Civil War

  • Period: to

    American Civil War

  • Election of 1860

    In the presidential election of 1860, the Republican Party, led by Abraham Lincoln, had campaigned against expanding slavery beyond the states in which it already existed.
  • Seven Cotton States Declare Secession.

    All of these states joined togethwer and formed The Confederate States of America
  • Lincoln Sworn In

    On this day Lincoln was sworn in as president
  • First Secessionist Convention

    The first convention was held in virginia for all of the states that have seceeded
  • Shot Heard Around the world

    The Civil War has started, Confederate troops take first shot at Fort Sumter in South Carolina
  • Battle of Bull Run

    Where Stonewall Jackson got his nickname from acting like a stonewall and not falling to the union
  • Battle of Ironclads

    Battle ended in a draw, neither side had suffiecent equipment for water warfare at the time
  • Union Advances

    Confederates thought they were well equipped but were not. Without their gunboats the confederates were forcwed to retreat and the Union took control of western Kentucky
  • Battle of Shiloh

    To the west, the Union gained control of the Mississippi River after the Battle of Shiloh
  • Battle of Antietam

    the Confederate campaign in Maryland ended in defeat at the Battle of Antietam
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Days after that battle, Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which made ending slavery a war goal.
  • Change starts happening

    The Emancipation Proclomation takes effect
  • Battle Of Gettysburg

    In 1863, Confederate general Robert E. Lee's northward advance ended in defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • The Great Riot

    A big draft riot broke out in New York City, it involved Irish immigrants that were made citizens to swell the machine votes
  • Grant Becomes Commander of All

    Lincoln promotes General Grant to commander of all Union Armies. Grant stationed himself with the Army of the Potomac
  • President Johnson

    President Johnson declared a virtual end to insurrection.
  • Navy Is Enlarged

    The small U.S. Navy of 1861 was rapidly enlarged to 6000 officers and 45,000 men in 1865, with 671 vessels, having a total of 510,396 men
  • End of War

    When the Confederate attempt to defend Petersburg failed, the Confederate army retreated but was pursued and defeated, which resulted in Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.
  • War Is Officially Over

    Cherokee leader Stand Watie was the last Confederate general to surrender his forces.