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  1. The Civil War 1861 – 1865 Timeline & Photo Presentation

  2. The Civil War • Not long ago, a great war was waged in our nation, the United States. Your great-great grandfather might have been a soldier in this war. Your great-great grandmother might have plowed fields while her husband fought, or served as a nurse on the battlefields.

  3. The Civil War • The Civil War lasted for four years. Three million Americans fought in over 10,000 battles and skirmishes across the country. • More than 620,000 soldiers died.

  4. The Civil War

  5. The Civil War

  6. The Civil War

  7. The Civil War

  8. Lincoln’s Inauguration “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so. “

  9. Fort Sumter

  10. The Confederacy

  11. The Confederacy

  12. Battle of Bull Run

  13. Battle of Bull Run

  14. Battle of Bull Run

  15. Battle of Bull Run

  16. General George B. McClellan

  17. General Ulysses S. Grant

  18. “Stonewall” Jackson

  19. General Robert E. Lee

  20. Pope’s Campaign

  21. Pope’s Campaign

  22. Pope’s Campaign

  23. Antietam

  24. Antietam

  25. Antietam

  26. Antietam

  27. Antietam

  28. Antietam

  29. Antietam

  30. Antietam

  31. Antietam

  32. Gettysburg

  33. Gettysburg

  34. Gettysburg

  35. Gettysburg

  36. Gettysburg Address

  37. Gettysburg Address

  38. Gettysburg Address • “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”

  39. Gettysburg Address • “Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.”

  40. Gettysburg Address • “But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.”

  41. Gettysburg Address • “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

  42. Winter 1864 (Jan. – April)

  43. Winter 1864 (Jan. – April)

  44. Winter 1864 (Jan. – April)

  45. Winter 1864 (Jan. – April)

  46. Grant’s Wilderness Campaigns

  47. Grant’s Wilderness Campaigns

  48. Grant’s Wilderness Campaigns

  49. Grant’s Wilderness Campaigns

  50. Grant’s Wilderness Campaigns