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Lincoln Administration : Outbreak of the American Civil War : Civil War Battles - 1861

Administration of Abraham Lincoln (1861- 1865)

  • Lincoln Birthplace: Six views of Lincoln's Birthplace on the Sinking Spring Farm in southeast Hardin County, Kentucky.

  • Abraham Lincoln Home: Nine more images of Lincoln's Homes in Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana.

  • Abraham Lincoln Childhood: Six illustrations of Abraham Lincoln's Childhood, including scenes of him studying, and writing letters for the neighbors.

  • Abraham Lincoln Early Life: Six images including Lincoln reading, studying, and working as a postmaster and railsplitter.

  • Abraham Lincoln Life: These illustrations of Abraham Lincoln's Life show Abe in a wrestling contest, making a trip to New Orleans, working as a flatboatman, and as a surveyor, among other things.

  • Lincoln Family: These pictures contain a scene of the death of the president's grandfather, a portrait of his father, two portraits of his stepmother, and another cabin picture.

  • Abraham Lincoln Family: Six drawings of Abraham Lincoln's Family after his marriage to Mary Todd showing Lincoln with his wife and his sons.

  • Mary Todd Lincoln: Six portraits of Mary Todd Lincoln thoughout the years.

  • Robert Todd Lincoln: Six images of Robert Todd Lincoln, who was Lincoln's eldest son, and the only one of his four sons to live past the age of eighteen. He became a lawyer and was the thirty-fifth Secretary of War as well as the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom.

  • Thomas Lincoln: Thomas Lincoln, was the president's youngest son. He was named after Lincoln's father and called "Tad" because the president thought his son "looked like a tadpole." Tad died of heart failure when he was just eighteen, just six years after the president's assassination. Tad was buried next to his father.

  • Stephen Douglas: Stephen Douglas, was an American politician from Illinois, and was the Northern Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860. He is probably best known for the series of debates he had with Abraham Lincoln when they were both running for Senate in 1858.

  • Abraham Lincoln Presidency: These nine pictures relate to Abraham Lincoln's Presidency, with scences of the the Democratic Convention of 1860, Lincoln's first inaugural address, his arrival at the Capitol, and pictures of his cabinet.

  • Abraham Lincoln Civil War: Here are nine illustrations of events pertaining to Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, including LIncoln's last interview with McClellan, his address at Gettysburg, a visit to the Army of the Potomac and a hospital, and a color scene of his last reception.

  • Pictures of Lincoln: These page contains six Pictures of Lincoln.

  • President Lincoln: Six more portraits of President Lincoln.

  • President Abe Lincoln: Five more illustrations of President Abe Lincoln.

  • President Abraham Lincoln: These pictures of President Abraham Lincoln include a painting in color of Lincoln during the Civil War, his last portrait sitting on the day of Lee's surrender, and another illustration of him making his famous speech at Gettysburg.

  • Abraham Lincoln Pictures: Nine more Abraham Lincoln Pictures including a color scene of him raising the flag, and a statue and medal made in his honor.

  • Lincoln Assassination: Images of Lincoln's Assassination at Ford's Theatre where he was attending the play Our American Cousin on April 14, 1865.

  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination: Six more scenes of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination. Lincoln's body guard had left the theatre to get a drink at the saloon next door. At about 10:15, John Willkes Booth came up behind the President and fired his gun at point-blank range, mortally wounding the President.

  • Lincoln Death: After being shot, Lincoln was taken across the street to Petersen House where he lay in a coma for nine hours, and died at 7:22 am on April 15, 1865. This page contains eight scenes illustrating Lincoln's Death.

  • Lincoln Funeral: Following his death, President Lincoln's body was taken from the Peterson House to Washington, D.C. and by funeral train to his final resting place in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois. This page contains six different views of Lincoln's Funeral.

  • John Wilkes Booth: John Wilkes Booth was an American stage actor who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln because he was upset by the South's defeat in the American Civil War and strongly opposed the abolition of slavery in the United States and Lincoln's proposal to extend voting rights to recently emancipated slaves. This page contains nine images of the man and his escape and capture after killing Lincoln.

