The Civil War EDUC2300_Spring2015_30587

Timeline created by markgillan
In History
  • New President

    New President
    Abraham Lincoln is elected to be president. He was a republican and the first president to oppose the spread of slavery in the US
  • First Secession Convention

    First Secession Convention
    The first secession convention takes place in South Carolina
  • First State to Secede

    First State to Secede
    South Carolina becomes the first state to secede, just 3 days after the secession convention
  • Confederate States of America Forms

    Confederate States of America Forms
    The seceeded southern states form a government in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Official Start of the Civil War

    Official Start of the Civil War
    Southern forces attack in Fort Sumter, South Carolina
  • The Battle of Bull Run

    The Battle of Bull Run
    Fought in Manassas, Virginia. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson earns place in history
  • Battle of Wilson's Creek

    Battle of Wilson's Creek
    In Wilson's Creek, Missouri, the Confederate victory established a strong presence west of the Mississpi
  • Battle of Mill Springs

    Battle of Mill Springs
    The Union victory severely hurts the Confederate hold on Kentucky
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    The first major battle in Tennessee
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    General Lee of the Confederate Army gets the victory
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    General Lee's greatest victory. Stonewall Jackson is shot and dies a week later
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The bloodiest battle of the Civil War
  • Battle of Sones River

    Battle of Sones River
    Fought between the Union Army of the Cumberland under General William Rosecrans, and General Braxton Bragg of the Confederate Army
  • Battle of Cedar Creek

    A successful early morning surprise attack by the Confederate
  • Final Battle of the Civil War

    Palmito Ranch, Texas
  • Surrender!

    Surrender!
    General Simon Bolivar Buckner signs a surrender of the Army of Trans-Mississippi
  • Official End of Civial War

    Official End of Civial War
    Surrender papers agreed upon and signed. War is over officially