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    • Timeline of the Civil War
      By Yangho Cho, Eujene Yum, Jonathan Bai, and Yoon Kim
    • Denmark Vesey
      1822(made an enormous plan to end slavery and revolt, but failed due to betrayal of colleagues; 35 men including him were killed); Union.
    • Nat Turner
      1831 (He led the slave rebellion, was captured, and killed); Union
    • William Lloyd Garrison
      1831 ( Wrote the Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper); Union.
    • Henry Clay
      1850 ( He made the Great Compromise of 1850); Union
    • Harriet Beecher Stowe
      1852 (wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin); Union; her book led to the Civil War in a sense.
    • Stephen Douglas
      1854 (proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which provoked the Civil War); short; had many debates with Lincoln; Confederate.
    • John Brown
      1856 (Bleeding Kansas); he was hanged in 1859 because of another rebellion- raided the Harpers Ferry; Union.
    • Dred Scott
      1857 (Dred Scott vsSandford); Lost the lawsuit; Union.
    • Abraham Lincoln
      1861 early march (became president); reelected in 1865; Union
    • JeffersonDavis
      1861-1865 ( president of the Confederacy); Confederate.
    • Battle of Fort Sumter
      1861 April 12
      This battle marked the beginning of the Civil War, took place in South Carolina, and the Confederates won.
    • Stonewall Jackson
      1861 (He saved the Confederates from losing by maintaining his troops until reinforcement arrived); Confederate.
    • The First Battle of Bull Run/ First Battle of Manassas
      1861 July 21
      McDowell vs Stonewall Jackson; Although the Unions were winning, Jackson held his line until reinforcement came. The Confederates won.
    • Harriet Tubman
      Early 1862 (joined the Northern abolitionists); She hid slaves and led them to the North; Union.
    • Seven Day’s Battles
      1862 June 25-July 1
      McClellan vs Lee; takes place in Virginia; both sides have heavy casualties; The Confederates win.
    • The Second Battle of Bull Run
      1862 August 28-30
      John Pope vs Lee; More people killed than the first battle; The Confederates win.
    • Battle of Antietam
      1862 September 17
      McClellan vs Lee; fought in Maryland (one of the first battles fought in the North); Result not determined because both sides suffered terribly.
    • Battle of Fredericksburg
      1862 December 11-15
      Burnside vs Lee; Burnside plans to take the capitol, Richmond, but meets General Lee, and the Confederates win.
    • Frederick Douglas
      1863 (spoke to President Lincoln about black suffrage); Union.
    • Battle of Chancellorsville
      1863 April 30- May 6
      Hooker vs Lee; Stonewall Jackson died because his soldiers thought he was someone suspicious; Lee grieves over him, but still the Confederates win.
    • Ulysses S. Grant
      1863 ( he skillfully took over Vicksburg by cutting off the roads); the 18th president; Union.
    • Siege of Vicksburg
      1863 May18- July 4
      Grant vs Pemberton; One day before the end of the battle, General Lee surrenders at the Battle of Gettysburg; Unions win.
    • Robert Gould Shaw
      July 18th1863 (died in Fort Wagner); 1st Lieutenant of Second Massachusetts Infantry; supported idea of black soldiers; Union.
    • Robert E. Lee
      1861-1865 (He fought in the Civil War, had many wins, but lost a crucial battle- the Battle of Gettysburg); Confederate.
    • George Pickett 
      1863 (fought in the Battle of Gettysburg); famous for his Pickett’s Charge; Confederate.
    • Battle of Gettysburg
      1863 July 1-3
      Meade vs Lee; Took place in Pennsylvania; about 51,000 casualties; The loss of this war caused the Confederates to fight a losing battle. The Union wins.
    • Battle of Wilderness
      1864 May 5-7
      Grant vs Lee; Union lost 18,000, Confederates lost 11,000; Inconclusive result.
    • Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain
      1864 May 9
      Crooks vs Jenkins (dies); Union wins, and destroys one of the important railroads of South
    • Battle of Cold Harbor
      1864 May 31- June 12
      Grant vs Lee; takes place in Virgina; Lee’s last win in the war; Confederates win.
    • Sojourner Truth
      1864 October (She met President Lincoln); black spokeswoman; Union.
    • Battle of Wilmington
      1865 February 11-22
      Schofield vs Bragg; Confederates have to close its last port; Union wins.
    • Clara Barton
      1865 (Earned the title “Angel of the Battlefield”, looked for missing soldiers); Found the Red Cross; cured both Northerners and Southerners; Mostly Union, but partially neutral.
    • Battle of Petersburg
      1865 April 2
      Grant vs Lee; The siege on Petersburg ended when Grant captured it; Union wins.
    • Battle of Sayler’s Creek
      1865 April 6
      Sheridan vsEwell; takes place in Virginia; Ewell is captured; Union wins.
    • Battle of High Bridge
      1865 April 6-7
      Confederates tried to burn some bridges to stop the Union, but failed; takes place in Virginia; result undetermined.
    • Battle of Five Forks
      1865 April 1
      Sheridan vs Picket; General Lee retreats due to Picket’s loss; Union wins.
    • Battle of Appomattox Station
      1865 April 8
      Grant vs Lee; preparation for the next battle; lasted several hours; Union wins.
    • Battle of Appomattox Courthouse
      1865 April 9
      Grant vs Lee; final Civil War battle; takes place in Virginia; Lee surrenders; Union wins.
    • Battle of West Point
      1865 April 16
      Wilson vs Tyler; takes place in Georgia; Tyler dies; Union wins.
    • John Wilkes Booth
      April of 1865 (he assassinated President Lincoln); Confederate.