The American Civil War
A detailed and Impeccable Pictorial Timeline by Eric Chung, Tony Maingi
and Vienna Kim. :)
She was known as “Moses” and after escaping slavery took great action to free
other slaves. Tubman felt that a Union victory would assisst in the freedom of
slaves. She served the Union army as a cook and nurse, and later a spy.
Saw the Civil War as an inevitable result of man’s inhumanity
and a necessary step to break the bonds of slavery.
He was sued for self-proclaiming his freedom once he had entered
a slave-free state. The Dred Scott vs. Sandford case increased
tension between the North and the South.
An Abolitionist that took drastic action to free slaves.
Convicted of treason, conspiracy and murder.
President during the time of the Civil war (16th)
Handled both political and military aspects of war
Provisional President of the Confederate States of America. He
was responsible for calling up the forces of the Confederate
states and recruiting Robert E. Lee.
First Battle of Bull Run
July 16th, 1861
Due to the persistance of “Stonewall” Jackson, the
Confederates were victorious.
Robert E. Lee
The best known general of the Confederate states, he won multiple
victories for the Confederacy and took initiative and action with
any plan he came up with. He eventually surrendered to Ulysses
George B. McClellan
Was a shrewd and excellent planner, but proved to be poor at
executing his plans. Was ﬁred and rehired by Abraham Lincoln.
Assissted Robert E. Lee in the defense of Richmond, resisted 16,000
with his 2,200 at the Second Battle of Petersburg, and led the attack
on Fort Sumter, along with a great many other achievements.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Served under Ulysses S. Grant and was known for his scorched-
earth policies and execution of total war.
Jubal A. Early
Led brigade at First Battle of Bull Run. He fought at the Second
Battle of Bull Run, Fredericksburg, Chancellorville and in
multiple other battles.
Stephen Russell Mallory
Served as Confederate Secretary for the navy. He was noted for
Established an agency to obtain and distribute supplies to
wounded soldiers. She sent supplies to both Northen and
Henry Wager Halleck
His reputation as a military scholar and recommendation by Winﬁeld Scott earned him
the rank of major general in the regular army. He was assigned to command the
Department of the Missouri.
Battle of Monitor and Merrimac
aka. The Battle of Hampton Roads
March 9th, 1862
Location: Virginian Coast
Nicknamed after his bravery in standing put at the First Battle of
Bull Run. Known as an outstanding leader and clever tactician.
He died in an accident at Chancellorville.
March~May 31st, 1862
Battle of Shiloh
April 6~7, 1862
Tennessee and Mississippi Border
Union won; huge losses on both sides.
Battle of Fort Pulaski
April 10th, 1862
The Battle of Seven Pines
May 31st, 1862
Northern victory, but took heavy casualties.
Ulysses S. Grant
Took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson.
Fought at Shiloh and broke the Confederate hold on Chattnooga.
General George B. Hood
Was known for being aggressive in battle, and was promoted to
Major General, given division command under Longstreet.
The Seven Days Battle
June 25~July 1st 1862
Henrico Country, Virginia
Battle of Antietam
One of the most bloodiest battles
General George Meade
Was assigned to command the Army of the Potomac. He is best
known for defeating Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the
Battle of Gettysburg.
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 13th, 1862
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 1st, 1863
The Battle of Gettysburg
July 1st~4th, 1963
Bloodiest battle of all and turning point in
Battle of Chickmauga
September 19th~20th 1863
Confederate win and most signiﬁcant defeat for the Union.
Battle of Chattanooga
November 23rd~25th, 1863
Siege of Knoxville
November 29th, 1863
Union Victory; Siege failed.
General Philip Sheridan
Fought well at Perryville and Murfreesboro, but his
army was swept from the ﬁeld at Chickamauga.
Battle of Spotsylvania
May 8th~12th, 1864
Spotsylvania Court House
Grant was persistant, despite the many deaths.
Battle of Cold Harbour
June 3rd, 1864
Siege of Petersburg
June 18th, 1864
Sherman at Sea
The Confederates surrendered to the Union.
John Wilkes Booth
Shot Abraham Lincoln, April 14th, 1965.