1. Timeline of the Civil War
By Yangho Cho, Eujene Yum, Jonathan Bai, and Yoon Kim
2. 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.
3. Nat Turner
1831 (He led the slave rebellion, was captured, and killed); Union
4. William Lloyd Garrison
1831 ( Wrote the Liberator, an abolitionist newspaper); Union.
5. Henry Clay
1850 ( He made the Great Compromise of 1850); Union
6. Harriet Beecher Stowe
1852 (wrote Uncle Tom’s Cabin); Union; her book led to the Civil
War in a sense.
7. Stephen Douglas
1854 (proposed the Kansas-Nebraska Act which provoked the Civil
War); short; had many debates with Lincoln; Confederate.
8. John Brown
1856 (Bleeding Kansas); he was hanged in 1859 because of
another rebellion- raided the Harpers Ferry; Union.
9. Dred Scott
1857 (Dred Scott vs Sandford); Lost the lawsuit; Union.
10. Abraham Lincoln
1861 early march (became president); reelected in 1865; Union
11. Jefferson Davis
1861-1865 ( president of the Confederacy); Confederate.
12. 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.
13. Stonewall Jackson
1861 (He saved the Confederates from losing by maintaining his
troops until reinforcement arrived); Confederate.
14. 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
15. Harriet Tubman
Early 1862 (joined the Northern abolitionists); She hid slaves and
led them to the North; Union.
16. Seven Day’s Battles
1862 June 25-July 1
McClellan vs Lee; takes place in Virginia; both sides have heavy
casualties; The Confederates win.
17. The Second Battle of Bull Run
1862 August 28-30
John Pope vs Lee; More people killed than the first battle; The
18. 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
19. 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.
20. Frederick Douglas
1863 (spoke to President Lincoln about black suffrage); Union.
21. 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
22. Ulysses S. Grant
1863 ( he skillfully took over Vicksburg by cutting off the roads); the 18th
23. 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.
24. Robert Gould Shaw
July 18th 1863 (died in Fort Wagner); 1st Lieutenant of Second
Massachusetts Infantry; supported idea of black soldiers; Union.
25. Robert E. Lee
1861-1865 (He fought in the Civil War, had many wins, but
lost a crucial battle- the Battle of Gettysburg); Confederate.
26. 1863 (fought in the Battle of Gettysburg); famous for his Pickett’s
27. 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
28. Battle of Wilderness
1864 May 5-7
Grant vs Lee; Union lost 18,000, Confederates lost 11,000;
29. Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain
1864 May 9
Crooks vs Jenkins (dies); Union wins, and destroys one of the important
railroads of South
30. Battle of Cold Harbor
1864 May 31- June 12
Grant vs Lee; takes place in Virgina; Lee’s last win in the war;
31. Sojourner Truth
1864 October (She met President Lincoln); black
32. Battle of Wilmington
1865 February 11-22
Schofield vs Bragg; Confederates have to close its last port; Union
33. 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.
34. Battle of Petersburg
1865 April 2
Grant vs Lee; The siege on Petersburg ended when Grant
captured it; Union wins.
35. Battle of Sayler’s Creek
1865 April 6
Sheridan vs Ewell; takes place in Virginia; Ewell is captured; Union wins.
36. 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.
37. Battle of Five Forks
1865 April 1
Sheridan vs Picket; General Lee retreats due to Picket’s loss; Union wins.
38. Battle of Appomattox Station
1865 April 8
Grant vs Lee; preparation for the next battle; lasted several hours;
39. Battle of Appomattox Courthouse
1865 April 9
Grant vs Lee; final Civil War battle; takes place in Virginia; Lee
surrenders; Union wins.
40. Battle of West Point
1865 April 16
Wilson vs Tyler; takes place in Georgia; Tyler dies; Union wins.
41. John Wilkes Booth
April of 1865 (he assassinated President Lincoln); Confederate.