmond. When the Union arrived near a river called Bull Run there were 30,000 confederate troops waiting for the Union across the river. The battle was messy and unorganized, it was a Confederate win.
The Battle of Antietam 1862 This was the most bloody day in American history. Confederate General Robert E. Lee took his men and headed to the north trying to get a victory but Union general Burnside finds out Lee's plans and meets Lee and his men at a cornfield and start battling. After the battle 23,000 men, total were dead or missing. It was a victory for the North after the loss of the 1st Manassas.
Emancipation Proclamation January 1, 1863 On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation this freed the slaves in the southern states. Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation after the Union victory of the Battle of Antietam.
The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 Robert E. Lee was going to try to attack as many military bases of the Union's as he can. Lee took 60,000 men to fight. Also most of the battles have been in the South so Lee wanted to attack in the North. In Gettysburg The confederates met up with the Union and started fighting, soon when both generals found out they meet up both sides sent back up. Lee eventualy surrendered and the battle of Gettysburg was a Union victory.
Surrender At Appomattox Courthouse 1865 Robert E. Lee met with Ulyssus S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse to surrender. This is the end of the U.S. Civil War. Soon slaves will be free all over the U.S.
All these events are all connected. All these events had impacts on eachother. Bull Run was the first official battle of the war and it was a confederate victory . That told the Union this war was going to be harder than they were thinking. Then the battle of Antietam caused the Emancipation proclamation becuase the battle of Antietam was a Union victory leading to what Abraham Lincoln was waiting for. The Emancipaction Proclamation caused the battle of Gettysburg because Lee knew the war was coming to an end so he tried to attack as many Union military bases giving his last effort to win. But after the Union victory of the battle of Gettysburg Lee knew he couldn't win so he meet up with Grant and he surrendered. This is how most of the events of the Civil War are connected and how they caused the following events.