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Civil War Timeline - School Essays

Civil War Timeline


Fort Sumter Attacked
April 12, 1861 - At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard
open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
The Civil War begins.

April 14, 1861. - Fort Sumter after its capture, showing damage from the
Rebel bombardment of over 3000 shells and now flying the Rebel "Stars and
Bars"

April 17, 1861 - Virginia secedes from the Union, followed within five
weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus forming an eleven
state Confederacy with a population of 9 million, including nearly 4
million slaves. The Union will soon have 21 states and a population of over
20 million.

First Bull Run

July 21, 1861 - The Union Army under ...

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at Shiloh on the Tennessee River results in a bitter
struggle with 13,000 Union killed and wounded and 10,000 Confederates, more
men than in all previous American wars combined. The president is then
pressured to relieve Grant but resists. "I can't spare this man; he
fights," Lincoln says.

April 24, 1862 - 17 Union ships under the command of Flag Officer David
Farragut move up the Mississippi River then take New Orleans, the South's
greatest seaport. Later in the war, sailing through a Rebel mine field
Farragut utters the famous phrase "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

June 25-July 1 - The Seven Days Battles as Lee attacks McClellan near
Richmond, resulting in very heavy losses for both armies. McClellan then
begins a withdrawal back toward Washington.

Second Battle of Bull Run

Aug 29/30, 1862 - 75,000 Federals under Gen. John Pope are defeated by
55,000 Confederates under Gen. Stonewall Jackson and Gen. James Longstreet
at the second battle of Bull Run in northern ...

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on well entrenched Rebels on Marye's Heights. "We might as
well have tried to take hell," a Union soldier remarks. Confederate losses
are 5,309.

Jan 29, 1863 - Gen. Grant is placed in command of the Army of the West,
with orders to capture Vicksburg.

Chancellorsville

May 1-4, 1863 - The Union Army under Gen. Hooker is decisively defeated by
Lee's much smaller forces at the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia as
a result of Lee's brilliant and daring tactics. Confederate Gen. Stonewall
Jackson is mortally wounded by his own soldiers. Hooker retreats. Union
losses are 17,000 killed, wounded and missing out of 130,000. The
Confederates, 13, 000 out of 60,000.

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