By. William HunterEDTC 4001 Section 003East Carolina University Middle Grades Education
Civil War Battles This is an interactive timeline showing the start of the Civil war along with some of the Major battles that took place. Learn aboutthe first four major battles of the Civil War. Fort SumterBattle Bull RunBattle of Shiloh Second Battle of Bull Run On April 10, 1861 Confederate forces at Charleston, South Carolina, demanded the surrender of the Union garrison of Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor. Garrison commander Anderson refused. On April 12, Confederate batteries opened fire on the fort, which was unable to reply effectively. This was the first major land battle of the armies in Virginia. On July 16, 1861, the untried Union army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate army, which was drawn up behind Bull Run beyond Centreville. On the 21st, McDowell crossed at Sudley Ford and attacked the Confederate left flank on Matthews Hill. Fighting raged throughout the day as Confederate forces were driven back to Henry Hill.On the morning of April 6, 1862, 40,000 Confederate soldiers under the command of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston poured out of the nearby woods and struck a line of Union soldiers occupying ground near Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. The overpowering Confederate offensive drove the unprepared Federal forces from their camps and threatened to overwhelm Ulysses S. Grants entire command.On August 28. The fighting at Brawner Farm lasted several hours and resulted in a stalemate. Pope became convinced that he had trapped Jackson and concentrated the bulk of his army against him. On August 29, Pope launched a series of assaults against Jacksons position along an unfinished railroad grade.Battle of Gettysburg Battle of Atlanta Battle of Mobile BayAppomattox Court HouseConfederate Gen. Robert E. Lee concentrated his army around Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, upon the approach of Union Gen. George G. Meades forces. On July 1, Confederates drove Union defenders through Gettysburg to Cemetery Hill. The next day Lee struck the flanks of the Union line resulting in severe fighting at Devil's Den, Little Round Top, the Wheatfield, Peach Orchard, Culps Hill and East Cemetery Hill.The Battle of Atlanta was fought on July 22, 1864, just southeast of Atlanta, Georgia. Union forces commanded by William T. Sherman, wanting to neutralize the important rail and supply hub, defeated Confederate forces defending the city under John B. Hood. After ordering the evacuation of the city, Sherman burned most of the buildings in the city, military or not.On August 5, Rear Admiral David Farraguts Union fleet of eighteen ships boldly entered Mobile Bay and received a devastating fire from Forts Gaines and Morgan and other points. After passing the forts, Farragut engaged in aslow-motionslugfest with the Confederate ironclad CSS Tennessee, under the command of Adm. Franklin Buchanan.On April 8th while heading for the South Side Railroad at Appomattox Station, where food supplies awaited, the Confederates were cut off once again and nearly surrounded by Union troops near the small village of Appomattox Court House. Despite a final desperate attempt to escape, Lees army was trapped. General Lee surrendered his remaining troops to General Grant at the McLean House on the afternoon of April 9.Learn about the last four major battles of the Civil WarHey students! Use the internet browser below to interact with the great page that is geared towards you. It is full of great Civil War information and other interactive tools for you to use!This is a matching game. You are to match the war with winning side of the war, but watch out some wars had no winning side.Who won the Civil War? Drag the winning flag into the Barrel.
PullPullAbraham LincolnWho was President of the U.S. During the Civil War?
We will next be learning about the assassination of President Lincoln. Use this picture to complete the quiz below. http://www.history.com/topics/abraham-lincoln-assassination
Click on the globe on the side of the picture. This will take you to a page dealing with Lincoln's assassination. This is what we will be learning about next.Resources
http://www.history.com/topics/abraham-lincoln-assassination"Abraham Lincoln's Assassination." History.com. A&E Television Networks, n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.http://www.civilwar.org/"Civil War Trust." : Saving America's Civil War Battlefields. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.Grundy, Pamela. A Journey through North Carolina. Salt Lake City: Gibbs Smith, 2008. Print.Garcia, Jesus. Creating America: A History of the United States. Evanston, IL: McDougal Littell, 2005. Print.