  • John Wilkes Booth Death: After Lincoln's assissantion, John Wilkes Booth fled on horseback and managed to evade the authorities for twelve days. He was eventually cornered at Garrett's farm, where he was shot by Sergeant Boston Corbett, who was acting against orders. This page has nine illustrations leading to John Wilkes Booth's Death, inquest, and burial.

  • Lincoln Conspirators: Nine images of the accused Lincoln Conspirators who planned to disable the government by assassinating the President, as well as Secretary of State William H. Seward, Vice President Andrew Johnson, and General Ulysses S. Grant.

  • Lincoln Conspiracy: Nine illustrations relating to the Lincoln Conspiracy including pictures of the penitentiary builiding in Washington where the conpirators were held, Mrs. Surratt's boarding house, the courtroom where the trial was held and six drawings of the executions of Mary Surratt, Lewis Powell aka Payne, David Herold, and George Atzerodt on July 7, 1865.

Outbreak of the American Civil War

  • Fort Moultrie: After South Carolina seceded from the Union on December 20, 1860, defenders of Fort Moultrie chose not to surrender to the South Carolina forces. On December 26, 1860, Union Major Robert Anderson moved his garrison at Fort Moultrie to the stronger Fort Sumter. In April 1861, Confederate troops shelled Fort Sumter into submission and the American Civil War began. This page contains eight images of Fort Moultrie including its evacuation by Anderson's troops and its later bombardment in 1863.

  • Fort Sumter: This pages has nine illustrations of Fort Sumterin Charleston Harbor, South Carolina at the start of the Civil War.

  • Star of the West: The Star of the West was a steamship that was trying to resupply Major Anderson's garrison at Fort Sumter in January of 1861, before the Confederacy was formed. The ship was fired upon by cadets from Morris Island battery as it entered Charleston Harbor and was unable to get food and ammunition to Fort Sumter.

  • Battle of Fort Sumter: The Battle of Fort Sumter (April 12–13, 1861) was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, South Carolina, that started the American Civil War. This page contains six scenes of the battle.

  • Fort Sumter Battle: The Fort Sumter Battle began at 4:30 a.m. on April 12, with the Confederates bombarding the fort from artillery batteries surrounding the harbor. On this page are six more illustrations of the attack.

  • Fort Sumter Flag: Although the Union garrison at Fort Sumter returned fire, they were significantly outgunned and, after 34 hours, Major Anderson agreed to evacuate. The Fort Sumter Flag was lowered by Major Robert Anderson on April 14, 1861 and taken back to Washington, D.C., where it was repeatedly "auctioned off" to raise funds for the war effort. At the end of the war the flag was once again raised by Major Anderson over the battered fort.

  • Fort Sumter Pictures: Nine Fort Sumter Pictures showing several interior views of the garrison, including Anderson's headquarters and illustrations of the damage done during the bombardment.

  • Charleston Harbor: Six maps of Charleston Harbor that show the major forts in the area.

  • Robert Anderson: Six images of Robert Anderson, known for his command of Fort Sumter at the start of the war.

  • Major Anderson: Six pictures of Major Anderson, including one with his family.

  • Major Robert Anderson: These scenes show Major Robert Anderson cutting down the flagpole at Ft. Moultrie and raising it anew at Ft. Sumter. There is also an engraving of a portrait of him and his officers.

  • General Beauregard: General Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard) was the first prominent general of the Confederate States Army and commanded the defenses of Charleston at Fort Sumter against Major Anderson. Three months later he was the victor at the First Battle of Bull Run near Manassas, Virginia.

Civil War Battles - 1861

  • Baltimore 1861: On April 19, a week after the battle at Fort Sumter, the Union's Sixth Massachusetts Regiment answered Lincoln's call for troops and traveled south to Washington, D.C. through Baltimore. Forced to walk through town, they were met by secessionist sympathizers and trouble ensued. This page has nine images showing scenes from that time.

