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Transcript of THE CIVIL WAR

Civil War 1860
November 6, 1860
- Abraham Lincoln, who had declared "Government cannot endure permanently half slave, half free..." is elected president, the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes and 40 percent of the popular vote.
The Civil War (1860-1865)
By: Joe, Bahadeen, Khawlan,and Ali

Civil War 1861
-April 12th 1861 confederate soldiers opened fire with 50 cannons on
Fort Sumter
in Charleston South Carolina.
(This was the start of the war)
Civil War 1861
-President Lincoln held a meeting with
Robert E. Lee
, and asked him if he would like to command the union,but lee did not accept, and later went on to
command the confederacy.

-"I cannot raise my hand against my birthplace, my home, my children."
Civil War 1861
-April 17, 1861 - Virginia secedes from the Union, followed within five weeks by Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina, thus forming an eleven state Confederacy with a population of 9 million, including nearly 4 million slaves. The Union will soon have 21 states and a population of over 20 million.
Civil War 1860
-December 20, 1860 -
South Carolina
secedes from the Union. Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas
Civil War 1861
-February 9, 1861 - The Confederate States of America is formed with
Jefferson Davis
, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer, as president,of the confederacy.
Civil War 1861
-July 21, 1861 - The Union Army under Gen. Irvin McDowell suffers a defeat at Bull Run 25 miles southwest of Washington. Confederate Gen. Thomas J. Jackson earns the nickname "Stonewall."
1860 - 1865
Civil War 1862
-February 6, 1862 - Victory for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant in Tennessee, capturing Fort Henry, and ten days later Fort Donelson. Grant earns the nickname
"Unconditional Surrender"
-Slavery was really what started the civil war. The south was for slavery, and the north was against slavery.
Civil War 1862
-June 1, 1862 - Gen. Robert E. Lee assumes command, replacing the wounded Johnston. Lee then renames his force the Army of Northern Virginia. McClellan is not impressed, saying Lee is "likely to be timid and irresolute in action."
Civil War 1862
-September 17, 1862 - The bloodiest day in U.S. military history,before Gettysburg as Gen. Robert E. Lee and the Confederate Armies are stopped at
in Maryland by McClellan and numerically superior Union forces. By nightfall 26,000 men are dead, wounded, or missing. Lee then withdraws to Virginia.
Civil War 1862
Civil War 1863
-January 1, 1863 - President Lincoln issues the final
Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves
in territories held by Confederates and emphasizes the enlisting of black soldiers in the Union Army. The war to preserve the Union now becomes a revolutionary struggle for the abolition of slavery.
Civil War 1863
-May 10, 1863 - The South suffers a huge blow as Stonewall Jackson dies from his wounds, his last words, "Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees."

-September 22, 1862 - The draft of the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves is issued by President Lincoln.
Civil War 1863
-July 1-3, 1863 - The tide of war turns against the South as the Confederates are defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
Civil War 1865
-January 31, 1865
- The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery.
Civil War 1865
-April 9, 1865 - Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permits soldiers to keep horses and mules.

-"After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources," Lee tells his troops.
Civil War 1865
-April 14, 1865 - The Stars and Stripes is ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter. April 14, 1865
Civil War Fun Facts
-Average solider age was 25
- One-third of the soldiers who fought for the Union Army were immigrants, and nearly 1 in 10 was African American
-Lincoln was shot at—and almost killed— nearly two years before he was assassinated.
-1/3 of the civil war deaths were from disease
-If the names of the Civil War dead were organized similar to the names on the Vietnam Memorial wall, the Civil War memorial would be over 10 times longer
-A Civil War soldier’s chance of surviving the war was about 1 in 4.
states rights
played a role in slavery.

"Whhere done"-Badaheen
-That night, Lincoln and his wife Mary see the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. At 10:13 p.m., during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head. Doctors attend to the president in the theater then move him to a house across the street. He never regains consciousness.
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