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The Players

Timeline

Key Battles

Videos / Images

 

 

January 31 - President Lincoln issues General War Order No. 1 calling for all United States naval and land forces to begin a general advance by Feb 22, George Washington's birthday. (1862)

 

April 24 - 17 Union ships under the command of Flag Officer David Farragut move up the Mississippi River then take New Orleans, the South's greatest seaport.

 

 

 

 

 

Later in the war, sailing through a Rebel mine field Farragut utters the famous phrase "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" (1862)

The Civil War. A Film by Ken Burns

 

 

 

February 9 - The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis as president. (1862)

 

 

 

The  

Battle

Of Gettysburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gettysburg - July 3, 1863

 

 

 

August 10 - The president meets with abolitionist Frederick Douglass who pushes for full equality for Union 'Negro troops.' (1862)

The Battle of Fredericksburg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Battle Of Fredericksberg