  • Baltimore Riots: Nine more views of the Baltimore Riots. Four soldiers, Corporal Sumner Needham of Company I and Privates Luther C. Ladd, Charles Taylor, and Addison Whitney of Company D, and twelve civilians were killed in the riot. This incident is regarded by many as resulting in the first bloodshed of the American Civil War.

  • Battle of Big Bethel: The Battle of Big Bethel was one of the earliest land battles of the Civil War after the surrender of Fort Sumter. The battle occurred between the Union Army and Confederate States Army forces on June 10, 1861 in Hampton and York County, Virginia. The Union suffered 76 casualties, with 18 killed, including Major Winthrop and Lieutenant John T. Greble, the first regular army officer killed in the war. This page has nine images of that battle, including illustrations of Lt. Greble.

  • Battle of Rich Mountain: Six illustrations of the Battle of Rich Mountain, which took place on July 11, 1861, in Randolph County, Virginia. The Union victory at Rich Mountain was instrumental in propelling General George B. McClellan to command of the Army of the Potomac.

  • First Battle of Bull Run: The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia. Among the six images here are ones of the stand of Union troops at the Henry House, Union troops panicking, and a fight for Ricketts' guns.

  • Battle of Bull Run: These illustrations of the Battle of Bull Run show a charge on a rebel battery and images of the Stone Bridge crossing over Bull Run.

  • First Bull Run: These pictures of the First Bull Run, the first major land battle of the American Civil War, contain a scene of the Federal army advancing, the troops rallying behind the Robinson House, and images of Stonewall Jackson during the battle.

  • Manassas Battlefield: Six drawings of the Manassas Battlefield including scenes of a stampede, the main battleground where General Bee fell, and the charge of the Federal line to retake Henry Hill.

  • First Manassas: Six scenes of First Manassas, as the Battle of Bull Run was called by Confederate forces, depict the scenes from around Centreville and Manassas Junction.

  • Battle of Manassas: Six images of the Battle of Manassas, where Union troops lead by Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell opposed the Confederate forces under Brig. Gen P. G. T. Beauregard.

  • Bull Run Civil War: These Bull Run Civil War images show scenes of wounded soldiers, a salute of guns fired in front of Virginia's state house after the battle, soldiers' graves, and a monumnet on the Bull Run battleground. Approximately 460 Union soldiers and 387 Confederate soldiers lost their lives during the battle at Manassas Junction.

  • Bull Run Maps: These nine Bull Run Maps show the stragegy used and the troops' movements throughout the day.

  • Battle of Wilson's Creek: Six illustrations of events pertaining to the Battle of Wilson's Creek, also known as the Battle of Oak Hills. The battle was fought on August 10, 1861, near Springfield, Missouri, between Union forces and the Missouri State Guard. It gave the Confederates control of southwestern Missouri. Union General Nathaniel Lyon was killed during this battle.

  • Battle of Ball's Bluff: The Battle of Ball's Bluff, also known as the Battle of Harrison’s Island or the Battle of Leesburg, was fought on October 21, 1861, in Loudoun County, Virginia, as part of Union Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's operations in Northern Virginia during the American Civil War. This page contains six drawings including scenes of the death of Colonel and U. S. Senator Edward Dickenson Baker.

  • Ball’s Bluff: Six more scenes of the Ball's Bluff battle, the second largest battle of the Eastern Theater in 1861, with over one thousand casualties.

  • Battle of Belmont: Six illustrations of the Battle of Belmont, fought on November 7, 1861, in Mississippi County, Missouri. It was Brig. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's first big combat test, and gave President Lincoln a favorable impression of the man who would go on to become the future Union Army general in chief and eventual U.S. president.

  • Battle of Port Royal: These pictures of the Battle of Port Royal, one of the earliest amphibious operations of the American Civil War, show the bombardments of Forts Walker and Beauregard and the effect of shells on the fleeing Confederate soldiers in the woods.

  • Port Royal: Nine more Port Royal images, including a map of the topography of Hilton Head, U.S. troops at Fort Walker, and views of fortifications constructed by the Federal Troops. Despite the heavy volume of fire, loss of life was relatively low, with casualties on both sides totaling less than 100.

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