The Civil War: 1861-1865

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1. 1861

1.1. When President Abraham Lincoln announced plans to resupply the fort, Confederate General Beauregard bombarded Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861, kicking off the Battle of Fort Sumter. After a 34-hour exchange of artillery fire, Anderson and 86 soldiers surrendered the fort on April 13

1.2. The Confederacy beats the Union at the Battle of Bull Run

1.3. Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the 16th president and calls for 75,000 militia two stop rebelling

2. 1862

2.1. Union defeats Confederacy at Shiloh

2.2. Union defeats the Confederacy at Antietam

2.3. Jefferson Davis inaugurated as the Confederate President

2.4. At The Battle of Seven Pines, General Joseph Johnston, commander of the Confederate army in Virginia is wounded and replaced by Robert E. Lee

2.5. The union was defeated at the second bull run and Battle of Fredericksburg

3. 1863

3.1. Union defeats Confederacy at the Battle of Vicksburg and the Battle of Gettysburg

3.2. Emancipation Proclamation goes into effect

3.3. Lincoln delivers 3-minute Gettysberg Address

3.4. Conscription begins in the North

3.5. Stonewall Jackson dies at the Battle of Chancellorsville

3.6. Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee

4. 1864

4.1. 109 Union officers escape from Libby Prison

4.2. Union capture and occupy Meridian, Mississippi

4.3. First successful submarine attack of the civil war

4.4. Ulysses S. Grant appointed Lieutenant General

4.5. Capture of Fort Pillow by Confederacy

4.6. Lincoln nominated for second term and reelected

4.7. Sherman begins the march to the sea

5. 1865

5.1. Capture of Fort Fisher in Wilmington, NC

5.2. Lincoln inaugurated for a second term

5.3. Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

5.4. Battle of Appomattox Court House and surrender

5.5. Final Battle Occurs in Texas

5.6. The Civil War ends.

6. Deadliest War in American history

6.1. 210,000 soldiers killed in action and 625,000 total dead.

7. The Union Army had 2,100,000 soldiers whereas the Confederate army had 1,064,000 soldiers.

8. 9 million people lived in the Southern states, 3.4 million being slaves

9. Main Causes

9.1. Economic and social differences between the North and the South..

9.2. Differentiation between states versus federal rights.

9.3. The fight between Slave and Non-Slave State Proponents and the growth of the Abolition Movement.

9.4. The election of Abraham Lincoln.

10. Dysentery killed about 45,000 Union soldiers and 50,000 Confederates