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SS CIVIL WAR TIME line
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Fort Sumter April 12, 1861 Fort Sumter was the first battle of the Civil War. After the Secession, the confederate commanded the surrender of Fort Summer.But the Union commander demanded not to surrender and wait for reinforcements Outcome: Confederate Victory-No Casualties Significance: 1st Battle of the civil war Lincoln's call to arms raised75,000 Several more southern states seceded
Emancipation Proclamation September 22, 1862 Abraham did not like the idea of slaves.So Abraham Lincon declared that all slaves in states of rebellion to be freed on January 1, 1863. Some slaves were not as lucky in the states by the borders that remained in the union or in the states of the Confederate states. Outcome: Only a few slaves were freed-immediate effect because Confederate States did not act on Lincoln’s order
Gettysburg Address November 19, 1863 The main reason we had the Gettysburg Address was to Honor the dead and to rededicate the living to the war effort in order to. It recalled the principles of human equality in the Declaration of Independence. Highlighted the fact that liberty and equality were the core components for the emancipation of America. The Civil War was a struggle for freedom for all and to create a unified nation The government should be “of the people, by the people, and for the people."
Appomattox Court House April 9, 1865 The Appomattox Court House happened after 4 years of Civil War. There were approximately 630,000 deaths and over 1 million casualties. General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant of the Union Army effectively ending the Civil War. Outcome: Union victory; Grant offered very generous surrender terms Grant took no prisoners Secured the ‘word or honor’ that released officers and men would not take up arms Officers were permitt
Lincoln's Assassination April 15, 1865 Abraham Lincoln was attending a play named 'Our American Cousin" At Fords Theatre in Washington D.C . This was Just a few days after Lees Surrender. Abraham was soon shot by John Wilkes A pro-secessionist actor. Outcome: Four co-conspirators (including one woman) were hanged after being found guilty of plotting to assassinate President Lincoln. Significance: It was the death of our president Abraham Lincoln.
Battle of Gettysburg July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863 The Confederates were convinced that an invasion and victory in the North would encourage foreign nations to recognize the Confederacy and would support peace movements in the North. General Lee invaded the North and was met by the Union Army at Gettysburg PA. Soon After 3 days of bloody fighting, Lee’s Army retreated in defeat Outcome: Union victory, estimated casualties – 51,000 total (23,000 Union; 28,000 CSA) Significance: The turning point in the wa
Vicksburg July 4, 1863 The Siege of Vicksburg is located in Mississippi.Because of the Union naval blockade of Southern ports, Confederate cotton had to be shipped across the Mississippi River, through Louisiana and Texas and out of Mexico to sell to European markets. Vicksburg, a Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi fell to the Union. Outcome: Union victory, casualties 19,233 total (10,142 Union; 9,091 CSA) Significance: Split the Confederacy in half and cut off cotton sales to foreign markets Tid
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