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Information from thehistoryplace.com, PBS, TheAmerican Nation textbook, and historychannel.com
Ft.    • After the           Revolution, U.S.Sumter     beefed up           security along the           coast by building...
• When SC seceded, SC  believed that any previous  government holdings  should belong to SC.
S.C. tried to negotiate w/U.S.,but getting nowhere w/ that, they surrounded the harbor and the    fort w/ men and artiller...
• Confederate            Pres. Davis            got word that            U.S. Pres.            Lincoln was            send...
Beauregard began about 4:30       A.M., April 12, 1861.• 34 hours  later,  Anderson  and his men  surrendered  the fort.
Days later…• Virginia  seceded.• Lincoln  blockaded  southern  ports.
Weeks later…• Ark., Tenn., and N. Carolina seceded,  making 11 CSA(Confederate) states.
• July 4,  1861,  Lincoln  called for  500,000  Union  recruits.
July 21, 1861…about 25  miles from Washington, D.C.• Stonewall Jackson  got his nickname  helping Johnston  defeat McDowel...
• Lincoln  replaced  McDowell w/  McClellan,  making him  Commander of  the Potomac,  and later, all  Union forces.
• “Unconditional     Feb. 1862  Surrender” Grant  won battles @ Fort  Henry and Fort  Donelson, leaving  the TN River and ...
March 1862-• The South rebuilt     Hampton  USS Merrimack as      Rds.,VA  ironclad CSS  Virginia. She sank  2 ships,  the...
March 8-9,  1862PeninsularCampaign     • McClellan              went from              Washington              down the   ...
• April 6-7,1862 Grant surprised  @Shiloh,TN Casualties :  13,000/10,000 More than in all  previous wars combined!
• Union Navy’s      April 24,  officer Farragut   1862  took New Orleans.  His famous quote  later in the war:  “Damn the ...
May 31, 1862• Battle of 7 Pines• CSA Gen. Johnston attacked  McClelland close to Richmond.  Johnston wounded.
June 1, 1862• Robert E.  Lee became  the General  of the “Army  of Northern  Virginia.”
June • 7 Days Battles25- July1, 1862  • CSA GeneralLee        drove McClellan        back toward        Washington
August 29-30, 18622 Battle of Bull Run nd
• CSA had 20,000 fewer men, Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet sent Pope’s Union troops back to Washington.
• Lincoln  relieved  Union  General Pope  of his  command.
September 17,1862       Antietam, Maryland• Lee with  50,000  pushed  northward.• McClellan  cut him off  with 90,000.
Antietam -The bloodiest battle• Over 26,000 casualties.   Lee  went back to VA.
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Civil war battles vol 1

  1. 1. Information from thehistoryplace.com, PBS, TheAmerican Nation textbook, and historychannel.com
  2. 2. Ft. • After the Revolution, U.S.Sumter beefed up security along the coast by building forts, like Ft. Sumter, off the shore of Charleston, SC.
  3. 3. • When SC seceded, SC believed that any previous government holdings should belong to SC.
  4. 4. S.C. tried to negotiate w/U.S.,but getting nowhere w/ that, they surrounded the harbor and the fort w/ men and artillery. U.S. Maj. Robert Anderson had only 88 men and enough rations for a couple of weeks. Gen. Beauregard waited.
  5. 5. • Confederate Pres. Davis got word that U.S. Pres. Lincoln was sending reinforcements to the fort, soLincoln he ordered Davis Beauregard to attack the fort.
  6. 6. Beauregard began about 4:30 A.M., April 12, 1861.• 34 hours later, Anderson and his men surrendered the fort.
  7. 7. Days later…• Virginia seceded.• Lincoln blockaded southern ports.
  8. 8. Weeks later…• Ark., Tenn., and N. Carolina seceded, making 11 CSA(Confederate) states.
  9. 9. • July 4, 1861, Lincoln called for 500,000 Union recruits.
  10. 10. July 21, 1861…about 25 miles from Washington, D.C.• Stonewall Jackson got his nickname helping Johnston defeat McDowell @ Bull Run. Lincoln saw the South as a tough opponent.
  11. 11. • Lincoln replaced McDowell w/ McClellan, making him Commander of the Potomac, and later, all Union forces.
  12. 12. • “Unconditional Feb. 1862 Surrender” Grant won battles @ Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, leaving the TN River and Nashville in Union hands.
  13. 13. March 1862-• The South rebuilt Hampton USS Merrimack as Rds.,VA ironclad CSS Virginia. She sank 2 ships, then tied w/ the ironclad Monitor.
  14. 14. March 8-9, 1862PeninsularCampaign • McClellan went from Washington down the Potomac toward Richmond, VA (CSA capital).
  15. 15. • April 6-7,1862 Grant surprised @Shiloh,TN Casualties : 13,000/10,000 More than in all previous wars combined!
  16. 16. • Union Navy’s April 24, officer Farragut 1862 took New Orleans. His famous quote later in the war: “Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!”
  17. 17. May 31, 1862• Battle of 7 Pines• CSA Gen. Johnston attacked McClelland close to Richmond. Johnston wounded.
  18. 18. June 1, 1862• Robert E. Lee became the General of the “Army of Northern Virginia.”
  19. 19. June • 7 Days Battles25- July1, 1862 • CSA GeneralLee drove McClellan back toward Washington
  20. 20. August 29-30, 18622 Battle of Bull Run nd
  21. 21. • CSA had 20,000 fewer men, Stonewall Jackson and James Longstreet sent Pope’s Union troops back to Washington.
  22. 22. • Lincoln relieved Union General Pope of his command.
  23. 23. September 17,1862 Antietam, Maryland• Lee with 50,000 pushed northward.• McClellan cut him off with 90,000.
  24. 24. Antietam -The bloodiest battle• Over 26,000 casualties. Lee went back to VA.

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