Lincoln’s Inauguration • South fears a Northern Conspiracy • Secession- Confederate States of America is formed!
Attack on Fort Sumter • Confederate Victory • Lincoln declares will not use force unless fired upon… • Confederates storm and take over arsenal. • Shots fired , but no one is killed. • 1st battle of the Civil War
Battle of Bull Run • Confederate Victory • People set up blankets and picnics to watch… until people started getting killed! • Union retreats after hearing the “REBEL YELL”
Battle of Shiloh • Union Victory • Back and forth fighting • Union finally gains control over the Mississippi River- Anaconda Plan • How did control over the Mississippi demonstrate the Divide and Conquer strategy?
Battle of Antietam • Bloodiest Battle of the War! • Union Victory • Union soldiers find Gen. Lee’s plans in a battlefield in Maryland.. We knew their every move!!
Battle of Gettysburg • Union Victory – Pickett’s Charge • Rebels are caught off guard raiding a town for shoes • Confederate’ make major mistake- Pickett’s Charge – Walk their men into certain death • March 14,000 men towards Union forces in open field, “It’s all my fault”
Sherman’s “March to the Sea” • Union Victory – A Christmas present for Mr. Lincoln” • Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s strategy of TOTAL WAR – “we are not only fighting against a hostile army, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor feel the hard hand of war” • Burn down and destroy EVERYTHING!!!
Surrender at Appomattox • Lee/Confederates Surrender – “I would rather die a thousand deaths” • Very generous terms • Union is preserved…now what?