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He and Lincoln did not always agree. Therefore, he did not play a major role in the war after Antietam. McClellan ran unsuccessfully against Lincoln for the presidency in 1864. He was governor of New Jersey from 1878 to 1881. m. The first shots of the Civil War ring out near Charleston, South Carolina. December 20, 1860 South Carolina is the first state to secede from the Union. April 13, 1861 Anderson is forced to surrender Fort Sumter after a 34 hour Confederate siege of the fort. July 21, 1861 The First Battle of Bull Run occurs near Manassas, Virginia.

On the second day, southern victory seemed less certain. 6 kilometers) apart. The Confederates began another assault but they were unable to overtake the Union army. Lee also understood how important Gettysburg was. On the third day of the battle, July 3, Confederate General George E. Pickett led 15,000 foot soldiers toward the Union line. They faced heavy cannon and musket fire. The move was courageous but costly. During Pickett’s Charge, as the attack was later called, approximately 10,000 Confederate troops fell.

Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865) - Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States. He served from 1861 to 1865 during the Civil War. A quiet, honest politician from Illinois, he was openly against slavery. His election prompted several southern states to secede. Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. He was assassinated shortly after the Civil War ended in 1865. Meade, George C. (1815–1872) - Meade made a name for himself at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. He later worked with Grant, planning military strategies for the rest of the war.

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