Presentation on theme: "American Civil War Timeline. Lincoln’s Inauguration South fears a Northern Conspiracy Secession- Confederate States of America is formed!"— Presentation transcript:
American Civil War Timeline
Lincoln’s Inauguration South fears a Northern Conspiracy Secession- Confederate States of America is formed!
Attack on Fort Sumter Confederate Victory Lincoln declares will not use force unless fired upon… Confederates storm and take over arsenal. Shots fired, but no one is killed. 1 st battle of the Civil War
Battle of Bull Run Confederate Victory People set up blankets and picnics to watch… until people started getting killed! Union retreats after hearing the “REBEL YELL”“REBEL YELL”
Battle of Shiloh Union Victory Back and forth fighting Union finally gains control over the Mississippi River- Anaconda Plan How did control over the Mississippi demonstrate the Divide and Conquer strategy?
Battle of Antietam Bloodiest Battle of the War! Union Victory Union soldiers find Gen. Lee’s plans in a battlefield in Maryland.. We knew their every move!!
Battle of Gettysburg Union Victory – Pickett’s Charge Rebels are caught off guard raiding a town for shoes Confederate’ make major mistake- Pickett’s Charge – Walk their men into certain death March 14,000 men towards Union forces in open field, “It’s all my fault”
Sherman’s “March to the Sea” Union Victory – A Christmas present for Mr. Lincoln” Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s strategy of TOTAL WAR – “we are not only fighting against a hostile army, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor feel the hard hand of war” – Burn down and destroy EVERYTHING!!!
Sherman’s March to the Sea Total War
Surrender at Appomattox Lee/Confederates Surrender – “I would rather die a thousand deaths” Very generous terms Union is preserved…now what?