The Army of Tennessee gave up on April 18, Later, the president relieves Gen. Confederates pass through York and reach the bridge over the Susquehanna River at Columbia, but Union militia set fire to the bridge, denying access to the east shore.
After several hours of fierce fighting, Hood withdrew back to his own defensive works. Stonewall Jackson is mortally wounded by his own soldiers. Secession When Lincoln was elected, many of the southern states decided they no longer wanted to be a part of the United States.
August 21, Sacking of Lawrence, Kansas. There are 31 total events. Astonished by how events were unfolding, Lincoln makes an address to the Congress requesting for a Union army to be enlisted.
In this war, the Union forces lost more than 26, men. Applauded by many abolitionists including Frederick Douglassthere are others who feel it does not go far enough to totally abolish slavery. These advantages made the United States much more powerful than the Confederate States.
While the North no longer needed slaves, the South relied heavily upon slaves for their way of life. Starting Junethe Confederate army is engaged in a seven day battle that would see him withdraw towards the North.
May 10, Opponents: Quantrill and pro-slavery followers raid the town and butcher boys and men.
Stonewall Jackson got his nickname and requires students to think of how characters in literature, sports, or in their own lives got their nicknames. McClellan then begins a withdrawal back toward Washington. Some of these links are broken, but there is still a lot of great information!
NovemberThe Battle for Chattanooga. Engraving of the Battle The Monitor at dock, showing damage from the battle. Includes historical images, music and links to additional resources.
American Slave Narratives includes extensive firsthand accounts of slavery from over 10 former slaves. Slavery from Multiple Perspectives — This chart will help students analyze the institution of slavery in its meaning and implications from five different perspectives Confederate, Union, and Border States Map — This map allows students to color in Confederate, Union, and Border States and to make a key indicating the colors of each.
President Lincoln temporarily relieves McClellan as general-in-chief and takes direct command of the Union Armies. He narrowly won re-election in against opponents who wanted to sign a peace treaty with the southern states.
Despite several attempts to disrupt the Union advance in the coming weeks, the battle for control of the Shenandoah Valley is over. However, the Confederates were fighting defensively and their soldiers and generals frequently proved to be more skilled than their northern counterparts, allowing them to mount a stubborn resistance to the United States.
November 27 to December 3, Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Includes photo galleries, speeches, and genealogy, and special information for students. In Sept 17th, the Union forces face the bloodiest war in the Battle of Antietam. Abraham Lincoln won the election but he was lost from all the states in the south where slavery was widespread.From this time on, the civil war became a war against slavery.
For the next one year, the war would still ravage on leaving scores dead, thousands of casualties and millions worth of property destroyed.
History >> Civil War There are many causes that led to the American Civil War. While slavery is generally cited as the main cause for the war, other political and cultural differences between the North and the South certainly contributed.
American Civil War Photographs - sort from many online photographs, and pick one or more to write a newspaper article based on what you see and guess Photojournalism, A record of war - analyze how and why the American Civil War was photographed.
Civil War Calendar – This is an activity that requires students to research important events of the Civil War and to identify the day each occurred (for posting on the calendar). There are 31 total events.
The Civil War was the deadliest war in American history. Oversoldiers died in the war. The fighting started at Fort Sumter in South Carolina on April 12, The Civil War begins.
Fort Sumter after its capture, showing damage from the Rebel bombardment of over shells and now flying the Rebel "Stars and Bars" - April 14, April 15, - President Lincoln issues a Proclamation calling for 75, militiamen, and summoning a special session of Congress for July 4.Download